Fresno County, California (CA) Birth Certificate Online

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Fresno County, CA Birth Certificate Replacement

Individuals born in the city of Fresno or the rest of Fresno County are issued a California birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered with the County Recorder.

This vital record is a legal requirement when a Fresno citizen wishes to:

  • Get married
  • Obtain a passport, social security card, or other forms of government-issued IDs
  • Enroll in school or university
  • Obtain social benefits, or take part in other legal business

If your Fresno, California birth certificate got lost or was stolen, misplaced, or destroyed —even partially— you will need to order a Fresno birth certificate replacement.

Getting a legally-valid copy of a Fresno County, CA vital record no longer requires waiting in line for long hours at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Fresno, California birth certificate online is quick and easy. Follow our personalized instructions and fill out the simple application form in just a few minutes.

Once your Fresno birth certificate application has been processed by the bureau of vital statistics, you will receive a certified copy of your Fresno County, California document at your chosen address.

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Fresno County, CA birth certificate types

When applying for a certified copy of your Fresno, California birth certificate, it is important to understand the different types of birth certificates available in order to ensure you obtain the correct document for your intended purpose.

There are 2 different types of birth certificate copies that can be issued for citizens born in Fresno County, California.

Long-form copy of a Fresno, CA birth certificate

A long-form copy of a birth certificate issued in Fresno city or the rest of Fresno County is also known as:

  • Authorized certified copy of a birth certificate
  • Unrestricted copy of a birth certificate
  • Certified copy of a birth certificate
  • Official copy of a birth certificate
  • Full copy of a birth certificate

An unrestricted copy of a Fresno County birth certificate is a government-issued full-length copy of the original document kept on file. It includes any corrections, changes, or amendments made to the birth record.

If you need your birth certificate to sign up at university, get a driver’s license, apply for a US passport, get married, or for other legal purposes, then you need to order a certified copy of your Fresno County birth certificate. An informational copy will not be accepted to prove your identity.

An unrestricted copy of a Fresno County birth certificate is required at the following bureaus, amongst others:

  • DMV: To obtain a driver’s license
  • Social Security: To obtain a Social Security number or card
  • Passport agencies: To obtain a passport card or passport book

An official or certified copy of a Fresno birth certificate can be easily recognized because it carries the registrar’s seal, signature, and the date on which it was filed. The official seal used on long-form copies of a Fresno birth certificate is raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored.

Who can order a birth certificate in Fresno?

Certified copies of a Fresno County birth certificate can only be ordered by qualified individuals:

  • The certificate bearer, their parent or legal guardian, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner
  • A third party entitled to receive the birth record by court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the California Family Code
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant's estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant's estate.

Applicants requesting an unrestricted certified copy of a Fresno birth certificate, must complete and sign a certificate of identity before a Notary Public.

If you are not eligible to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Fresno County, you may order a redacted, informational copy or birth certificate abstract instead.

Short-form copy of a Fresno County, CA birth certificate

An informational copy of a Fresno City or Fresno County birth certificate is also known as a short-form birth certificate. It is an abstract or redacted version of the birth record which only shows the individual's basic information.

This type of Fresno County birth certificate is available to the general public —you do not need to be a qualified individual to order a copy.

Informational copies of a Fresno County birth certificate cannot be used for identification purposes.

These copies bear the following statement imprinted across the face of the copy:

“Informational, not a valid document to establish identity”

How to Obtain a Fresno, California Birth Certificate

Getting a government-issued Fresno, California birth certificate is a straightforward process that can be completed with little to no hassle. In fact, a Fresno County birth certificate can be obtained without having to visit a vital records office nor wait in line.

You can order an authorized copy of a Fresno County (CA) birth certificate for yourself or on behalf of a third person, as long as you are qualified to do so (see eligibility information above).

To obtain a copy of a Fresno birth certificate online:

  1. Fill out and print the California birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page). Then, sign the sworn statement in the presence of a notary public
  2. Include a photocopy of the applicant’s valid identification documents (detailed list below), a self-addressed stamped envelope, and the required payment
  3. Mail the above to the State of California Vital Records Office

You will receive the Fresno birth certificate at your home address, once it is processed and issued by the vital statistics department.

Copies of Fresno birth certificates may be ordered by posting your application package to the following mailing address:

California Department of Public Health
Vital Records – MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

Individuals in need of an urgent copy of a Fresno County birth certificate may print and submit their Fresno birth certificate application in person after filling it out online. In this case, applicants will need to sign the birth certificate application form before the Fresno County Clerk Recorder and submit it with the necessary requirements, including fees.

Walk-in service means the applicant has to visit the Vital Registration counter early during office hours and wait in line. However, if the record is found on file at the same office, it may result in same-day issuance of the Fresno, CA birth certificate.

Please note that the county office at which you submit the birth certificate order depends on the age of the certificate bearer.

The simplest is to post your request to the California state vital records office (see full mailing address above).

However, should you prefer to send it to the Fresno county office, here are the necessary addresses.

