How To Get Birth Certificates In California
You can get a birth certificates in California by mailing to the Center for Health Statistics, California.
They do not provide any walk in counter and all request can only submitted through the mail.
The Center for Health Statistics has since July 1, 2003 issues two types of birth certificates in California:-
- Certified Copy of Birth Certificates - A regular certified original birth certificate issued only to authorized
person. Authorized person (as defined in Health and Safety Code 103526) are the registrant itself, or parents or legal guardian.
Other parties such as attorney with a court order, law enforcement agency, child, grandparents, <
grandchild, brother/sister, spouse or domestic partners.
A Sworn Statement will be needed. The statement will be notated and included along with the
- Certified Informational Copy - A regular certified copy with a legend across the face. A
statement "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."
A certified information copy cannot be used to establish identity. However, you do not need to be an authorized
person or need a sworn statement to obtain a certified information copy of birth certificate.
To mail to the Center for Health, you can send the birth certificate application to:-
California Department of Health Services
Office of Vital Records - M.S. 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-741