Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Registration Service

Due to current problems with our national RON (Registration Online) system, appointments are taking longer than usual. This is affecting our appointment capacity and there may be a delay in the next available appointment at certain locations. Please consider an alternative location where possible.

Our offices, including those in libraries, are open as normal for birth registrations and notices of marriage or civil partnership appointments.

You can arrange telephone appointments for death and stillbirth registrations using our online booking system. Availability is updated continuously on our online system, please continue to check this.

Please see individual notices on our pages for more information.

Register a stillbirth

What you need to register a stillbirth

Before your appointment you will need to email the certificate of stillbirth given to you by the midwife or doctor to mccds@essex.gov.uk.

At the appointment we will ask you for the name, address and email of your funeral director.

After the appointment:

  • a certificate of registration, which includes any names you’ve chosen for your baby will be sent to your funeral director
  • a green slip to permit burial or cremation will be passed on to the funeral directors or the hospital

There’s no fee for registering.

Register a stillbirth

Book an appointment to register a stillbirth

Call: 0345 603 7632

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