Where Can You Access California Death Records?


Quick Answer

As of 2015, California death records are obtained by applying to the California Department of Public Health. Alternatively, death records are also obtained from the county recorder’s office where the death occurred.

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The California Department of Public Health only accepts orders submitted by mail and requires the requester to meet several criteria. The requester must determine whether he needs authorized copy or an informational copy, he must download a pamphlet for obtaining certified copies of the death record, and he must complete the application form and sworn statement. He must also have the sworn statement notarized, find out the fee for a certified copy, and mail the request to California Department of Public Health Vital Records.

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