Make an appointment to register a birth

DO NOT make an appointment if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19

DO NOT make an appointment if you have been in contact with anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days 

Face coverings must be worn at all times unless you are medically exempt. 

In line with Government guidelines we are extending our services to enable you to register your baby. Please be aware that we will be applying strict social distancing measures and changes to the way you can access the Town Hall.

Appointment times will be given with the advice that customers will only be permitted into the Town Hall at the time of their appointment. Early arrivals will not be permitted entrance until their allocated time and late arrivals will be sent away to make a new appointment. It is advised that you are outside the building, socially distancing, 5 minutes before your allocated time so that you are ready to approach the door at your exact appointment time.

It is really important that you read all the details in your confirmation email once you have made your appointment to avoid disappointment and unnecessary delays.

If you require disabled access please do not book your appointment online.  You will need to telephone 0161 793 2500.  This is so we can book your appointment for you at a suitable and convenient time, allowing you access to the building whilst maintaining your own safety.  

By law you must register a birth within within 42 days (six weeks). 

To register a birth with Salford City Council, one of these conditions must apply:

The child was born in the City of Salford 

The child was born in Bolton or Manchester BUT the mother lives in the City of Salford

We can only register births where the above rules apply. For example, if your child was born at Bolton Royal Hospital, and you live in Leigh, you cannot register the birth in Salford. You would have to contact Bolton register office 

If the biological parents of the baby were married to each other at the time of the birth - only one parent should attend the appointment

If the parents were not married to each other at the time of the birth, the father's details can only be included on the register if one of the following happens: 

Both parents go together to register the birth – only unmarried parents can attend their appointment together providing government guidelines have been met regarding separate households and social distancing

If the father cannot go with the mother he can make a legal declaration in front of a solicitor confirming that he is the father.  The mother should give this to the Registrar.  

If the mother cannot go to the office with the father, she can make a legal declaration in front of a solicitor confirming the name of the father.  The father should give this to the Registrar.

If either parent has a court order, they should give this to the Registrar. 

If the mother is not married to the baby's father, the father's details do not need to be included on the register.  

For your safety and where possible, avoid bringing your baby and any other children or family members to your appointment.

We respectfully ask that all our customers do not bring any prams into the office.  If you do need to bring your baby with you, you must bring a baby carrier and not a pram. 

Please be aware that there will be no access to public toilets or baby changing facilities at this time.

If you require disabled access please ring 0161 793 2500.

Where was the child born?
Within Salford, Bolton or Manchester (for Bolton & Manchester births, baby's mother must live in Salford)
Outside the registration district