When searching for any kind of public record in the state of California, you must be willing to sign and supply a sword statement attesting to why you want the requests. If you wish to request records, the California Department of Health Services has been responsible for all public records going back as far as July, 1905 and will be able to assist you.
Certified records are rarely given when requested by outside of the U.S. If you are in another country and wish to order your public records, you must verify who you are and where you are located.
If you are requesting information from another country, this information will be provided at an extra cost and such information will rarely include a certified certificate, merely verifications. You must provide the name of the country in order to receive your verification.
Have your signature notarized and with you if you don’t have one on your photo ID. Remember, these are mandatory.
All certificates are available:
You may send your quest by mail to:
Office of Vital Records
Department of Health Services
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
Available in Person – Always remember you can go to the office and have the courteous staff assist you..
Electronically – The Vital Check system is available online 24/7. Credit and shipping fees will be applied. Call 1-800-255-2414 or 1-800-669-8312 for assistance.
Questions – Call (916) 445-2684 to verify current fees.