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PLEASE NOTE:  Changes have been made to these applications.  Please read the instructions carefully before completing the application.

To order data files, complete and return the appropriate application to the Health Information and Research Section. Completed, scanned copies of applications may be emailed to HIRSVitalStatistics@cdph.ca.gov . Refer to "Recommended Practices for Safeguarding Access to Confidential Data" for information on describing security measures to be used in research protocols. Your application may require review by the Vital Statistics Advisory Committee (VSAC) and/or the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS).

Please note that we require pre-payment for data files.  For additional information about our program, please visit the Health Information and Research Program Page.

  • For ALL researchers, genealogists, counties requesting statewide data, and other users 

  • Death Data for fraud prevention and law enforcement purposes 

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  • For local health departments requesting own "county-specific" data

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  • For CDPH programs only

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    Other Applications 

  • Vital Statistics Index Files
  • Vital Statistics Marriage Files

    Useful Links

  • Vital Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule 
  • Vital Statistics Data Page 
  • Statistics Page

    Contact Information

    California Department of Public Health
    Public Health Policy and Research Branch 
    Health Information and Research
    1616 Capitol Avenue-MS 5101
    PO Box 997410
    Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
    (916) 552-8095


    Last modified on: 6/18/2015 12:35 PM