California Birth Certificate Fees

Find all the official fees related to the birth certificate in California. Use our Smart Vital Records Fees Lookup tool below If you require further information about fees in other states or for other certificates.

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California birth certificate

California Birth Certificate

The state of California charges $29 to process a birth certificate application and provide your first copy. Any additional copy will cost $29. 0The standard processing time of a birth certificate in California is 10-12 weeks. In-person applications have the option of paying the fee in cash or by credit/debit card. Mail-in applications must be paid by check or money order addressed to “CDPH Vital Records”. You can find more information about the different health department fees on the California health department website.

For information about the application process and requirements to submit a request, please check our California state page.

Vital Records Online charges an additional service fee to handle your birthcertificate application process with DYI and All inclusive packages. Please check our service fees page.

California birth certificate

Standard Order

State fees

$29

Processing time

10 - 12 weeks*
Starting from $49

State fees might not be included.

California birth certificate

Rush Order

State fees

Not available

Processing time

-

California birth certificate

Additional copy

State fees

$29

* Processing time may varies depending of the load and availability of the processing agency. The time displayed was gather from official website and from our own processing estimation of our past previous orders.