San Joaquin County Public Health Services
Mail Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
Effective July 1, 2003 California law permits only authorized individuals to receive authorized certified copies of birth records required to establish identity and related uses such as obtaining a driver’s license, passport, or insurance coverage. If you are requesting an authorized certified copy, complete all application sections and submit it with a notarized statement as described in section 4.
An informational certified copy may be obtained by any person but cannot be used to establish formal identity. If you are requesting an informational certified copy, complete sections 1 and 2 only and submit the application. A notarized statement is not required for an informational only copy.
The health department furnishes certified copies for births that were registered during the current and past calendar year only.
Permanent records are kept at the County Recorder’s Office at:
Certificate Type Requested: ___ Authorized Certified Copy ___Informational Only
Number of Certificates Requested ______
1. Newborn/Registrant Information
Name ___________________________________________ Birth Date___/___/___
Multiple Births – Additional Newborns (twins/triplets)
Place of Birth _______________________ Mother’s Maiden Name_______________
2. Requestor Information
Mail Address___________________________ _______________ _____ ________
Number and Street City State Zip Code
3. Authorized Individual Information – Complete this section if requesting authorized certified copy. Specify which category of authorized individual you are:
4. Notarized Statement – A written request for an authorized certified copy must be accompanied by a notarized statement sworn under penalty of perjury that the requester is an authorized person, as required by State law.Your application will be returned if the required statement below is not signed and notarized. This section is not required for an informational only copy.
I, _________________________, swear under penalty of perjury
under the laws of the State of California, that I am an authorized person to obtain an authorized certified copy of this/these birth records based on my relationship to the registrant(s) as specified in Section 3 of this application, in conformance with section 103526(c) of the California Health and Safety Code.
Sworn this ____ day of ________, 200__, at ______________, _____.
Day Month Year City State
Certificate of Acknowledgement
State of ________________________
County of _______________________
On ________________, before me personally appeared ___________________,
personally known to me, or
proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence,
to be the person whose name is subscribed to the above instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she executed the same in his/her authorized capacity, and that by his/her signature on the instrument the person, or the entity upon behalf of which the person acted, executed the instrument.
WITNESS my hand and official seal.
Fees – Fees for certificate copies are established by State law. Include a check or money order payable to San Joaquin County Public Health Services. The current fee is $18.00 per copy.