Register a still-birth

A still-birth should be registered within 42 days.

How do I register a still-birth?

You can use the GOV.UK register a still-birth tool to find out exactly what you need to do.

It provides information on

  • who can register a still-birth
  • the documents and information needed to register a still-birth
  • the documents you will receive

Make an appointment at Hartlepool Register Office

If the still-birth took place in Hartlepool you can complete the registration with our office. Parents who suffer a still-birth can make an appointment to attend at the register office, or they can ask for a registrar to go another address. The registrar will see parents in private to record the details and there is no fee to pay for this service.

For further information call 01429 523337 

How much does it cost?

There is no fee to register a still-birth. 

If the still-birth took place in Hartlepool the registrar will give you the documents you will need to arrange a funeral in England and Wales, there is no fee for this paperwork. A certificate of registration can be issued free of charge. The parents are able to purchase still-birth certificates at the time of registration. 

Certificate fees