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Data Collection and Analysis Unit
Department of Public Health
County of Los Angeles

Email: DCA@ph.lacounty.gov
Vital Records Office
313 North Figueroa Street
Room Lobby-1
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

(213) 240-7812 (births)
(213) 240-7816 (deaths)
Email: VRO@ph.lacounty.gov
Did You Know...
Los Angeles County is home to more people than any state other than California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan.

Approximately 140,000 babies are born in Los Angeles County every year.

Approximately 60,000 deaths occur in Los Angeles County every year.
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COVID-19 Announcement
 The Vital Records office is open to the public by appointment only for immediate need requests between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with limited staff and services processing birth certificates.For immediate need birth certificates for the current year and prior year, please call (213) 288-7812.

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La Oficina de Vital Records está abierta al público solamente con cita para solicitudes de necesidad inmediata entre 8:00 de la mañana y la 1:00 de la tarde con personal limitados para procesar permisos de certificados de nacimiento. Para pedir certificados de nacimiento de necesidad inmediata del año en curso y del año anterior, llame al (213) 288-7812. 

Data Collection & Analysis - Order Birth Certificates
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Notice of Birth Certificate Availability

We maintain records of births that occurred in Los Angeles County, except for Long Beach and Pasadena, for the current year and prior year.  
Birth certificates are available 10 days after the original certificate has been registered.
All other requests must be submitted to:

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC)
Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section
12400 Imperial Highway
Norwalk, California 90650
Phone: (800)201-8999
Email: Recorder@rrcc.lacounty.gov


The Department of Public Health Vital Records is not able to process online orders, however, for your convenience, we have partnered with VitalChek Network to provide this service beginning January 11, 2021. VitalChek accepts debit and the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover. A $9.00 special handling fee will be charged on all debit and credit card orders in addition to the certified copy fee. 

Birth certificates are provide for the current year and prior year only

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Address


DPH Vital Records Office
Attn: Birth Section
313 N. Figueroa Street, Room Lobby-1
Los Angeles, CA 90012



DPH Vital Records Office
313 N. Figueroa Street, Room Lobby-1
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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Follow online instructions.

Fees*


Birth Certificate: $28.00 / certified copy

Mail check payable to County of Los Angeles
We accept check** or money order

** Checks must be pre-printed with name and address

DO NOT SEND CASH


Birth Certificate: $28.00 / certified copy

Make check payable to County of Los Angeles
We accept cash, check, credit/ATM*** or money order

** Checks must be pre-printed with name and address

Birth Certificate: $28.00/certified copy plus $9.00 processing fee Debit and all major credit cards are accepted


Forms


1. Application for a Birth Certificate pdf icon
2. Certificate of Identity pdf icon (must be notarized)


Application Form will be provided

Application form will be provided online
*notarized certificate of identity may be requested

* Non-refundable
*** An additional fee is charged
** Checks must be pre-printed with name and address

*** An additional fee is charged

Useful Links
Learn more about other birth related services we are providing.


Apostille
If the country to which you are traveling requires an Apostille or Certification, you must obtain a certified copy from the Los Angeles RR/CC since the California Secretary of State will only provide authentication of the County Clerk or Recorder's signature.  Please click here for more information.


Births occurring in the City of Long Beach or City of Pasadena
The Los Angeles County Office of Vital Records does not provide any information on births that occurred in the cities of Pasadena and Long Beach. For vital records information in these areas, please see below:

Long Beach Health Department - Vital Records
(562) 570-4305

Pasadena Health Department - Vital Records
(626) 744-6052
(626) 291-0899 (fax)


Births occurring in another county in the State of California
California Department of Public Health Office of Vital Records

Births occurring outside of the State of California
Other States Vital Record Offices


 
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