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Processing Times

Requests for Certified Copies

The California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR) estimated processing times for certified copies of vital records are listed below, which may occasionally increase as the volume of requests increases. The processing time begins when CDPH-VR receives your request. County offices can sometimes process requests faster than CDPH-VR.

Requests for Amendments

CDPH-VR processing times for amendments are currently six (6) to eight (8) weeks from the date the request is received.  Times may occasionally increase as the volume of requests increase.   

Amending a California Vital Record:

Establishing a California Vital Record:

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