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Order a Death Certificate


Effective: Monday, October 25, 2021

To help reduce the rate of Covid-19 transmission, customers are still urged to use online or mail services to purchase birth or death certificates. Requests may be made in person during the following days/times:

Open to the Public:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday - 8 am-4 pm  CLOSED ON Tuesday & Friday

  • Customers may place orders via postal mail or online via
  • Please visit our website for an application:
  • Out of Hospital Birth Registration is by appt ONLY. Please call 925-313-1125.
  • Medical Marijuana ID Cards are by appointment ONLY, please call 925-313-1126.

Mask is required for entry.

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

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


Death Certificate is $25.00 per copy.

The fee for any search of death 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.