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Los Angeles County Registrar - Recorder/County Clerk

 

Address: 12400 Imperial Hwy. ( 2 blocks East of Norwalk Blvd.)

Norwalk, CA 90650-8357

Los Angeles County

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section

P. O. Box 53120

Los Angeles, CA 90053-0120

 

Telephone: (562) 462-2137 Recorded Information

(562) 462-2103 Phone Orders

(562) 864-3469 FAX Orders

 

Website: L.A. County Homepage

Registrar-Recorder

Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Description of Resources:

The County Recorder has Los Angeles County vital records for the following years:

 

Birth certificates: 1876 to present

Marriage certificates: 1852 to present

Death certificates: 1892 to present

The County Recorder has Los Angeles County indexes for the following years:

Birth indexes: Pre-1905, 1964 to present

Marriage indexes: 1852 to present

Death indexes: 1877 to present

The County Recorder has separate Los Angeles City indexes for the following years:

Birth indexes: 1888 to 1962

Death indexes: 1939 to 1905

The County Recorder has California State indexes (on microfiche) for the following years:

Birth indexes: 1956 to 1977

Marriage indexes: 1949 to 1959 (Books), 1969 to 1985

Death indexes: 1940 to 1977, 1980 to 1989..

The following LA County records are listed on the computerized index:

Birth index: 1964 to present (Computerized)

Marriage index: 1979 to present (Computerized)

Death index: 1964 to present (Computerized)

 

Fees/Copies:

Current (non-refundable) fees for certified copies of vital statistic records and search, per name are as follows:

 

Birth certificates: $18.00

Death certificates: $13.00

Marriage certificates: $13.00

 

Copies of birth, marriage and death records may be ordered by telephone, fax, mail, or in person. You will need a credit card for phone and FAX orders. Copies requested in person are mailed in 15-30 working days. Mail requests are processed in 35 working days. Same day service is not available (except for birth abstracts).

 

Adoption/Name Change (State of California):

If you are requesting a record of a child who has been adopted or had a legal name change, your request should be sent to the State of California Department of Health at the address below:

 

Address: State Department of Health

Office of State Registrar

P. O. Box 730241

Sacramento, CA 94244-0241

 

Phone: (916) 445-2684 Information

(800) 858-5553 FAX

 

Fee: $13.00 check to State Registrar

 

Vital records can be ordered from the State of California, but ordering from the county of birth is faster. See their website for further information.

 

Charges for Vital Records ordered from the State are:

 

Birth certificates: $13.00 (Note: this is less expensive than the LA County fee)

Death certificates: $11.00

Marriage certificates: $13.00

FAX order: $ 7.00 (additional per order, not per record)

For Birth records include name, date of birth (or exact decade to be searched if date is unknown), city, parents’ names including mother’s maiden name. For Marriage records include the name of the bride and groom. Send your request to:

 

State Department of Health Services

Office of Vital Records

304 S Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

 

or by FAX: (800) 858-5553

or from Vitalcheck. This site accepts credit cards for an additional $7.00 fee.

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