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Death Record Mail Request

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


Request a Copy by Mail

Live outside of California? Instruct the notary to strike out "California" on the Certificate of Identity and put the state in which the form is notarized. It will be accepted with the change. The Certificate of Identity must be included with the application to receive an authorized certified copy.

Informational Certified Copy

If you are not authorized or do not wish to submit the notarized Certificate of Identity you can request an Informational Certified Copy.

This copy will have the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy.


When Will I Receive My Copy?

The record is mailed within 20 working days from the date the request is received.


Fees and Payment Options

Authorized Certified Death Record Copy: $24

The fee is nonrefundable. A "No Record Statement" will be issued if the record is not found.

We accept:

  • Checks
  • Money orders

Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and mail to:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section

PO Box 489

Norwalk, CA 90651-0489

We do not accept:

  • E-Checks
  • Temporary checks
  • Foreign checks (with the exception of Canada and Mexico) 

If an E-Check, temporary or foreign check is received, the request will be rejected and sent back to the submitter requesting a new method of payment.

Please do not send cash as a form of payment. No requests are available via telephone.

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