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Birth & Death Registration

General Information

The Health Care Agency registers all births and deaths occurring in Orange County. Birth and Death Registration provides certified copies of birth and death certificates within the first 60 days after an event. For more information, call: (714) 480-6700

Copies of birth and death certificates requested more than 60 days after an event may be obtained from the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department.

Fees

Description Cost

Birth Certificates

$28.00

Death Certificates

$21.00

Burial Permits

$12.00

Obtaining a Birth Certificate in Person

Certified copies of birth certificates within 60 days after a birth occurring in Orange County may be purchased in person at the Birth and Death Registration office located at:

1200 North Main Street, Suite 100-A
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Click for online map

Payment can be made by cash, personal check, cashier's check or money order. The fee for each certified copy of a birth certificate is $28.00.

Copies of birth certificates requested more than 60 days after the birth may be obtained from the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department.


Obtaining a Birth Certificate by Mail

Certified copies of birth certificates may be purchased by mail within 60 days of a birth occurring in Orange County. The fee for a birth certificate is $28.00. Please include a stamped, self-addressed business-size or manilla envelope with your order.

Click here to print the application form (PDF file).

The form must be completed, notarized and returned with your payment to:

County of Orange Health Care Agency
Birth and Death Registration
P.O. Box 234
Santa Ana, CA 92702-0234

Please send Fed-Ex or certified mail to:

1200 N. Main St. #100-A
Santa Ana, CA 92701 

For further information, please call (714) 480-6700.

Note: For birth certificates involving a legal name change, please contact the State of California Department of Health Services at (916) 445-2684.

Obtaining a Death Certificate in Person

Certified copies of death certificates within 60 days after a death occurring in Orange County may be purchased in person at the Birth and Death Registration office located at:

1200 North Main Street, Suite 100-A
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Click for online map

Payment can be made by cash, personal check, cashier's check or money order. The fee for each certified copy of a birth certificate is $21.00.

Copies of death certificates requested more than 60 days after the death may be obtained from the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department.

Obtaining a Death Certificate by Mail

Certified copies of death certificates may be purchased by mail within 60 days after deaths occurring in Orange County. The fee for a death certificate is $21.00 each. Please include a stamped, self-addressed business-size or manilla envelope with your order.

Click below to print the application form (PDF file).


Hours

Birth & Death Registration is open 7:30 AM to 4:15 PM, Monday through Friday, except on holidays.

Legal holidays are as follows:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Lincoln's Birthday
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the
    Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day