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Death Certificate 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 Death Record In Person

To order death record copies, please bring to our office:

  • A valid photo ID
  • Fee: $21 per copy

What Records Are Available?

Records are available for deaths occurring in Los Angeles County since 1877. (If the event occurred outside of Los Angeles County or California click here.

When Will I Receive My Copy?

A valid photo ID will be requested when a death record is requested in-person. Same-day service is available for deaths 1995 to present. Deaths prior to 1995 will be mailed within 20 working days.

Fees and Payments

  • Authorized Certified Copy: $21

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 death 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 of Operation
Norwalk 12400 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Lancaster 44509 16th St. West,
Suite 101
Lancaster, CA 93534
LAX Courthouse 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd,
6th Floor.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Van Nuys 14340 West Sylvan St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Florence / Firestone 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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