Californai Vital Records

California State Vital Records Office

Office of Vital Records
304 'S' Street
P.O. Box 730241
Sacramento, CA 94244-0241
Recording: (916)445-2684
FAX: (800)858-5553

Make your check or money order to Office of Vital Records. Due to a shortage of staff, requests may take up to 15-20 weeks. The fee covers a 10 year period of search if needed.

Record Type Cost Dates Comments
Birth \$12.00 Since Jul. 1905 When requesting a copy, please include the names of the person, parents, date and city or county of birth.
Death \$8.00 Since Jul. 1905 When requesting a copy, please include full name of the decedent, place and date of death and any birth information you may have.
Marriage \$12.00 Since 1905
except for 1987-1995
To obtain a confidential copy of the marriage certificate where no blood test was required, contact the county in which the marriage license was obtained.
Divorce \$12.00 1962-1984 Fee includes the search and identification of county where a certified copy can be obtained. Certified copies must be obtained from the clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the divorce was obtained. They may not be obtained from the State Health Department.

California Counties:
Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba

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