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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 any of these files, Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed. To download free Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

To order amendment forms (with informational pamphlet), click on  CDPH-VR Forms Please allow two weeks for delivery.

You can also get these forms from the County Recorder's Office.

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

 

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: 2/11/2014 2:56 PM