Once your Orange 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 Orange County birth record order in less than 10 minutes!
ORANGE COUNTY VITAL RECORDS
The Orange County Clerk/Recorder issues Orange County vital records including Authorized and Informational copies of Orange County birth certificates, Orange County death certificates, public Orange County marriage records and confidential Orange County marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in Orange County). You may order copies of Orange 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.
ORANGE COUNTY BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Effective August 1, 2015, due to limited supplies of printed banknote papers on hand the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s Office will limit customers to one certificate copy per request.
Currently, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s Office is not accepting requests for an “Informational Copy” of a birth certificate. All requests for an “Informational Copy” of a birth certificate must be sent to the California Department of Public Health.Orange County Vital Records issues authorized and informational copies of Orange County birth certificates. Authorized copies of Orange County birth certificates are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment, personal identification and other legal purposes. Informational copies of Orange County birth certificates can be used for informational purposes only.
Who Can Order?
Authorized Copies - All applicants must submit a Sworn Statement and notarized Certificate of Acknowledgment, in addition to a government issued photo ID, before the order will be processed, forms and instructions will be provided upon completion of your online order. Individuals permitted to receive authorized, certified copies of Orange County birth certificates are listed below.
Informational Copies - no documentation is required.
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 Orange County from 1889 to present.
First Copy: $28.00 Additional Copies: $28.00
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: $28.00 Additional Copies: $28.00
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!