Register A Birth

Birth

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 benefits.

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 registration.

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.

Details of the registration offices in Bassetlaw are:

Worksop Registration Office (main office with reception)

  • Address: Memorial Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 2BP
  • Website: Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Telephone: 0300 500 8080
  • Opening Times: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

Retford Registration Office (no reception)

  • Address: Chancery Lane, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6DG
  • Website: Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Telephone: 0300 500 8080
  • Opening Times: Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4.30pm by appointment only.
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