Once your Merced County birth certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.
Hundreds of government agencies nationwide exclusively trust VitalChek for accepting their birth certificates and other vital record orders.
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Most people place their Merced County birth record order in less than 10 minutes!
MERCED COUNTY VITAL RECORDS
The Merced County Recorder issues Authorized and Informational copies of Merced County vital records including Merced County birth certificates, Merced County death certificates, and Certified Merced County marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in Merced County).
Merced County Vital Records participates in the VitalChek Network, allowing you to order the following certificates online 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.
MERCED COUNTY BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Merced County Recorder issues Authorized and Informational copies of Merced County birth certificates, authorized copies are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment and personal identification purposes.
Who Can Order?
To order copies of Merced County birth certificates online, you must have a valid Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover Card.
You may also order Merced County birth certificates through VitalChek's fax service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your fax must contain the following information: a valid Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover card number and expiration date; the full name on the birth certificate; the date of birth; the city where the birth occurred; father's full name; mother's full maiden name; your relationship to the person named on the certificate; a daytime telephone number; whether you desire delivery by regular mail or express carrier; the street address to which the certificate should be sent; and the sworn statement. If requesting an Authorized copy you must also complete the Certificate of Acknowledgment. Please note that express carriers will not deliver to a PO box. You may inquire as to the shipping and handling fees for regular, international, or Saturday deliveries by calling VitalChek.
You may order copies of Merced County birth certificates by mail or in person at the Merced County Recorder. If you apply by mail, your request must include: the full name on the birth certificate; the date of birth; the city where the birth occurred; father's full name; mother's full maiden name; your relationship to the person named on the certificate; a daytime telephone number; and the address where the record should be sent; and the sworn statement. If requesting an Authorized copy you must also complete the Certificate of Acknowledgment. If you desire further information on applying in person or by mail, you should call the County Recorder.
Where Can The Document Be Shipped?
Merced County Vital Records will only ship copies of Merced County birth certificates to the entitled applicant's address.
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 Merced 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
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!