Register a birth
From Monday 8 June it will be possible, if you're a resident of the Shropshire Council area, to register the birth of your child in the Shropshire Council area. At present this facility is only available to people whose baby was born in the Shropshire Council area or who pay their council tax to Shropshire Council. Unfortunately we don't have the resources to offer appointments to residents of other local authority areas.
If you aren't a resident of the Shropshire Council area, and/or your child was born outside the Shropshire Council area, please contact your own local register office to make an appointment to register the birth of your child. If you're a resident of Telford & Wrekin, please contact your local register office on 01952 382444.
Appointments will be available at the Shropshire Register Office, Shirehall, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND. The other registration offices around the Shropshire Council area will remain closed for the time being.
Appointments will be available on Mondays and Tuesdays in the first instance. When attending an appointment the following will apply - please read carefully:
You can use our online booking system to book your appointment. It's quick and simple and should only take a few minutes.Book online now »
If you don't want to book online, you can call 0345 678 9016 to book an appointment through our customer service centre.
A baby’s birth must, by law, be registered within 42 days of the date of birth in the district in which the birth occurred. Whilst you're able to give the information for registration to any registrar in England or Wales, unless your child was born in their district you won't leave the office with a birth certificate - this will have to be ordered from the district in which your child was born, and will arrive by post.
If your child was born in the Shropshire Council area, either at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury or at your home, please click on the green button above or phone 0345 678 9016 to make an appointment to register in Shropshire. You can also select this option if your child was born elsewhere, and you understand that you won't be given a birth certificate by a Shropshire registrar. Please note that we're no longer offering the "Tell us once" service for births.
You can also use a walk-in birth registration service at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. The office is open on Mondays and Thursdays only, from 9:30am to midday. Our registrar is located in the registrar’s office in the main ward block (opposite the chapel on the ground floor).
If your baby was born in the Shropshire Council area you will be able to purchase birth certificates at a cost of £11 each (please note that we only accept card payments). If the baby was born outside the Shropshire Council area, eg in Wrexham, Telford and Wrekin or Staffordshire, you can still make a declaration of particulars but no certificate will be issued by the registrar, and payment for the certificate should be made with the registration service for where the baby was born.
If your child was born in the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, either at the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, or at your home, please use their online booking system or call 01952 382444 to make an appointment to register in Telford. You can select this option if your child was born somewhere other than the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, and you understand that you won't be given a birth certificate by a Telford & Wrekin registrar.
If none of these options suits your particular circumstances, or you live outside Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin, please contact your local registrars. You can find this information on the Gov.UK website.