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Vital Registration

EFFECTIVE 7/11/2022

To help reduce the rate of Covid-19 transmission, customers are still urged to use online or mail services to purchase birth or death certificates.

Requests may be made in person:
Monday - Thursday 9am - 12pm CLOSED on Fridays

Mask is required for entry.

  • Customers may place orders via postal mail or online via
  • Out of Hospital Birth Registration & Medical Marijuana ID Cards are by appointment ONLY! Please call 925-313-1125.

**Notice Regarding Vital Record Fee Increase**

Effective January 1, 2022, the California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR) will increase vital record fees for certified copies of birth & death certificates, pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 128 (Chapter 21, Statutes of 2021).

California Department of Public Health does not allow for a grace period for fee collections. All applications received beginning 1/1/2022 must include new fee amount.

Certificate Current Fee New Fee 1/1/2022
Birth Certificate $32 $36
Death Certificate $25 $28

The main function of the Vital Registration unit is to register all births and deaths that occur within Contra Costa County. Certified copies are available for purchase after the document has been registered. They are kept on file with this office during the year of the event and the following year.

For births and deaths prior to last year, contact the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorders Office at 925-335-7900.


10 Douglas Drive
Suite #220
Martinez, CA 94553

Birth: 925-313-1125
EDRS: 925-313-1122
Death: 925-313-1126
Fax: 925-313-1127

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 4th Tuesday of each month.


Still Birth Certificate — $32.00
Birth Certificate — $32.00
Death Certificate — $25.00
Fetal Death Certificate — $22.00
Disposition Permit — $12.00

The Vital Registration unit is also responsible for:

  • Issuing permits to morticians for the disposition of human remains
  • Registering Out-of-Hospital births (with proper documentation)
  • Providing assistance and amendments to amend/correct a vital record
  • Witnessing signatures and providing assistance with Declaration of Paternity forms
  • Developing, producing and distributing analytical public health data
  • Providing certified copies of death and birth certificates for events occurring this year and last year.
  • Facilitate the Medical Marijuana ID Card Program for Contra Costa residents

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