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
From 8 June, the Bereavement Services office will be open between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday, but will be closed between 1pm and 2pm.
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 email@example.com
We are now in a position where we can accept memorial, wall and kerb plaque applications as well as Book of Remembrance entries, but there may be a slight delay in processing these.
We apologise for any inconvenience.