California Birth & Death Vital Records

California birth death recordsState Bird: California Quail
State Flower: California Poppy
State Name Language of Origin: Spanish
State Name Meaning: Hot oven
Admission to Union: September 9, 1850
Source: Wikipedia

California vital records are available in Sacramento for births and deaths occurring on or after July 1905, obtainable for $16 and $12 respectively, payable by check or money order to the California Department of Public Health - Vital Records. For California birth records before July 1905, contact the relevant County Recorder; similarly, California death records for that time are not centralized. To receive either certificate, you will need to complete and notarize the signed statement; non-notarized applications will not be processed. The state of California was admitted to the Union in 1850, after a brief existence as the California Republic following secession from Mexico and subsequent annexation by the United States. For much of the twentieth century, the state was a Republican stronghold, voting only for Lyndon Johnson from 1952 to 1988, but after that period it became reliably Democratic.

For more information on California vital records, visit California Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

California Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
State Department of Health Svcs
Office of Vital Records - MS 5103
PO Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
Phone: 916-445-2684
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-noon
Note: If requesting an Authorized Certified Birth or Death certificate online or by fax, applicants must complete a Sworn Statement and a notarized Certificate of Acknowledgment in the presence of a Notary Public.
Record Access Requirements: Certified records are not open to the public. Requester must be related to the subject or attorney representing subject or subject's family. However, persons who are not eligible to receive a Certified Copy can receive a Certified Informational Copy.
Search Note: If you do not use their form, the search may be delayed 2-3 weeks.

Records Available: Death Records
State Department of Health Svcs
Office of Vital Records - MS 5103
PO Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
Phone: 916-445-2684
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-noon
Record Access Requirements: Certified records are not open to the public. Requester must be related to the subject or attorney representing subject or subject's family. However, persons who are not eligible to receive a Certified Copy can receive a Certified Informational Copy.
Note: There will be a 2-3 week delay if you do not use their form.

Records Available: State Archives
California State Archives
1020 "O" St
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-653-7715
Fax: 916-653-7363
Website

Business Hours: 9:30AM-4PM
Note: Email questions to archives@ss.ca.gov

California County Birth & Death Vital Records


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