Registering a Birth
COVID – 19 update 1st June 2020
Following changes by the government on 1st June 2020, it is now possible to register a birth. However, the Redcar Register Office is currently unable to offer a birth registration appointment as the register office environment is undergoing structural changes to make it safe for you and our staff to do this.
We will update this page as soon as we have any change in the situation so please do keep checking back for updates.
We would ask you to avoid telephoning the office if you can as we are experiencing a very high volume of telephone calls and queries due to the impact of the Covid-19 restrictions.
If your baby was born outside of Redcar & Cleveland, for example 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:- https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/births-deaths-and-marriages/register-birth
What information will I need when I register a birth?
- Date and Place of Birth
- Full names and surname of baby (correct spellings of all names as this cannot be changed later)
- 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
- Baby's mother's home address
- Baby's parents' date of marriage or civil partnership (if applicable)
- Number of previous children of baby's mother (if any)
How much does it cost to register a birth?
The birth registration is free of charge.
From 1st November 2017 a free short birth certificate will no longer be issued. A full certified copy of the birth certificate is available at a fee of £11.00.