Los Angeles, California (CA) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Los Angeles County, California (CA) Birth Certificate online. Complete a simple web form to get a certified copy of a Los Angeles birth certificate and avoid long lines at the Los Angeles vital records office.

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US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

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Los Angeles County, CA Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the city of Los Angeles or the rest of Los Angeles County are issued a California birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a requirement when an LA 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, and much more

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

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

Applying for a Los Angeles, California birth certificate online is easy and straightforward. Follow our personalized instructions and fill out the simple application form in just a few minutes.

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Once your Los Angeles birth certificate request has been processed by the bureau of vital statistics, you will receive an official copy of your Los Angeles County, California document at home.

Los Angeles County, CA birth certificate types

When ordering a certified copy of your birth certificate in Los Angeles, California, it is important to understand the different types of birth certificates available in order to make sure you obtain the correct document to meet your needs.

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

Long-form copy of a Los Angeles, CA birth certificate

A long-form copy of a birth certificate issued in Los Angeles city or the rest of LA 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 Los Angeles County birth certificate is a government-issued full-length copy of the original document. 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 LA County birth certificate. An informational copy will not be accepted to prove your identity.

An unrestricted copy of a Los Angeles County birth certificate is required at the following agencies, 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 Los Angeles birth certificate can be visually distinguished because it will always carry the registrar’s seal, signature, and the date it was filed. The seal on long-form copies of an LA birth certificate is raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored.

Who can order a birth certificate in LA?

Certified copies of a Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles birth certificate, must complete and sign a sworn statement under penalty of perjury as required by Section 103526 of the California Health and Safety Code.

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

Short-form copy of a Los Angeles County, CA birth certificate

An informational copy of a Los Angeles City or Los Angeles 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 LA 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, California Birth Certificate

Getting a government-issued birth certificate in the city of Los Angeles, California is a straightforward process that can be completed with little to no hassle. In fact, a Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 an LA 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 California Vital Records Office

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

Copies of Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles County birth certificate may print and sign their LA birth certificate application after filling it out online and submit it in person with the necessary requirements.

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 Los Angeles, CA birth certificate.

Please note that fees may vary between the state vital records office and the county vital records office, so make sure to inquire about the exact search cost once you arrive.

Furthermore, 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. This is especially true for births recorded between 1972 and 1977 since these can only be processed at the state bureau.

Citizens born in LA, Long Beach, Santa Clarita, Glendale, Norwalk or the rest of Los Angeles County who prefer to send their application to the LA County Office may do so at one of the following addresses.

For birth certificates of babies born one year or less ago, file your request at:

DPH Vital Records Office
313 North Figueroa Street
Room Lobby-1
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Other birth certificate requests may be submitted at:

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC)
Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section
12400 Imperial Highway
Norwalk, California 90650

Los Angeles Birth Certificate Copy Required Information

To get a copy of a Los Angeles 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 full names of the certificate holder’s mother and father
  • The certificate holder's full name
  • Date and place of birth

Required documents for a certified copy of a Los Angeles birth certificate

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Los Angeles County birth certificate need to prove their identity with an unexpired identification document. Applicants also need to complete and sign the sworn statement 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 Los Angeles County Birth Certificate

Los Angeles County, CA citizens who need to use their birth certificate abroad for official business need to make sure their vital record bears an apostille to grant it legal validity outside the US territory.

To get an apostille for a County of Los Angeles birth certificate:

  1. Order a certified copy of the LA County, California birth certificate
  2. Prepare a cover sheet stating the country in which the document will be utilized, as well as a self-addressed envelope with pre-paid postage
  3. Upon receiving the certified copy of the Los Angeles, CA birth certificate, mail the complete document to the California Secretary of State's office with the required apostille fee for authentication

Documents being mailed via any other service (e.g. Fedex, UPS, DHL) can be sent to this address:

Notary Public Section
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mail documents via the United States Postal Service should be sent to:

Notary Public Section
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277–0001

Birth Certificate Cost in Los Angeles County, California

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

The following payment methods are available when mailing your Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles County birth certificate ordered within a single form carry a cost of $25.

Please note that the filing fee for your Los Angeles birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.

Los Angeles County, California Birth Certificate Processing Times

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

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

Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles City or 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 was filed 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 Los Angeles County (CA) Birth Certificates

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

    To modify a citizen’s name on a Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles County (CA)?

    To request a certified copy of a Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles County?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a Los Angeles birth certificate usually takes 3-4 weeks . Fortunately, express delivery is available for an additional fee.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles birth certificate can be issued by the vital records office and sent to your door on the first try.

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