Register a birth

Find out how to register a birth

You will need to make an appointment to register a birth. Please call us on 01642 444440.

If your baby was born outside Redcar and Cleveland, for example at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, we in Redcar Register Office can only take a declaration of the birth, which will be posted to Middlesbrough Register Office before you can apply for a birth certificate.

If you wish to contact Middlesbrough Register Office click here:-

What information will I need when I register a birth?

  • The date and place your baby was born
  • The full names and surname you wish your baby to be known by (please make sure you have the correct spellings of all names as this cannot be changed easily at a later date)
  • Baby's sex
  • Baby's parents' full names and surnames and any change of names either may have had
  • Baby's parents' places of birth and occupations/job
  • Birth mother's home address
  • Baby's parents' date of marriage or civil partnership (if applicable)
  • Number of previous children of birth mother (if any)

How much does it cost to register a birth?

The ​birth registration is free of charge.
A full certified copy of the birth certificate costs £11.00.