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Order a Birth Certificate


VITAL REGISTRATION OFFICE IS CLOSED
In response to the Order of the Health Officer of the County, our office will be closed to the public until further notice.

We will NOT be accepting any orders for birth or death certificates in person. There will NOT be any exceptions until the Order is lifted.

  • Customers may place orders via postal mail or online via www.vitalchek.com
  • Please visit our website for an application: cchealth.org/vital-registration
  • Out of hospital/home birth appointments will be suspended until the Shelter in Place Order is lifted.
  • Medical Marijuana ID Card appointments will be suspended until the Shelter in Place Order is lifted.
  • Walk in burial permits will be suspended until the Shelter in Place order is lifted.

The following processes will continue:
  • Online registration of Birth and Death Certificates & issuing Disposition Permits.
  • Faxing unlock requests.
  • Vitalchek orders for certified copies, permit payments & transit letters can be submitted online or via postal mail and will be mailed to you.
  • Walk-in permits can be submitted via postal mail and will be mailed back to you.

Stay healthy & take care! For additional questions regarding COVID-19 go to cchealth.org/coronavirus

The Contra Costa County Vital Registration Office is able to provide certified copies for births occurring this year and last year in Contra Costa County. Births that occurred prior to that may be obtained from the Clerk-Recorders Office at 925-335-7900 or www.ccclerkrec.us.

Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 only specific individuals are permitted to obtain an authorized certified copy of a birth record.

Fees

Birth Certificate is $32.00 per certified copy.

The fee for any search of birth certificates shall be paid in advance by the applicant regardless of whether the certificate is found or not. A certified copy fee must accompany all requests for copies of Vital Registration. Requests received without the appropriate fee will be returned to the sender. Make your personal check, postal or bank money order payable to Vital Registration. Do not send cash. If no record is found, we will issue a Certificate of No Public Record and retain the fee for the search according to State law.

In Person/Over the Counter

To order a copy in person for a birth that occurred in Contra Costa County this year and last year, please bring the appropriate fees and valid government issued ID to:
Vital Registration
10 Douglas Drive, Ste #220
Martinez, CA 94553
925-313-1125
Open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


By Mail

To order a copy by mail for a birth that occurred in Contra Costa County, please complete the following form.

- Written Application For Certified Copy of a Birth Record | Spanish
Section 5 — Certificate of Acknowledgment must be notarized if mailing.

Mail completed form with your fees (check or money order) to:
Vital Registration
10 Douglas Drive, Ste #220
Martinez, CA 94553


Online

To order a copy online for a birth that occurred in Contra Costa County, this year and last year, go to:
- www.vitalchek.com


- Tracing the Steps of a Birth Certificate