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Processing Times

The California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR) estimated processing times for certified copies or amendment 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 certified copy requests faster than CDPH-VR.

Requests for Certified Copies

CDPH-VR’s average time to process a certified copy request is 10 to 12 weeks.

Requests for Amendments

CDPH-VR’s average time to process an amendment request is 17 to 21 weeks (processing times for incomplete requests will vary).​


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