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Death Record Online Request

Our office records and maintains birth records in Los Angeles County since 1866.

If the death  occurred outside of Los Angeles County or California click here.

Online death record requests are processed through VitalChek Network, Inc.

VitalChek accepts the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover. A $9 handling fee is charged on all credit card orders in addition to the copy fee.


Request a Copy

  • Visit VitalChek.com and complete all information on the request form 

Live outside of California? Instruct 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.


Informational Certified Copy

If you are not authorized or do not wish to submit the notarized Certificate of Identity you can request an Informational Certified Copy.

This copy will have the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy.


When Will I Receive My Copy?

Orders will be processed within 20 working days from the date the request is received.


Fees and Payments

Authorized Certified Death Record Copy: $21

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

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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.