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Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates

Notice: The County of Riverside University Health System-Public Health, Office of Vital Records registers all births and deaths that occur within the County of Riverside. The Office of Vital Records also issues certified copies of births and deaths that occurred in Riverside County during the current year or previous year. Certificates are typically available within 10 business days of the event. Upon receiving birth and death records from the County of Riverside University Health System-Public Health, Office of Vital Records, Birth and Death Certificates are also issued by the Riverside County Clerk-Recorder for all years.  Certificates from the Riverside County Clerk-Recorder are typically available within 4-6 weeks of the event. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, processing times may be longer than normal.

You may obtain a certified copy (or copies) of a birth, death, or marriage certificate from the Riverside County Clerk-Recorder provided the birth, death, or marriage license issuance occurred in the County of Riverside. 

We issue two types of birth, death, and marriage records: 1) an Authorized copy and 2) an Informational copy. An Informational copy is not acceptable for any legal purposes.

Fee Effective 01/01/2022
Birth Certificates $32.00
Death Certificates $24.00
Marriage Certificates $17.00
Confidential Marriage Certificates $17.00

Obtaining Copies Online

To purchase a copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate online, please follow these steps:

    • For Authorized copies, Identity Verification is required. Any applicant who fails or opts out of online identity verification will be required to submit a sworn statement and notarized certificate of acknowledgment before the order can be processed.
  1. Process payment using a credit/debit card.
    • There is a 2.28% credit/debit card fee.
    • Optional 2-day domestic express delivery is available for $8.75.
    • The fee for searching a record is not refundable. If no record is found, you will receive a Certificate of No Record. Shipping fees will be refunded back to your original form of payment within 5-7 business days.

Other internet vendors are not authorized by Riverside County and may charge additional fees without providing County-approved services. Riverside County has no control over the services and fees unauthorized vendors offer and charge.

The County of Riverside is not responsible for the delivery of mail by the United States Post Office or any other delivery service.

Obtaining Copies by Mail

To purchase a copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate by mail, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the appropriate application form and have it notarized
  2. Submit check or money order and made payable to the Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
    • Do not submit cash with mail orders.
    • No temporary checks: Personal checks must be pre-printed by the bank.
    • No third-party checks will be accepted.
    • The fee for searching a record is not refundable. If no record is found, you will receive a Certificate of No Record. Shipping fees will be refunded back to your original form of payment within 5-7 business days.
  3. Mail your request and payment to: Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder at P.O. Box 751, Riverside, Ca. 92502-0751.

The County of Riverside is not responsible for the delivery of mail by the United States Post Office or any other delivery service.

Obtaining Copies in Person

To purchase a copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate in person, please follow these steps:

    • Keep your SST or order number.
    • Make your selections.
    • You will need your SST or order number to proceed.
  1. Plan your visit.
    • Bring government-issued ID (for Authorized copies).
    • Bring payment; we take credit card, check, money order, and cash.
Obtaining Copies by Drop Box

To purchase a copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate by drop box, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the appropriate application form and have it notarized
  2. Submit check or money order and made payable to the Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
    • Do not submit cash with mail orders.
    • No temporary checks: Personal checks must be pre-printed by the bank.
    • No third-party checks will be accepted.
    • The fee for searching a record is not refundable. If no record is found, you will receive a Certificate of No Record. Shipping fees will be refunded back to your original form of payment within 5-7 business days.
  3. Deposit your request and payment in a drop box located at the following offices:
    Address
    Riverside – CAC 4080 Lemon St. Riverside, CA 92501
    Riverside – Gateway 2724 Gateway Dr. Riverside, CA 92507
    Palm Desert 38-686 El Cerrito Rd. Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Temecula 41002 County Center Dr.,#230 Temecula, CA 92591
    Blythe 270 N. Broadway Blythe, CA 92225

The County of Riverside is not responsible for the delivery of mail by the United States Post Office or any other delivery service.

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