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Register a birth

Booking an appointment

By law you must register a birth within 42 days.

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

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, Rawdon, Rothwell and Wetherby. 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.

Tell Us Once

This is a free and optional service. After the birth registration we can check your child benefit form and send it off on your behalf, ask about this when you book your appointment. Please bring your completed child benefit form and the return envelope to the appointment.

Enter your postcode to find your nearest Register Office