If purchasing a certificate in person, do not complete or notarize the second page of application.
A valid government-issued photo identification
I.D. must be for the individual purchasing the record.
We do not accept expired identification.
Pay fee ($28.00 per copy for birth certificates and $21 per copy for death certificates)
For walk-in customers we accept: cash, check, cashier’s check, money order and credit/debit.
Note: 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. Mail-in Customers To purchase a birth or death certificate through the mail, you will need the following:
Certificate fee ($28 per copy for birth certificates and $21 per copy for death certificates)
VitalChek online processing fee $12.95
Shipping fee ($1 for regular mail or $19 for UPS overnight delivery)
Note:If no record is found, Health and Safety Code (H&SC) 103650 requires our office to retain the Certificate fee and issue a Certificate of No Public Record. VitalChek will refund the processing and shipping fees.
Affidavit of Homeless Status for a Fee Exempt Copy of a Birth Certificate
Affidavit of Homeless Status for a Fee Exempt Copy of a Birth Certificate Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 103577, each local registrar or county recorder shall, without a fee, issue a certified record of live birth to any person who can verify his or her status as a homeless person or a homeless child or youth. This affidavit must be used for the purpose of requesting a fee exempt certified copy of a Certificate of Live Birth only. The Affidavit of Homeless Status for a Fee Exempt Copy of a Birth Certificate is to be completed by a “homeless services provider.”
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