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Vital Record Fees 

Please send a check or money order made payable to CDPH Vital Records.

Please do not send cash by mail. ​​CDPH cannot be held responsible for fees paid that are lost, misdirected, or undelivered.

Certified Copies

Effective January 1, 2022, the California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR) vital record certified copy fees are as follows:

  • Birth Certified Copy - $29
  • Death Certified Copy - $24
  • Marriage Certified Copy - $17
  • Dissolution of Marriage Certificate - $16
  • Fetal Death Certificate - $21
  • Still Birth Certificate - $28

Amendments

Effective January 1, 2022, the California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR) vital record fees for amendments are as follows:

Request TypeFee - Effective January 1, 2022
Adjudication of Facts of Parentage$26
Acknowledgment of Paternity/Parentage$26
Court Order Name Change$26
Affidavit to Amend a Birth Record$26*
Correcting Gender Errors$26
Sex Change/Reassignment$26
Affidavit to Amend a Death Record$26*
Affidavit to Amend a Marriage Record$26*
Court Report of Adoption$20*
Delayed Registration of Birth$26
Supplemental Name Report – Birth$26*
Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth$26
Court Order Delayed Registration of Death$26
Court Order Delayed Registration of Fetal Death$26
Court Order Delayed Registration of Marriage$26


*There are a few instances where these particular transactions do not require a fee. Refer to our informational pamphlets on the corresponding Correcting or Amending Vital Records webpage for more information. 

 

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