Request a Certificate

Important Notice: The Vital Records Office Only Holds the last 24 months of Birth and Death Records.

To obtain any older records, please contact the San Bernardino County Recorder by visiting the San Bernardino County Recorder website or by phone at (855) 732-2575.

When requesting a Certified Birth or Death Certificate in person, please bring your completed application. The Sworn Statement must be signed in the presence of the local registrar staff. Requests received by mail must be accompanied by a notarized sworn statement. To determine if you are eligible for a certified copy and for details about informational copies, visit our Certified Copy Eligibility webpage.

NEW! Purchase Certificates Online

Fees – Effective 01-01-2022

Birth Certificates$32.00
Death Certificates$24.00
Fetal Death Certificates (Use the Death Certificate Request Form. Please write “Fetal Death” at the top of the form.)$21.00
Payments By Mail

If requesting by mail, send your completed application and include payment in the form of a personal check, postal, bank money order (International Money Order only for out-of-country requests.)


Make payable to “County of San Bernardino.”

Remit payments to:
Department of Public Health
340 N. Mt. View Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0038

Payments In Person

Acceptable payment methods in person are cash, check, money order and credit/debit.

ALL Credit/Debit Transaction will include a fee of $2.00 or 2.55%, whichever is greater.

If no record is found, the fee will be retained for searching as required by California Health & Safety Code 103650 and a Certificate of No Record will be issued.

County Observed Holidays

  • New Year’s Day, January 1st
  • Martin Luther King Jr., January 15th
  • President’s Day, February 19th
  • Memorial Day, May 27th
  • Juneteenth Day, June 19th
  • Independence Day, July 4th
  • Labor Day, September 2nd
  • County Holiday, October 14th
  • Veteran’s Day, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving, November 28th and 29th
  • Christmas, December 24th and 25th
  • New Year’s Eve, December 31st