Request a Copy of a Vital Record Online
There are independent, third party companies that process online requests for certified copies of vital records. Online services provided by an independent company may charge a processing fee on all orders. That fee may vary with each company, and is in addition to the certified copy fee.
How do I request a record online?
Please note the additional fees incurred when using one of the following third party websites to submit your request online*:
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 that the California Department of Public Health - Vital Records (CDPH-VR) does not accept online orders. Customers wishing to use online order services must do so using one of the third parties listed above, which will electronically transmit applications to CDPH-VR or a county vital records office for fulfillment. Please direct questions and concerns regarding online orders to the relevant third party company.
CDPH-VR Fees for Comparison
- Birth Certificate - $25
- Death Certificate - $21
- Fetal Death Certificate - $18
- Public Marriage Certificate - $15
- Dissolution of Marriage Certificate - $14
- Still Birth Certificate - $24