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Once your Kern County birth certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.


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Kern County Recorder Agency Information

The Kern County Recorder (Kern County Vital Records) issues Authorized and Informational copies of Kern County birth certificates, Kern County death certificates, and Certified Kern County marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in Kern County). You may order copies of Kern County vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.

NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.

Kern County Vital Records issues Authorized and Informational copies of Kern County birth certificates; authorized copies are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment and personal identification purposes.

Who Can Order?
Authorized copies of Kern County birth certificates will only be issued to the registrant, parent, children, siblings, grandparent, guardian, spouses, domestic partner, attorney of record, law enforcement and government agencies. All applicants must submit a Sworn Statement and notarized Certificate of Identity before the order will be processed, forms and instructions will be provided upon completion of your online order.

Anyone can order Informational copies of Kern County birth certificates.

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Available Kern County Recorder, California (CA) Birth Certificate Types

Birth Authorized Copy

An authorized, certified birth certificate copy that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred in Kern County.

First Copy: $25.00    Additional Copies: $25.00

Birth Informational Copy

If you are not eligible to receive an authorized copy of the birth certificate, you will receive a certified informational copy with the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy. This document is primarily used for genealogy and cannot be used for identification purposes.

First Copy: $25.00    Additional Copies: $25.00

Birth Certificate Order Methods

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It's the easiest and most efficient method for ordering official birth certificates and other vital records because there is less room for error when you enter the information yourself. Our simple forms have built-in editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.

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VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to “skip the line” for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).

No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!