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San Bernardino County, CA Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the County of San Bernardino are issued a California birth certificate as soon as their birth is legally recorded with the San Bernardino County Vital Registration Office or the County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk.

A San Bernardino birth certificateis a vital record that is required when a county citizen needs to prove their identity, citizenship, or age.

A certified copy of a San Bernardino birth certificate is a necessary document when enrolling in college or school, applying for government-issued photo identification documents, getting married, amongst other official business.

If your San Bernardino County, California birth certificate got lost or was stolen, misplaced, or destroyed —even partially— you will need to apply for a San Bernardino County birth certificate replacement.

Citizens can easily apply online to obtain a government-issued copy of a San Bernardino County, CA vital record, eliminating the need to wait in lineat a vital statistics office.

Ordering a San Bernardino County, California birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to fill out. Then, simply follow our personalized instructions to help you complete your San Bernardino County birth certificate application with ease.

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Once your San Bernardino County birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your birth record at home.

San Bernardino County, CA birth certificate types

When ordering a certified copy of your San Bernardino County, California birth certificate, 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 in San Bernardino County, California.

San Bernardino County, CA long-form birth certificate copy

A long-form copy of a birth certificate issued in San Bernardino County is also known as:

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

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

If you need your San Bernardino birth certificate to sign up at university, get a driver’s license, apply for a US passport, get married, or for other official business, then you need to order a certified copy of your San Bernardino County birth certificate. An informational copy will _not _be accepted to prove your identity.

An unrestricted copy of a San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino County 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 a San Bernardino County birth certificate is raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored.

Certified long-form copies of a San Bernardino 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 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 a certified copy of a San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino County, you may order a redacted, informational copy instead.

San Bernardino County, CA short-form birth certificate

An informational copy of a San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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 Get a Certified Birth Certificate in San Bernardino County, CA

The easiest way to get a government-issued birth certificate copy in San Bernardino County, California is to complete the order form online. The process is straightforward and hassle-free.

To order a certified copy of a San Bernardino County (CA) birth certificate:

  1. Complete the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  2. Print the application form and sign the sworn statement in the presence of a notary public
  3. Mail it to the California state vital registration office with a large stamped, self-addressed envelope, and a check or money order to cover the fees

Once your San Bernardino County birth certificate request has been processed by the vital records office, your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of San Bernardino County Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by posting your application package to the following address:

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

Alternatively, San Bernardino County citizens born in or around San Bernardino, Inland Empire, Fontana, amongst other locations, can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate from the San Bernardino County Clerk’s Office.

Citizens of San Bernardino County who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person may do so at the address below, during walk-in hours —although this usually entails waiting in line.

Please note that fees may differ depending on whether you are presenting your San Bernardino birth certificate application to the state vital records office or the county clerk’s office. Make sure to verify and submit the appropriate fees for your chosen office.

For citizens who prefer to send their application to the County Clerk’s office, San Bernardino County Birth and Death Certificates orders can also be submitted by mailing your application package to the following addresses, depending on how long ago the certificate bearer was born:

For San Bernardino birth certificates of babies born within the last 2 years:

San Bernardino County Vital Registration Office
340 N. Mountain View Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For San Bernardino birth records more than 2 years ago:

San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk
222 West Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA 92415

Unless you are sending your request to the State of California vital records office, applicants are advised to file the San Bernardino County birth certificate application at the vital records office where the birth was registered. This should ensure that the record is found and the bureau can issue a long-form birth certificate, as long as the applicant is eligible.

Should the birth record not be found, the State of California Health and Safety Code (H&SC) 103650 requires the vital records office to retain the search fee and issue a Certification of Search.

Citizens of San Bernardino County who prefer to file their birth certificate application in person may do so during walk-in hours, where available —although this usually entails waiting in line and may require a different fee.

San Bernardino County birth certificate copy required information

To get a copy of a San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino County birth certificate

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

Applicants can use 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 Request an Apostille for a San Bernardino County Birth Certificate

San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino birth certificate:

  1. Order a certified copy of the San Bernardino County, California birth certificate as explained above
  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 San Bernardino, CA birth certificate, mail the above to the California Secretary of State's office with the required apostille fee for authentication

California Authentications Unit street address:

California Secretary of State
Authentications Unit
Notary Public Section
1500 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

California Authentications unit PO BOX:

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

San Bernardino County Certified Birth Certificate Cost

Ordering a copy of a birth certificate in San Bernardino County, California (CA) entails the payment of the appropriate search fee.

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

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

San Bernardino birth certificate applications processed in the California state vital records office call for a $25 fee.

Applications submitted by post or handed in person at the San Bernardino County Clerk’s Office carry a $28 fee.

Please note that the fee varies depending on whether you submit your San Bernardino birth certificate application at the state or county office.

Applicants submitting their request in person also have the option of paying the fee in cash or by credit/debit card.

It is advisable to order extra copies using the same birth certificate application form. Additional copies can be kept on file ready for future use. Duplicate copies of the same San Bernardino County birth certificate ordered within a single form carry the same cost as the initial copy ordered.

Applicants with an Affidavit of Homeless Status are eligible to obtain a fee exemption for a copy of their San Bernardino, CA birth certificate.

The San Bernardino County Recorder —or any other California State Vital Records Office— will issue a certified copy of a birth certificate without a fee to citizens who can verify their status as a homeless person. The Affidavit of Homeless Status for a Fee Exempt Copy of a Birth Certificate must be completed by a Homeless Services Provider.

San Bernardino County Birth Certificate Processing Times

Once you have mailed the complete San Bernardino County birth certificate application package, along with the requirements detailed above and the necessary fees, the vital registration office will process your request.

In most cases, your San Bernardino birth certificate order will be filled within 1 to 2 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the San Bernardino, California CA birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Individuals in need of an urgent copy of a San Bernardino County birth certificate may print their San Bernardino County birth certificate application to sign and submit it in person with the necessary requirements.

Walk-in service means the applicant has to visit the San Bernardino County Vital Registration counter early during office hours and wait in line. The fees, in this case, are higher than when sending your order to the California State Vital Records Office.

If the record is found on file at the same county office, it may result in same-day issuance of the San Bernardino, CA birth certificate.

California Vital Records Offices

The following is a list of other Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in California. Keep in mind that the San Bernardino offices mentioned above may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital statistics office if the birth record is found on file.

However, the fees may vary, so please inquire about the exact amount due wherever you decide to submit your San Bernardino County birth certificate application.

FAQs About San Bernandino County (CA) Birth Certificates

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

    To request a certified copy of a San Bernardino 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:

    • Date and place of birth
    • Full name on the birth certificate
    • Relationship to the certificate holder
    • 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 can I change the name on a San Bernardino County birth certificate?

    To modify a citizen’s name on a San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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

  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in San Bernardino County?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a birth certificate in the County of San Bernardino usually takes 1-2 weeks to process. Unfortunately, rush service is not available at this time.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino County vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.

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