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Birth & Death Certificates

Public Health Services registers births, deaths and fetal deaths occurring within San Joaquin County. The Vital Statistics Program maintains birth and death records for events that occurred in the current and immediate past calendar year. Records more than two years old are maintained by the County Office of the Recorder.

For a copy of the new California law (effective July 2003) regarding birth and death certificates, please click here (PDF document).

To order certified record copies from the health department (current and immediate past calendar year only), please use the downloadable application forms below and mail with a check or money order to:

Public Health Services - Vital Records
P.O. Box 2009
Stockton, CA 95201

All information on the form must be completed. Fees for certified copies are established by California State law. Current fees are:

Document Cost Available Publications
Death Record $21.00 Per Copy Death Certificate ApplicationMicrosoft Word
Death Record $21.00 Per Copy Death Certificate ApplicationPDF
Birth Record $25.00 Per Copy Birth Certificate ApplicationMicrosoft Word
Birth Record $25.00 Per Copy Birth Certificate ApplicationPDF

You can also purchase record copies at the Vital Records office located at 1601 E. Hazelton, Stockton (cross-street Wilson Way). Please contact us at (209) 468-3404 for further information.

Records older than two years are maintained by the County Recorder’s Office. The Recorder’s Office is located at 44 N. San Joaquin St., 2nd floor Ste. 260, Stockton, CA 95202. They may be contacted at (209) 468-3939.

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