California Vital Records

Vital Records Online is the safest website in the nation to order your California birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates. You are assured that your documents will arrive securely and your private information will remain confidential.

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California Government-Issued Vital Records

Ordering vital records in California with Vital Records Online is a hassle-free process. Our unmatched experience in online assisted application services will save you time on unnecessary document resubmission at the office. If needed, you will greatly benefit from our unlimited support throughout your application process. We are here to help, by email and telephone.

The California Department of Public Health sets the requirements for the necessary documentation that you will need in order to obtain your certified vital records. An authorized copy of your vital records is necessary for a variety of purposes. Replace a lost birth certificate, marriage certificate, and death certificate in a few steps with our online forms.

Save unnecessary trips to the California Department of Vital Records and order a certified copy of your records from the comfort of your home. We take care of the processing and ensure a timely delivery straight to your door.

Click the links below to start your online application:

Official Birth Certificate

California Birth Certificate

Request a Certified Copy of Live Birth for your baby or child.

Official Marriage Certificate

California Marriage Certificate

Obtain Marriage records for yourself or a family member.

Official Marriage Certificate

California Death Certificate

Get an Original Copy of a Death Certificate replacement for a lost record.

Ordering Vital Records in California

Before starting the process to request a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, it is important to understand that you will have to provide some sensitive information in order to obtain your records. It is also important to know about the requirements, processing times, and other relevant information for the California government agency. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

  1. How to request vital records from California

    Before starting the process of requesting a certified copy of a birth, marriage, or death certificate, it is essential to understand that you will need to provide some sensitive information to obtain your records. It is also essential to know about the requirements, processing times, and other relevant information from the California Department of Public Health. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

  2. How long will it take to receive my vital records from California?

    Currently, you can expect to receive your vital records from the California Department Of Public Health in 3 to 5 weeks.

  3. What documents are required to order vital records from California?

    The California Health Department requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID to complete the online application. It varies depending on the type of certificate, but commonly people use a driver's license or a state photo ID. Check other acceptable IDs per certificate needed:

    California Birth Certificate Requirements
    California Marriage Certificate Requirements
    California Death Certificate Requirements

    The California Health Department also requires the following documents to verify your identity and provide copies of your vital records as fast as possible: A notarized sworn statement that attests that you are authorized to obtain the record.

  4. How much does a copy of a vital record cost from California?

    When ordering birth records, marriage certificates or licenses, divorce certificates, or death records, Vital Records Online will charge a fee starting from $49 for the assisted service. The state of California will charge a $29.00 fee for each certified copy of a birth record, a $17.00 fee for each marriage certificate certified copy, and $24.00 for each death certificate.

  5. Who can request vital records from California?

    There are limitations to who can request vital records from the state of California Department Of Public Health. It depends if the request is for a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate. The requestor must be doing it on their own behalf. Otherwise, the requester must be part of the close family, some distant family member, or must be the legal representative for the individual of record.

  6. How to order birth certificates and other vital records from California?

    There are two ways to order vital records in California. The first and the easiest is through our service – Vital Records Online. You can complete your application process online and will receive your vital records by mail. Saving you time and a trip to the government agency.

    The second option is going, in person, to the public office where the individual was born. This process could be tedious and time-consuming because of the long lines and paperwork typically associated with the Administration.

Get answers to more frequently asked questions

California Vital Records Office
  • Physical address (not open to the public)
    California Department of Public Health
    Vital Records – MS 5103
    1501 Capitol Avenue #71
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Mailing address for vital records application
    California Department of Public Health Vital Records
    P.O. Box 997410
    Sacramento, CA Sacramento
  • Phone: (916) 445-2684
  • https://onlinevitals.com/directory-directories/locations/california/
Business Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST Time
Saturday to Sunday - Closed

The CDPH-VR Only Accept mail-in applications

Vital Records Online Mailing Center
PO Box 13471
Miami, FL 33101

Currently, this location is not open to the public.

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