Parents are legally required to register a birth. You need to
register your baby’s birth within the area that the birth
occurred, in order to obtain a birth certificate, thereby
giving him/her an official identity. You can then use the
certificate to claim child benefit and other family-related
If you are a married couple at the time of birth, then either
the mother or father can register the baby. If you are not
married, the mother must register the baby, However, if the father
is to be named on the certificate then he must go along to the
All birth registrations are handled by Nottinghamshire County
Council and the following addresses are where you are able to do
this in the Bassetlaw area.
Register Offices in Bassetlaw
Bassetlaw Register Office
County Council Offices
Tel: 01777 708631
Fax: 01777 860667
Open: Mon - Fri 9.00am -
4.30pm, Sat. By appointment only
Worksop Registration Office
Memorial Avenue (adjacent to NEW library)
Tel: 01909 535300 (Registrations by
Fax: 01909 535301
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm
For more information on registering a birth, please visit the
Nottinghamshire County Council website and visit the
Births section on their website.
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Last Updated - 01/05/2013