Birth Records

IN-PERSON SERVICE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2020

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT HERE

BIRTH CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE 3 WEEKS AFTER DATE OF BIRTH.

OUT OF HOSPITAL BIRTH REGISTRATION (INFORMATION)

ONLY BIRTH RECORDS THAT HAVE BEEN REGISTERED IN YOLO COUNTY ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNTY WHERE THE BIRTH OCCURRED TO OBTAIN THE RECORD.

THE BIRTH RECORDS HELD IN THE YOLO COUNTY CLERK/RECORDER'S OFFICE BEGIN IN THE YEAR 1878.

FEES:
Item Fee
Copy of Birth Record $25.00
Copy of Birth Record for Government Agency $19.00
Foster Care Birth Certificate Fee Exempt
Homeless Person Birth Record Request Fee Exempt
Wildfires Records Relief forms Fee Exempt
In lieu of Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) $1.00
Express Mail (Optional) $26.35
Priority Mail (Optional) $7.95

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HOW TO OBTAIN A BIRTH RECORD:

To obtain an authorized certified copy of a birth record in-person, you may complete the official application online prior to coming into our office (public computers are also available in our office lobby). Payment is collected over the counter and the record you requested is then immediately given to you.

Each request for an authorized certified copy of a birth record submitted by mail or fax must be on the official application (English) (Spanish) and the Sworn Statement MUST be signed in the presence of a Notary Public. If the application is incomplete it will be returned to you to complete and resubmit. 

Only authorized individuals may receive a certified copy of a birth record. 

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.

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.

    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.

    In the ongoing effort to maintain costs and services, the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder asks that all document requests to be mailed to the customer include a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). In lieu of the SASE the customer may elect to pay $1.00 for return postage which will be added to the document fee total.