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.

A Registration Officer will call you the day before your appointment to confirm your attendance and give you the opportunity to order any birth certificates required at the statutory fee of £11.00 per certificate. A full birth certificate is needed for passport applications or to set up a bank account for your child.  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 £11.00. 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 £1.85.

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

Rotherham Register Office
Riverside House
Main Street
South Yorkshire
S60 1AE
01709 823542

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

Make an appointment to register a birth

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 Forge Island.

Find a car park in Rotherham

When attending the face to face part of the registration 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.

Face coverings are required by law to be worn in a greater number of public indoor settings including register offices, see the guidance on face coverings here Face covering guidance

You will be required to use hand sanitiser provided on arrival at Riverside House and prior to handling and signing any documentation. Social distancing measures are in place and you are expected to adhere to these whilst you are within the building. If you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, is awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test or has been instructed to self-isolate through NHS track and trace, you must not attend the building. If any of these apply on arrival at the building, you will be asked to leave immediately.

To change or cancel your appointment, please do so online

Change or cancel your appointment

Or enter the code 557282614 manually into the following Web page enter the code here

If you need to speak to a member of the registration team, please call us on 01709 823542 or email [email protected]

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 £75 and £90 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.

You can still apply for Child Benefit and Universal Credit prior to registering the birth.

Apply for Child Benefit