Sacramento County Vital Records is to register all vital records events that occur in our local registration district, and to provide timely and accurate services in order to meet our mandates and provide services to the public and other government agencies.
Sacramento County Vital Records, under the supervision and direction of the County Health Officer, is mandated by California law to register all births, deaths, fetal deaths that occur in our local registration district, and to issue burial permits for the interment or movement of human remains. We are also mandated to provide information about these events to local, state and federal health agencies to reduce fraud and help promote the health of our citizens, and to local and state planners to facilitate meaningful and efficient use of funds.
Sacramento County Vital Records is self funding, existing entirely from revenues generated from user fees for vital record's services such as certified copies of birth and death and the issuance of burial permits. These fees also contribute to others such as the Peace Officer Standards and Training fund (POST), the Children's Trust Fund, Indigent Burial Fund, State DNA Testing Fund, and the Vital Records Improvement Fund. A portion of fees are also shared with the State Office of Vital Records for their operations.
Sacramento County Vital Records opens Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm every County business day.
Notice of Change:
Effective January 1, 2014, vital records fees increased pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 1053, (Gordon, Chapter 402, Statutes of 2011) and AB 110, (Blumenfield, Chapter 20, Statutes of 2013).
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