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Order a Birth 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
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Mask is required for entry.

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

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


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.

*** Office is Closed to the Public - NO IN PERSON ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. ***
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
Open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

To order a copy online for a birth that occurred in Contra Costa County, this year and last year:


- Tracing the Steps of a Birth Certificate