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General Information

On October 11, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for Los Angeles and Riverside counties due to the effects of several fires, including the Saddleridge, Eagle, Sandalwood, Reche, and Wolf fires. Pursuant to these Proclamations of a State Emergency, all fees for certified copies of birth and death records are suspended for any individual who lost such records as a result of the wildfires. These Proclamation Orders will remain in effect until the Governor terminates the State of Emergency. If you were a victim of these wildfires and lost records that were issued in Orange County, please contact our office at (714) 480-6700 for more details. 

NOTICE: Our office has moved to a new location.

The new address is:

Park Tower Building
200 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Suite 100-B
Santa Ana, CA 92701

The Health Care Agency Office of Vital Records is responsible for registering all births and deaths that occur in Orange County. Certified copies of birth and death certificates and burial permits can be purchased at our office. Our office also registers all Out of Hospital Births for babies that were not born in a hospital. Note: We do not verify whether records are registered or ready for purchase over the telephone. Allow 10 business days after the birth or death event for record registration and availability for purchase. If no record is found, Health and Safety Code (H&SC) 103650 requires our office to retain the fee and issue a Certificate of No Public Record. Birth or death certificates are also available for purchase at the County of Orange Clerk-Recorder’s Office
after 30 days of a birth or death. If the birth or death took place more than two years ago, the record should be purchased at the County of Orange Clerk-Recorder’s Office. For more information, visit

Park Tower Building
200 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Suite 100-B
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Public Garage Parking:

The Park Tower parking garage is located off of Sycamore St. ($1.00 per 15 minutes or $4.00 per hour)

Metered Parking:

There is metered parking located behind the Old Orange Courthouse and along Sycamore St. ($0.25 per 10 mins or $1.50 per hour).  We do not validate parking.

(714) 480-6700

Hours of Operation:
7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Monday – Friday, except holidays

We are closed the following legal holidays:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

Birth Certificate:        $28.00 per certified copy
Death Certificate:      $21.00 per certified copy
Burial Permit:            $12.00 per permit
Application for a Vital Record: (English and Spanish)