Birth Certificate: Tamil Nadu
per rules, births will have to be registered within 21 days at the place of its
Municipalities, Corporations and Special Village Panchayats (Town Panchayats),
the concerned local bodies undertake the registration of births.
Village Panchayats, the responsibility for registration of births is with the
Revenue Department and the Village Administrative Officers in the Village
Panchayats are the Registrars of Birth.
taking place in a medical institution will be intimated for registration by the
institution directly to the registering authority.
the birth has taken place in the house, the head of the family or the nearest
relative of the family will have to register in the prescribed format along
with a certificate from the person or medical institution that conducted the
the prescribed time limit, if a registration is done, it is accepted with a
payment of penalty upto a period of one year. If registration is to be done
beyond the period of one year, it will be registered only on receipt of a
Judicial Order from a Magistrate and with penalty.
rural areas, the Register of Births is maintained in the Taluk office for two
years and is then transferred to the respective Sub-Registrar's Office. Hence,
in rural areas, the Birth Certificate of a child till the age of 2 can be taken
from Taluk Office and thereafter it has to be applied for in the
Sub-Registrar's office and obtained.
towns/municipal areas, the Register of Births is maintained by the respective
forms have to be applied for in these offices and obtained.
rural areas, Taluk Offices and Sub-Registrar offices are the concerned offices
for registration/issual of certificate. Taluk offices come under the Revenue
Panchayats (at present called Special Village Panchayats) come under the Rural
and Corporations come under the Municipal Administration and Water Supply
Application for Birth Extract