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Vital Registration


The main function of the Vital Registration unit is to register all births and deaths that occur within Contra Costa County. Certified copies are available for purchase after the document has been registered. They are kept on file with this office during the year of the event and the following year.

For births and deaths prior to last year, contact the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorders Office at
925-335-7900.


Location

10 Douglas Drive
Suite #220
Martinez, CA 94553


Birth: 925-313-1125
EDRS: 925-313-1122
Death: 925-313-1126
Fax: 925-313-1127

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
EDRS/Funerary Agent Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.


Fees

Still Birth Certificate — $31.00
Birth Certificate — $31.00
Death Certificate — $24.00
Fetal Death Certificate — $21.00
Disposition Permit — $12.00

The Vital Registration unit is also responsible for:

  • Issuing permits to morticians for the disposition of human remains
  • Registering Out-of-Hospital births (with proper documentation)
  • Providing assistance and amendments to amend/correct a vital record
  • Witnessing signatures and providing assistance with Declaration of Paternity forms
  • Developing, producing and distributing analytical public health data
  • Providing certified copies of death and birth certificates for events occurring this year and last year.

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