Due to the Coronavirus pandemic this service is temporally suspended. We are only open for death registrations. If a death occurs in Merton please telephone 02082745777 for an appointment. Please do not come to the office as all registrations will be conducted over the telephone.

Where to register

A birth must be registered within 42 days, in the district where the baby was born.

The London Borough of Merton does not have a maternity hospital. If the baby was born in a local hospital please contact the appropriate register office:

If it is difficult for you to visit the register office in the district in which the birth occurred you may attend another register office to give a birth declaration. This declaration will then be sent to the district where the birth occurred and the registration will be completed there.

To register a birth that occurred in Merton please contact us to book an appointment at Merton Register Office.

Who should go

It is important that the correct person or people register the birth. This is usually a parent or parents, but please read Who can register a birth (GOV.UK website) for full details.

What to bring

It is helpful if you can bring your passport or birth certificate and if married your marriage certificate to the birth registration. This is not essential but will help us to ensure your correct details are registered.

Fees for birth certificates

You can order a copy certificate online from the General Register Office website.

If the event occurred in Merton we can produce copies of certificates for the following fees:


Cost per certificate

Postage - Recorded

Postage - Special

Postage - European

Postage - Worldwide

​At registration​£11.00N/A​N/A​N/A​N/A​

Standard 5 day






24 hour






1 hour


Collection only

Please contact us to place an order. If the event occurred more than 6 months ago you can also order a copy of a birth certificate from the General Register Office website.

Related websites

See Registering a birth (GOV.UK website) for more detailed information about the registration process.

See also

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm, except for the third Thursday of every month when the office closes at 12.30pm.


Contact us

Merton Register Office
Morden Park House
Morden Park
London Road

Longitude: 51.393262°
Latitude: -0.206915°

Map of Merton Register Office

Email: register.office@merton.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8274 5777
Fax: 020 8648 0433