General Information

All fees for certified copies of birth and death records are suspended for individuals who lost a vital record as a result of the wildfires in Orange County. When requesting free copies, victims are required to submit an application for a vital record and a sworn statement declaring under penalty of perjury that they are a victim. For more information, call Birth and Death Registration at (714) 480-6700.

The Health Care Agency Birth and Death Registration office 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.

1200 North Main Street, Suite 100-A
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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(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)