Register a birth

Birth Registrations

Where the baby’s parents are married or in a civil partnership at the time of the birth only one parent needs to attend to complete the registration of the birth. Where parents are not married to each other at the time of the birth and the father’s details are to be recorded in the register – both parents will need to attend to register.

At the point of making your appointment booking online, you will be given the opportunity to pre-order any birth certificates required at the statutory fee of £12.50 per certificate. A full birth certificate is needed for passport applications or to set up a bank account for your child. At the appointment, you will also have the opportunity to purchase a birth certificate wallet for £1.

Please note, payment for certificates is by credit or debit card only.

If you wish to order certificates at a later date, you can order these online once the birth has been registered at the same statutory cost of £12.50. Different postage options for certificates ordered later are detailed online and may incur a small additional charge depending on the option selected. This is currently £2.87

The full registration appointment will be undertaken at the Register Office below:

Rotherham Register Office
Riverside House
Main Street
South Yorkshire
S60 1AE

Telephone: 01709 823542

To make an appointment to register a birth, please do so online:

Make an appointment to register a birth

If the system shows no available appointment times it means the service is fully booked. New appointments are released every week so please keep checking the website.

If your baby was born over 42 days ago please call the register office on 01709 823542 to make an appointment.


Please note, there is no public parking other than disabled parking directly outside Riverside House. Please see the link below for a list of car parks in Rotherham. The nearest car park to Riverside House is the Statutes.

Find a car park in Rotherham

Important information

When attending your registration appointment please keep attendance at Riverside House to a minimum, only the parents to attend wherever possible. There is no requirement for you to bring your baby along to the appointment.

To change or cancel your appointment, please do so online – you will need the booking reference number from your confirmation email to do this.

Reschedule/Cancel your appointment (

It is important that all information is checked carefully by yourselves prior to signing. Once signed, the registration is deemed a legal entry and any errors spotted after the point of signing will be subject to a statutory correction fee of between £83 and £99 and an application form and associated evidence will need to be submitted for consideration before a correction can be authorised. There is no guarantee a correction will be made.

In order to claim for Child Benefit you will need to obtain a birth certificate to apply to HMRC.

See further information and apply for Child Benefit

Rotherham Council have been successful in getting additional funding from the Government to support our work with children and families. Family Hubs operate in Rotherham Children’s Centres and Early Help buildings. Local families can visit with their children and receive information, advice and support for all things related to raising a family.

Family Hubs bring lots of services together, to work with families from pregnancy and through childhood to the teenage years and up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.

Rotherham Family Hubs further information and support – Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council