Congratulations on your new family member! In Ontario, your baby's birth must be registered within 30 days of the date of birth to ensure your child has a legal identity. This step will allow you to apply for a birth certificate, passport and other identity-related documents. Check with the hospital where your baby was born regarding the completion and submission of the Statement of Live Birth form which is required for birth certificate application.
Births are registered through the Ontario Office of the Registrar General. Birth certificate applications may be picked up from the Office of the City Clerk in City Hall or completed online through the Office of the Registrar General. The links below will help you in one of your first tasks as a new parent.
Online Newborn Registration Service
Office of the Registrar General - Online Certificate Application
Ontario Birth Certificate Information - FAQ's from Service Ontario
Office of the City Clerk
Commemorative Tree & Bench Program