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VITAL RECORDS

Court Order Delayed Certificate of Birth

A Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth VS 108 (PDF) form is utilized to register a birth certificate when:

  • A birth record was never registered or is not on file with the State Registrar
  • Proper evidence and affidavits are not available to register a Delayed Registration of Birth

You may not have to go to court if:


For additional information, please see the sample (PDF) form, or the informational pamphlet: 


Supporting Documents

Supporting documents are used to support the information being amended.  Required documents include the following:

  • Certified Order Establishing Fact of Birth (top of VS 108 form)
  • Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth (bottom of VS 108 form)

A certified court order is required when submitting a Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth.


Sworn Statement

A notarized Sworn Statement, completed by an authorized person, is required to receive a certified authorized copy of the amended certificate.  Please visit the Authorized Copy vs. Informational Copy webpage for a list of authorized persons.

Certified Court Order

A “certified” copy of the court order must be a copy of the order that was originally prepared by the court and signed by the judge.  It cannot be an original printout.  The photocopy you receive from the court must have all of the following:

  • An original court seal
  • A signature (or signature stamp) of the judge
  • An original signature (or signature stamp) of the court clerk


Amendment Fees

  • Court Order Delayed Registration of Births require a twenty-three dollar ($23) registration fee, which includes a certified copy of the birth certificate
  • Additional copies are twenty-five dollars ($25) each


Processing Times

CDPH-VR processing times may occasionally increase as do the volume of requests.

Currently Court Order Delayed Registration of Births are processed within ten (10) to twelve (12) weeks from the date CDPH-VR receives the request.


Helpful Tips

  • Complete all documents in black ink
  • No erasures, alterations or whiteouts are allowed on the form once it has been certified
  • This form will assist in creating the new birth certificate


Helpful Links

Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth VS 108 (PDF) form and sample (PDF) form

Amendment Sworn Statements (English) (Spanish)

Court Order Delayed (PDF) pamphlet

(Español) Certificados Retrasados por Orden Judicial (PDF)

Directory of County Vital Record Offices


Other Amendment Types

General Birth Amendment

Court Order Name Change

Correcting a Sex Field Error

Sex Change/Reassignment

Adoption

Acknowledgement of Paternity/Parentage

Adjudication of Facts of Parentage

Supplemental Name Report

Death/Fetal Death

Marriage


Delayed and Court Order Delayed Vital Event Types

Delayed Registration of Birth

Court Order Delayed Registration of Marriage

Court Order Delayed Registration of Death

Court Order Delayed Registration of Fetal Death


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