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Death Certificate In-Person Appointment

Our office records and maintains death records in Los Angeles County since 1877.

Public Health and Safety Guidelines

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

You are required to wear a face mask when visiting our Norwalk office.

Make an Appointment

Appointments can be scheduled up to three (3) weeks in advance.

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.

Only one person per appointment allowed. Remember to bring a valid photo ID.

GET STARTED

If you completed your death 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.

When Will I Receive My Copy?

  • 1995 to the present: on your scheduled appointment
  • 1877-1994: are mailed within 20 business days from the date the request is received.
  • All Informational Certified Copies: are mailed within 20 business days from the date the request is received.

Fees and Payment Options

Authorized Certified Copy: $24

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)

We do not accept:

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