Certificate of no Public Record (CNPR) definition

In the State of California, a CNPR or Certificate of no Public Record is a certified document issued by the Vital Records office stating that no record could be located with the information provided on an application.

If the California Department of Public Health-Vital Records (CDPH-VR) is not able to locate the record based on the information you provide, it is authorized by the California Health and Safety Code to retain the fee for the search itself. In such cases, a Certificate of No Public Record (CNPR) will be released.