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Vital Records:
Death Records

Only Death Records that have been registered in Yolo County are available - if the death occurred in another county, please contact that county

Effective January 1, 2014, the fee for a certified copy of a death certificate will increase from $16.00 to $21.00 Per AB1053 (H&S 103625)& AB110 (H&S 100425, 100430 & 100435

Electronic Death Registration Systems (EDRS) Filing Procedures - located at bottom of page


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Copy of Death Record-Public and Government Agency$21.00
Copy of Fetal Death Record-Public and Government Agency$18.00
Burial Permit$12.00
In Lieu of Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE)$1.00
Express Mail (Optional)$22.95

Each request for an authorized certified copy of a death record must be submitted on an official application (ENGLISH)(SPANISH). If the application is incomplete it will be returned to you to complete and resubmit. The death records held in the Yolo County Clerk/Recorder's Office begin in the year 1878.

Requests for a certified copy may be done in person, by mail or by fax.

If the request is for an authorized certified death certificate and is mailed or faxed, the Certificate of Acknowledgement must be notarized.

Only authorized individuals may receive a certified copy of a death record. Those persons who are not authorized by law may request a certificate marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY".

If applying for an "Informational" copy, complete the application page only. You are not required to sign under the sworn statement nor have the application notarized.

The law describes authorized individuals as:

  • The registrant or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant.
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record in order to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code.
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant.
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant’s estate.
  • Any agent or employee of a funeral establishment acting within the scope of employment who orders certified copies of a death certificate on behalf of any individual specific in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Family Code Section 7100.

Authorized applicants are required to read the statement and sign it.

If the request for an authorized certified death certificate is mailed or faxed, the Certificate of Acknowledgement must be notarized.

Along with your application please include:

  • Fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Yolo County Clerk/Recorder or the Credit Card Charge Form
  • Daytime phone number
  • Self Addressed Stamped Envelope for return mailing or pay the "In Lieu of Self Addressed Stamped Envelope" fee of $1.00 .

Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)

For every EDRS request; you are required to complete and fax the EDRS fax sheet.

Click here for CA-EDRS FAX SHEET (fillable pdf form)

Office hours for EDRS filings are Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., unless there is a legal holiday.

Be advised - EDRS processing turn around time is 2 hours.

Funeral Homes shall forward by first class mail, or personally deliver the original documents and appropriate fees to the Yolo County Vital Records Office within 24 hours of electronic registration and issuance of permit for disposition.

The Yolo County Vital Records Office will process disposition permits, on weekends and holidays on an “Emergency” basis only. Whereas normal business hours for filing disposition permits are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3 pm, the following limited weekend and holiday hours for processing “Emergency” Disposition Permits (in compliance with state regulations and requirements) will be provided: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays between the hours of 10am and 12pm

Click here for Emergency Procedures

Yolo County Clerk-Recorder

Fax: 530-666-8109

625 Court Street, Room B01
Woodland, California 95695

P.O. Box 1130
Woodland, California 95776-1130