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Birth Record In-Person Appointment 

Our office records and maintains birth records in Los Angeles County since 1866.

If the birth occurred outside of Los Angeles County or California, click here.

Public Health and Safety Guidelines

All offices will follow Los Angeles County public health and safety guidelines.

When Will I Receive My Copy?

  • 1962 to the present (except 1972-1977): Provided at your scheduled appointment
  • 1972-1977: Mailed within 20 business days
  • 1866-1961: Mailed within 20 business days
  • All Informational Certified Copies: Mailed within 20 business days

Fees and Payment Options

Authorized Certified Copy: $32

Fees are nonrefundable. A "No Record Statement" will be issued if a record is not found.

We accept:

  • Cash
  • Check: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Valid identification of the signer is required at time of purchase.
  • Money order: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
  • Debit/Credit card: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa ($1.75 service fee and maximum limit of $15,000)
  • Apple Pay and Samsung Pay: ($1.75 service fee and maximum limit of $15,000)

We do not accept:

  • E-Check
  • Temporary check
  • Foreign check (with the exception of Canada and Mexico)

Make an Appointment

Appointments can be scheduled up to three (3) weeks in advance. Only one appointment per day. Appointments are non-transferable.

Save your confirmation number once you complete the application. You will need it to book your appointment.

Once your application is submitted, you need to make an appointment. Select Make an Appointment and make sure to complete the required waiver.

Remember to bring a valid photo ID.

Make a Birth, Death or Marriage copy appointment:


If you completed your birth records request application and were unable to book an in-person appointment, save your confirmation number and click here to check for available dates and times.

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