Registering a birth

Your baby's birth should by law be registered within 42 days, this should be in the district where the birth happened. 

The easiest way to do this is to make an appointment with the correct Register Office.

Home births in Halton

To make an appointment for a birth that has occurred in Halton please telephone 0151 907 8307.

You are advised to pre-pay for certified copy certificates at £12.50​ each so that the certificates can be issued at the appointment. On average people purchase two certificates following the birth of a child.

Please note that there are no payment facilities at the Register Office. Certified copy certificates can also be ordered separately online and they will be posted out 2nd Class Royal Mail within 21 days on the standard service. ​

Visits to the Register Office are strictly by appointment only.