How do you obtain a birth certificate in Los Angeles County?


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To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate of an infant 12 months of age or younger, contact the Vital Records Office of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in person or through the mail. For birth certificates for all other persons, contact the County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

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Birth records available through the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk include births occurring in the county since 1866, excluding those which occurred between 1972 and 1977. For a record of a birth that occurred between those years, contact the California Department of Public Health. Applying for a birth certificate involves an application form, proof of identification via a photo ID card, and paying a monetary fee.

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