Sacramento County Vital Records


Contact Information
Sacramento County Vital Records
7001 A East Parkway Suite 650 / Map
Sacramento, CA 95823
Telephone: (916) 875-5345

 
Operations
The County Vital Records Office performs the following functions for all births and deaths occurring in Sacramento County:

 

Our office coordinates with the County Coroner, local funeral homes, hospitals and other agencies to complete these functions.  The County Vital Records office also issues Medical Marijuana Identification Cards for residents of Sacramento County.

 

Hours of Operation
Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Closures:
Our office is closed on County Holidays. We close early (3pm) on the workdays before Dec. 25th and Dec 31st; and on four additional Fridays for staff development and training.  Please call our office to verify office hours.

 

Purpose
Sacramento County Vital Records strives to provide timely and accurate services to meet the needs of the public while being in compliance with statutory requirements. Under the supervision of the County Health Officer, Vital Records mandates serve to achieve the following:

  • Establish permanent records legally recognized as prima facie evidence of fact in courts
  • Reduce fraud by reporting information on births and deaths to other governmental agencies
  • Promote the health of our citizens by studying statistical data for health evaluation and planning


In coordination with the Epidemiology Unit, Vital Records routinely provides vital statistics to the Sacramento County Child Death Review Team and Fetal Infant Mortality Review Team to ensure that all child abuse and neglect deaths are identified and that multi-agency review of fetal-infant mortality is performed.

 

Funding
Sacramento County Vital Records is self-funding, existing entirely from revenues generated from user fees for Vital Record's services.  Fee schedules are determined by state and local legislation.  Our fees contribute to programs that support the health and well-being of our community, including the following:

A portion of the fees we collect are also shared with the State Office of Vital Records for their operations.  All other revenues are exclusively used to support County Vital Records operations and improvement.

Fee Schedule
Please note that our office accepts cash or check only.

Certified Birth Certificate                     $28.00
Government Birth Certificate              $19.00
Certified Death Certificate                   $21.00
Government Death Certificate            $21.00
Certified Fetal Death Certificate         $18.00
Disposition Permit                                $12.00
Cross-File Permit                                   $16.00



 
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