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Register a birth

Here you can find information on who, how and where you can register a birth, and what information you will need to bring with you to your appointment.

If your baby was born in Leeds, please call 0113 222 4408 to book an appointment.​​

By law you must register a birth within 42 days.​​

Where can I go for the appointment?

You can register the birth at one of the following One Stop Centres: 2 Great George Street, Armley, Chapeltown, Dewsbury Road, Garforth, Harehills, Middleton, Morley, Otley, Pudsey, Rothwell, Wetherby and Yeadon. Please see the Documents section for addresses and opening times.

You can also register a birth in any other Register Office in England and Wales. The Registrar will send the details on to us, although there will be a delay in receiving the birth certificate.

Who can register a birth?

If the parents are married to each other:

-Either the baby’s mother or father.

If the parents are not married to each other

-The mother
-The mother and father together

Please note that if the parents are not married to each other at the time of the birth we can only enter the father’s details on the birth certificate if he comes with the mother to register the birth.​

Information you need when registering a birth​

When registering the b​irth, you should know:

-place and date of the birth
-name, surname and sex of the baby
-parents’ names, surnames and address
-places and dates of parents’ birth
-date of parents’ marriage or civil partnership
-parents’ jobs
-mother’s maiden surname

You might not need to give all of this information, depending on who is registering the birth.

You should bring at least 1 form of identification when you go to the register office. You can bring:

-birth certificate
-deed poll
-driving licence
-proof of address (eg utility bill)
-Council Tax bill
-marriage or civil partnership certificate

You may need proof of paternity from the other parent before you give their details if they aren’t going to the register office with you.​​​​

Does it cost to register a birth?

​There is no charge for the registration. You will receive a free short birth certificate showing baby's forenames, surname, gender and date of birth.

For a fee of £4 you can get a copy of the full birth certificate which also includes the parents' details.​​

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