For birth certificates of babies born the current year or previous year, file your request at:

Fresno County Department of Public Health
P. O. Box 11867,
Fresno, CA 93775-1867

Walk-in services:

1221 Fulton Street
1st Floor, Room 128
Fresno, CA 93721

Monday through Friday 8:00 PM to 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Other birth certificate requests may be submitted at:

Fresno County Assessor-Recorder's office
2281 Tulare St, Fresno, CA 93721, United States

Fresno Birth Certificate Copy Required Information

To get a copy of a Fresno County, California birth certificate, you will need to fill out the online birth certificate application with the following personal details, as stated on the birth record:

  • The child's full name as stated on the birth certificate
  • The mother's full MAIDEN name
  • The father's full name
  • The child's date and place of birth

Required documents for a certified copy of a Fresno birth certificate

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Fresno County birth certificate need to prove their identity with an unexpired identification document. Applicants also need to complete and sign the certificate of identification on the application form in the presence of a notary public.

  • Applicants can show any of the following government-issued identification documents as proof of identity:
  • Driver’s license issued by California state
  • School ID
  • Voter Registration Card
  • U.S. Military card
  • U.S. passport, card or card issued by a foreign embassy or consulate
  • Native American tribal document with photograph
  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card

How to Obtain an Apostille for a Fresno County Birth Certificate

Fresno County, CA citizens who need to use their birth certificate in a foreign country for official business need to make sure their vital record bears an apostille to grant it legal validity outside the US territory.

Fresno birth certificates issued by the Fresno County Public Health Department that will be used abroad must first be authenticated by the Fresno County Clerk's Office, then sent to the California Secretary of State's office with the appropriate apostille fee.

Getting an apostille for a Fresno birth certificate is simple:

  1. Order a certified copy of the Fresno birth certificate you would like to use abroad
  2. Submit the full birth certificate copy with the authentication fee to the Fresno County Clerk’s Office with a self-addressed stamped envelope
  3. Receive your birth certificate with an apostille which will grant the Fresno vital record international validity

Mailing address for Fresno birth certificate authentication and apostilles:

Fresno County Assessor-Recorder's office
2281 Tulare St,
Fresno, CA 93721, U.S.

Birth Certificate Cost in Fresno County, California

When ordering a copy of a birth certificate in Fresno County, California, (CA) it is necessary to pay the appropriate search fee.

The following payment methods are available when mailing your Fresno County birth certificate application:

  • Personal check
  • Money order
  • Cashier check
  • Business check

The filing fee of each copy of a birth certificate order sent to the California state vital records office is of $25.

It is advisable to order several copies using the same birth certificate application form. Additional copies can be kept on file ready for future use. Extra copies of the same Fresno County birth certificate ordered within a single form carry a cost of $25.

Fresno County, California Birth Certificate Processing Times

Your order will be processed after you complete the Fresno, CA birth certificate application and mail it with the appropriate payment and documents to the address detailed above.

Birth certificate orders in Fresno, California are generally filled within 3 to 4 weeks. Express delivery is available for an additional fee.

Fresno citizens in urgent need of a certified copy of a birth certificate may print out their completed application package, sign and take it with the required documents and fee to submit it in person at the Fresno County Clerk’s office during opening hours.

Although this usually requires waiting in line for hours, it may result in same-day delivery if the birth record is found at the same office.

California Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Health offices that can provide Birth Certificate copies in California state.

FAQs about Fresno County (CA) Birth Certificates

  • How can I change the name on a Fresno County birth certificate?

    To modify a citizen’s name on a Fresno birth certificate you will first need to order a certified copy of the birth certificate you would like to amend.

    To change any part of a baby's name or any part of the parents’ names except for adding a middle name —which can be done using Form VS-24—, a court order is necessary.

    Once you have the court order or appropriate form, you will need to submit those alongside the certified copy of the Fresno County birth certificate you would like to modify and the appropriate fees at the following address:

    California Department of Public Health
    Office of Vital Records - MS 5103,
    P.O. Box 997410,
    Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

  • What information do I need to obtain a birth certificate in Fresno County, California (CA)?

    To request a certified copy of a Fresno County birth certificate you must be either the certificate holder, an immediate family member or legal representative and fill the form with the following details:

    • Full name on the birth certificate
    • Date and place of birth
    • Full name of father and mother (including mother’s maiden name)
    • Valid identification (current state Driver’s License/photo ID preferred)
    • Reason for requesting the record (marriage, apostille, school enrollment, etc.)
  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Fresno County?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a Fresno birth certificate usually takes 4 weeks. Unfortunately, express delivery is not available for an additional fee.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a Fresno County birth certificate issued directly is to have our experts revise your application before you mail it or submit it in person. That way, you can be certain it is error-free and your request won't be rejected.

    Typos or inconsistencies in the data may cause unnecessary delays or setbacks.

    Our team can help you avoid the extra hassle so that the Fresno birth certificate can be issued by the vital records office and sent to your door on the first try.

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