Birth registration

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Thurrock Register Office

Thurrock Register Office is closed until further notice.

Registering a death – we are taking appointments by phone to register a death. Deaths must be registered within 5 days from the date of death.

You will need to contact the GP's surgery to confirm that the 'Medical Certificate of Cause of Death' will be scanned and sent by email to before your appointment. If the death has been referred to the coroner, you need to make sure their documents have been emailed to us before booking your appointment. To book your appointment, phone 01375 372 822.

On the date and time of your appointment, we will phone you to take information for completing the registration. We will also arrange to send you a death certificate, if you wish to order one. Paperwork for the funeral will be sent direct to your undertaker.

Birth registration, marriage or civil partnership notice or ceremony, citizenship ceremony and other requests – no other Register Office appointments can be made until further notice. During this period, you can claim child benefit or Universal Credit before your baby's birth has been registered. If you wish to cancel or postpone a ceremony, please email

Fees and charges

Fees and charges are as follows.

Birth certificates

You can order a certificate online.

Item Collection or delivery Cost
Standard certificate In person at the Register Office at the time of registration £11
Standard or short certificate 24-hour next day service – includes first class post, if needed £35
15-day standard service – includes second class post, if needed £11
Additional postage and packaging First class recorded delivery £3.50
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day £9.50

Naming ceremonies

The following fees apply:

  • a £100 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at any approved premise
  • a £46 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at the register office
  • a £35 admin fee is payable if the date or time of any ceremony is changed for any reason
Location Day Cost
Register office, capacity strictly 12 guests Monday to Friday £290
Saturday £340
Approved premises Monday to Friday £310
Saturday £360
Sunday £410

Changes to initial registration

The following fees apply:

  • £40 – change of forename added within 12 months of birth registration
  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar of a correction
  • £90 – consideration by the Registrar General of a correction

Fees are payable to the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar.