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Birth Record Mail Request

Our office records and maintains birth records in Los Angeles County since 1866.

If the birth occurred outside of Los Angeles County or California, click here.

Request a Copy by Mail

Live outside of California? Instruct the notary strike out "California" on the Certificate of Identity and put the state in which the form is notarized. It will be accepted with the change.

Informational Certified Copy

If you are not authorized or do not wish to submit the notarized Certificate of Identity you can request an Informational Certified Copy.

This copy will have the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy.

When Will I Receive My Copy?

The record is mailed within 20 business days from the date the request is received.

Fees and Payment Options

Authorized Certified Birth Record Copy: $28

The fee is nonrefundable. A "No Record Statement" will be issued if the record is not found.

We accept:

  • Checks
  • Money orders

Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and mail to:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section

PO Box 489

Norwalk, CA 90651-0489

We do not accept:

  • E-Checks
  • Temporary checks
  • Foreign checks (with the exception of Canada and Mexico) 

If an E-Check, temporary or foreign check is received, the request will be rejected and sent back to the submitter requesting a new method of payment.

Please do not send cash as a form of payment. No requests are available via telephone.

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Alert - COVID-19

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will close all of its offices to the public effective Monday, March 16 as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, all mail and online orders are experiencing processing delays. Thank you for your patience and please click here for updated information regarding COVID-19.