Vital Records Registration Branch
The Vital Records Registration Branch (VRRB) ensures the timely and accurate registration of all vital events occurring in California. Annually California registers:
more than 540,000 Births
more than 240,000 Deaths
more than 210,000 Marriages
more than 40,000 Amendments
fetal deaths and stillbirths
VRRB works closely with Local Registrars, County Clerks, Recorders, Hospitals, Funeral Homes and Coroners. All amendments to vital records in California are processed by VRRB including preparing new birth records for all adoptions.
Establish a permanent public record for each birth, death, fetal death and marriage occurring in the State of California.
Automate the collection and transmission of vital record data originating at the local level.
Provide timely and accurate information to the National Center for Health Statistics.
Assist the local jurisdictions in automating their vital event processing.
Provide guidance and policy for the local jurisdictions in the registration of vital events.