Request a Copy of a Vital Record Online
The California Department of Public Health - Vital Records (CDPH-VR) does not accept online orders. Customers wishing to use online order services may use independent, third party companies listed below, which will electronically transmit applications to CDPH-VR or a county vital records office for fulfillment. Online services provided by an independent company may charge a processing fee on all orders. That fee may vary with each company, and will be charged in addition to the certified copy fee. Any questions regarding online requests or online orders should be directed to the third party company involved.
If you have previously applied to amend your record, please wait to receive the newly amended vital record via mail. Receipt of an amended record indicates completion of your request. If you submit a request for a certified copy of the vital record before the amendment has been completed, you may receive either a copy of the un-amended record, or a Certificate of No Public Record (CNPR). For questions or concerns regarding your amendment, please contact CDPH-VR Customer Service Unit via email at CHSIVitalRecords@cdph.ca.gov
How do I request a record online?
Please note the additional fees incurred such as processing and shipping when using the following third party websites to submit your request online. CDPH Vital Records does not have an expediting service. Any charges incurred for an expedite service WILL NOT result in a faster delivery:
If you are not eligible to receive an authorized copy, you may receive an Informational Certified Copy of your record. Informational Certified Copies are printed with a legend on the face of the document that states, "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."
For more information on Authorized vs. Informational Copies, visit the Vital Records webpage
Authorized Copy vs. Informational Copy.
NOTE: CDPH-VR does not cancel online orders once it's been accepted for processing. Please direct questions and concerns regarding online orders to the relevant third party company.
CDPH-VR Fees for Comparison
- Birth Certificate - $29
Death Certificate - $24
- Fetal Death Certificate - $21
- Public Marriage Certificate - $17
- Dissolution of Marriage Certificate - $16
- Still Birth Certificate - $28