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Household Support Fund

Due to predicted high demand, applications for the Household Support Fund have now closed. Further support can be found on our Cost of Living and Household Support pages

You have to register the birth of your baby within 42 days, in the registration district where your baby was born.

Babies born at Russells Hall Hospital and elsewhere within the Dudley Borough can be registered at either Dudley Register Office or Stourbridge Registration Office.

Appointments are also offered at Coseley and Stourbridge Family Hubs

Birth registration

We cannot accept cash payments, all birth certificates must be paid for by card. You can do this online when you book your appointment. If you are unable to pay for certificates in advance of your appointment you will be able to apply online for certificates afterwards at

Book an appointment online

To prevent unnecessary waiting for you, we use an appointment system. It is unlikely that we will be able to see you if you come without an appointment.

To make an appointment to register a birth please book an appointment online.

Certificate Boxes

Commemorative certificate boxes are available to purchase at the register office for £10. A lovely keepsake for your child or the perfect gift for new grandparents. Scroll your certificate and store in the box safely. 

commemorative certificate boxes