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In-Person Request

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).

Important Notices: Informational Certified Copies are not available for same day service. They will be mailed out within 20 working days of your order.

Request a Copy of a Birth Record In Person

To request copies in-person, bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Fees: $28 per copy

What Records are Available?

Records are available for births occurring in Los Angeles County since 1866. If the birth occurred from 1972-1977, the copy is not available the same day. If the birth occurred outside of L.A. County or California, click here.

  • Authorized copies of birth certificates may be available the same day they are ordered, if the birth occurred after 1963.

When Will I Receive My Copy?

  • Same-day service is available for births 1963 to present.
  • Births prior to 1963 will be mailed within 20 working days.
  • If you are requesting birth certificates for events that occurred from 1972 to 1977, they will be mailed within 20 working days.

Fees and Payments

  • Authorized Certified Copy: $28

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

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Check: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Valid identification, such as a driver's license, of the signer is required and must be presented at time of request. Out-of-state checks are accepted.
  • Note: Effective May 1, 2019, we will no longer accept temporary checks or foreign checks (with the exception of Canada and Mexico) for any Recorder/County Clerk services. If a temporary or foreign check is received, the request will be rejected and sent back to the submitter requesting a new method of payment.

  • Money orders: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
  • Credit card: Accepted cards include MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. A $1.75 service fee will be charged.
  • Debit card: Most debit cards, such as Visa, are accepted. A $1.75 service fee will be charged.

Orders for Birth Certificates can be made in-person at the following locations:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Office Locations

Contact number for all offices is: (800) 201-8999

Location Address Hours
(Monday - Friday, except holidays)
LAX Courthouse

11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90045


44509 16th St. West, Suite 101

Lancaster, CA 93534



(Main Office)

12400 Imperial Hwy., 1st Floor

Norwalk, CA 90650

Van Nuys

14340 W. Sylvan St.

Van Nuys, CA 91401


7807 S. Compton Ave., Room 102

Los Angeles, CA 90001

East Los Angeles

4716 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., Building B.

Los Angeles, CA 90022

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