How to Obtain California Vital Records

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How to Obtain California Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of California birth certificates, California marriage licenses, California divorce decrees and California death records. There are also useful links to past California Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on the Vital Records Index Page

California birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Office of Vital Records
CA Department of Public Health
MS: 5103
P.O. Box 997410 Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

California birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The California Department of Public Health may be contacted by phone on (916) 558-1784 or online at

More California Vital Records Resources

Birth, Marriage and Death Historical Record Collections at
 over 700 million records online, search California birth, marriage and death certificate databases from the 1800s and 1900s


Vitalcheck Express Certificate Service
order copies of California birth, marriage and death certificates online

Vital Records Search at
search births, marriages, deaths, divorces, obituaries and wills; a database of over 9 Billion records


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