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Birth Record Online Request

Request a Copy of a Birth Record Online

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk does not have the ability to accept credit cards for online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service, VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek accepts the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover. A $9 special handling fee will be charged on all credit card orders in addition to the copy fee.

To request a copy of a birth record online:

  • Visit www.vitalchek.com and complete the information in the request form.
  • You must complete the online authentication or send in the notarized Certificate of Identity. Please be sure to follow the instructions on the VitalChek site. If you do not live in California please have 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.
  • Those who are not authorized or do not wish to submit the notarized Certificate of Identity may receive an Informational Certified Copy. Informational Certified Copies have the word "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy.

What Records are Available?

Records are available for births occurring in Los Angeles County since 1866. If the birth occurred outside of L.A. County or California click here.

When Will I Receive My Copy?

Orders will be processed within 20 working days.

Fees and Payment

Authorized Certified Copy $28

The fee is nonrefundable, and a "No Record Statement" will be issued if the record is not found. Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail unless UPS delivery is requested, which costs an additional $20.

No requests are accepted via telephone.

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