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Viewing Vital Records

Due to the current spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) some of our offices may be closed and/or offering limited services.

The Department of Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is located at 12400 Imperial Highway in Norwalk. The following will provide you with the procedure for viewing vital records.

Certificates and indexes of birth records not exempt from public inspections may be examined at the Office of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

In addition to certificates on file, there are indexes of birth available for public inspection as follows: Births prior to 1905 and from 1964 to the present. Certificates and indexes may be examined at no charge unless an employee is requested to search and/or retrieve more than five records. Random searches of the indexes or the certificates are not allowed.

An application is required for each record searched. Information sufficient to identify the requested record must be provided. You will be asked to provide identification.

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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).

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