Office of Vital Statistics
Office of Vital Statistics

Fees for Vital Records


Due to Assembly Bill 1053 and 110, effective Jan 1st, 2014 the fees for all certified copies of Birth,

Death and Fetal Death Certificates will increase by $5 per copy.  

Please note that the fees shown below already reflect the increase which was effective Jan 1st, 2014

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at one of the number in this page.


Birth Certificates (General Public):

$27.00 per copy  

Birth Certificates (County Agencies): 

$21.00 per copy  

Death Certificates:

$23.00 per copy  

Fetal Death Certificates:

$20.00 per copy 

Disposition Permits: 

$12.00 per permit   

Still Birth Certificates:

$20.00 per copy 

Non-Contagious Disease Transit Letter: 

$ 4.00 per copy   

VitalChek Credit Card Transaction Fee (For online orders ONLY):

$7.00 one time fee per transaction

VitalChek UPS Delivery US (We do not guarantee EXPEDITE SERVICES, this is just the method of delivery):

$20.00 within US territory, except Hawaii

To Amend a Record (Payable to California State - Office of Vital Records):

$23.00 per request 

To Process Declaration of Paternity (Payable to California State - Office of Vital Records):

$23.00 per request  

CA State - Ordering directly from State Office of Vital Records - Birth Certificates (General Public):

$25.00 per copy  

CA State - Ordering directly from State Office of Vital Records - Death Certificates (General Public):

$21.00 per copy  


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Office of Vital Statistics, 1947 Center Street 2nd.Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-5320
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903