Service update

It may take longer than usual to get an appointment at certain locations. You can book an alternative location if you need an appointment sooner.

You can book in person appointments for:

  • birth registrations
  • notices of marriage
  • civil partnership appointments

Harlow Library is closed until Spring 2022. You can make a booking at our temporary offices at North Weald and Tye Green libraries. More appointments are available at Epping Library.

For death and stillbirth registrations, you must book a telephone appointment through our online system.

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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