Birth certificates

Birth certificates

Mother with babyIf you were born in Walsall and you need a copy of your birth certificate you should apply to Walsall Register Office. Applications can be made by telephone, in person, by letter or by completing our application for a birth certificate form and sending it to us.

If the birth did not take place in the district of Walsall, you will need to contact the register office in the area in which the birth occurred for a certificate.

You will need to supply the following information:

  • full name at birth
  • date and place of birth
  • full names of both parents
  • mother’s maiden surname
  • reason for application


Please visit our fees and charges page for a full list of our fees. Payments can be made by cash, credit or debit card.

Contact us

The Register Office
Walsall Council
Civic Centre
Hatherton Road

Telephone 0300 555 2847

Opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 9am to 4.30pm
Wednesday - 9.30am to 4.30pm

Closed Bank Holidays

Obtaining a birth certificate after adoption

When an official Adoption Order is made, that entry on the Adopted Children’s Register supersedes any previous birth record entry.

Certificate applications can be sent to:

The General Register Office
Smedley Hydro
Trafalgar Road

Telephone 0300 123 1837

This page was last updated on 18 July 2016