Register a birth
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. See below for more information.Book an appointment at a Shropshire Council registration office »
Please note that we're no longer offering the "Tell us once" service for births.
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.
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 neither 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.