Birth Certificates, Replacements & Birth Registrations

Register a birth (new baby) in Ontario

When a child is born in Ontario, their birth needs to be registered with the Government of Ontario, within 30 days.

Birth registration in Ontario is a two-step process:

  1. Statement of Live Birth Form, is completed by parents of newborns and submitted to ServiceOntario
  2. Notice of Live Birth Form, is completed by qualified medical staff and submitted to ServiceOntario

Registration is free and it is quicker to register a birth online than submitting a paper Statement of Live Birth form by mail.

Register online here:

Get or replace an Ontario birth certificate

When a child is born in Ontario, their birth must be registered with the Government of Ontario.

Once a child’s birth is registered, the parent(s) or guardian(s) may request a birth certificate for that child.

A birth certificate is a record of a birth that happened in Ontario. It is a government document that can be used as proof of identity.

You can order an Ontario birth certificate online, in-person (at the 47 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto or the 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa locations), by mail or by fax.

Ontario birth certificates can only be issued for people whose births are/were registered in Ontario.

Order a birth certificate online here: