Register Office

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Location
  3. Registering a death
  4. Registering a birth
  5. Copies of certificates
  6. Marriages and civil partnerships
  7. Notice of Marriage and Civil Partnership
  8. Fees

Overview

The Register Office is open Monday to Friday, 9am and 4pm.

You can contact us on 0191 424 6350 and leave us a message, or email registrars@southtyneside.gov.uk.

Appointments are required, except for the purchase of copies of birth / death / marriage certificates.

Copies of certificates can be issued until 3.45pm, telephone certificates are issued until 2.30pm. Same day issue of certificates is possible, subject to availablity.

If you are visiting us, please consider COVID-19 safety measures such as:

  • using hand sanitiser 
  • wearing a face covering if you can (except for the bride, groom or civil partners and those conducting the ceremony)
  • re-arranging your appointment or visit if you test positive or have symptoms
  • limit who you bring with you if you're registering a birth or death

Location

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Registering a death

Unless the death has been referred to the coroner, it is a legal requirement to register the death within five days. 

All appointments for registering a death must take place in person at the Register Office.

To make an appointment call 0191 427 7000 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6.30pm).

We ask that a maximum of two people attend the appointment.  

Find out more about registering a death.


Registering a birth

Birth registrations are by appointment only.

To book an appointment call the Council's Contact Centre on 0191 427 7000 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6.30pm). 

Copies of birth certificates can be purchased at your appointment for £11 each. 

We ask that a maximum of two people attend the appointment. 

Please do not bring your children or family members to the appointment with you.

If you bring more people to the appointment, they will not be able to access the Register Office or be present at the birth registration.

Find out more about registering a birth.


Copies of certificates

You can also get copies of birth, death or marriage certificates from the Register Office.

You can get these in person at the office (Monday to Friday, 9am to 3.45pm) or you can order by telephone on 0191 424 6350 (Monday to Friday, 9am until 2.30pm).

Read more at order a birth, death or marriage certificate.


Marriages and civil partnerships

At the moment, the Barrington Suite has a capacity of 35 and the Garden Room has a capacity of 15.  

Weddings can also take place outside in the Garden at the Register Office, where the capacity is 15.

Find out more at marriages and civil partnerships.


Notice of Marriage and Civil Partnership 

To give Notice of Marriage, appointments are Monday to Friday 9am to 2.30pm.

Pre-booking is required, call 0191 424 6350.


Fees

Register Office Fees