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Death Certificate In-Person Appointment

Our office records and maintains death records in Los Angeles County since 1877.


Public Health and Safety Guidelines

All offices will follow Los Angeles County public health and safety guidelines.

You will be required to wear a mask and comply with social distancing to enter our offices.


Make an Appointment

Appointments can be scheduled up to two (2) weeks in advance.

Save your Confirmation # once you complete the application.

Once your application is complete you can make an appointment. Remember to bring a valid photo ID.

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When Will I Receive My Copy?

  • 1995 to the present: on your scheduled appointment
  • 1877-1994: are mailed within 20 business days from the date the request is received.
  • All Informational Certified Copies: are mailed within 20 business days from the date the request is received.

Fees and Payment Options

Authorized Certified Copy: $21

Fees are nonrefundable. A “No Record Statement” will be issued if a record is not found.

We accept:

  • Cash
  • Check: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Valid identification of the signer is required at time of purchase.
  • Money orders: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
  • Debit/Credit card: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa ($1.75 service fee)

We do not accept:

  • E-Check
  • Temporary checks
  • Out-of-state checks
  • Foreign checks (with the exception of Canada and Mexico)

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.

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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).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, all mail and online orders are experiencing processing delays. Thank you for your patience and please click here for updated information regarding COVID-19.