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Correcting or Amending Vital Records 

If you would like information on such subjects as how to correct a vital record or amend a birth certificate to reflect a legal name change, please select from the items below.  

Information about Amendments, Delayed Registrations, Name Changes, and a variety of other subjects is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. To read these files, Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed. To download free Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

There are three ways to obtain vital record amendment forms:

  • Download fillable forms in PDF format.  Click here to download the desired form and printing instructions.
  • Order paper forms and instructions to be mailed to you.  Click CDPH-VR Forms to order.  Please allow up to two weeks for delivery by mail.
  • You may also get these forms from the County Recorder's Office.

To speak with an attendant about amendment issues, please call (916) 445-2684, or call (916) 552-0514 to speak with a Spanish-speaking attendant.

 

Type of Request

Affidavit to Amend a Birth Record (PDF)Opens a new browser window. 

Affidavit to Amend a Death Record (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Affidavit to Amend a Marriage Record (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Correcting Gender Errors on Birth Certificates (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Court Order Delayed Certificate of Marriage (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth (PDF)Opens a new browser window. 

Court Order Delayed Registration of Death (PDF)Opens a new browser window. 

Court Order Delayed Registration of Fetal Death (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Court Order Name Change (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Delayed Registration of Birth (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Name Equality Act of 2007 (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Obtaining a New Birth Certificate After Gender Reassignment (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Out-of-Hospital Birth (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Supplemental Name Report - Birth (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
 

 

 
 
Last modified on: 8/1/2016 9:01 AM