General Information


The Office of Vital Records walk-up counter service for birth and death certificate order processing is temporarily closed effective Friday March 20, 2020, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Orders can be submitted via mail or online at www.vitalchek.com. For more information on how to obtain a record via the mail or online, please see the section on How to Obtain a Birth or Death Certificate. If you have questions please contact us via phone at (714) 480-6700

Please check back for information on the re-opening of our counter services.

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 www.ocrecorder.com.

Address:
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.

Telephone:
(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

Fees:
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)