Births, deaths and marriages
Coronavirus advice for Register Office appointments
From Thursday 4 June we will be taking face-to-face birth registrations at Gateshead Register Office.
Registrations will be strictly by appointment only. If parents are married or in a civil partnership only one parent should attend the office.
There is no change to the arrangements for registering deaths and stillbirths, this remains by telephone only.
Appointments to register a death can still be made as usual by calling 0191 433 3000 or by using the online booking system.
We will not issuing certificates in person. Only copy certificates which are required for urgent legal purposes can be ordered by phone and will be posted out. There will be no collection service.
We will not be taking notices of marriage or civil partnership, or wedding bookings. We will not be arranging any cancelled weddings until further guidance is given by the government.
Coronavirus advice for Bereavement Services
Following the social distance guidance and for the protection of our staff, the Bereavement Services office will be closing every day from 3pm.
There will be no face-to-face enquiries with the Bereavement Services office until further notice. Please contact us on 0191 433 3816, 0191 433 3811 or 0191 433 3815. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the current situation unfortunately we will not be processing applications for memorials, wall or kerb plaques until further notice. Grave searches will also not be carried out at the present time. However due to deadlines, Book of Remembrance entries will be processed but there maybe a delay in acknowledging receipt of these.
We apologise for any inconvenience.