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We make it easy to order official San Mateo County (CA) Birth certificates online from San Mateo County Recorder.

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San Mateo County Recorder Agency Information

SAN MATEO COUNTY VITAL RECORDS
The San Mateo County Recorder (San Mateo County Vital Records) issues Authorized and Informational copies of San Mateo County birth certificates, San Mateo County death certificates and certified San Mateo County marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in San Mateo County). You may order copies of San Mateo 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.



SAN MATEO COUNTY BIRTH CERTIFICATES
San Mateo County Vital Records issues Authorized and Informational copies of San Mateo County birth certificates; authorized copies are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment and personal identification purposes.

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 San Mateo County birth certificates are listed below:

  • The certificate holder, a parent or legal guardian of the certificate holder.
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse or domestic partner of the certificate holder.
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record.
  • An attorney representing the certificate holder or the certificate holder's estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the certificate holder or the certificate holder's estate.
Informational Copies - no documentation is required.




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Available San Mateo 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 San Mateo County from 1865 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


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.

Obtain official, certified California (CA) birth records from San Mateo County Recorder online – quickly and securely.

VitalChek is an official service, authorized by San Mateo County Recorder, to securely order certified San Mateo County (CA) vital records, like birth certificates. Other online services may not be authorized by San Mateo County Recorder, and may charge additional fees without providing approved services or guaranteeing confidentiality of your data.

As a government-approved organization for 25 years, VitalChek safely delivers millions of vital records every year and is America’s #1 resource for ordering certified birth certificates across the nation. VitalChek makes purchasing your family’s most important documents, such as San Mateo County birth certificates, simple, fast and secure:

  • Simple step-by-step ordering with easy to use editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.
  • Fast online ordering, processing & delivery options to help get your San Mateo County (CA) birth certificate as quickly as possible.
  • Secure ordering processes that are designed to help protect your identity online.

VitalChek offers the convenience of ordering San Mateo County (CA) birth certificates for yourself or your family from the privacy of your home or office, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, with no hidden fees or unexplained charges. No traffic, no standing in line, no parking, no hassles.

 
Online ordering and credit card payment services are provided by VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek is an official, government-authorized express certificate service for remote ordering of certified vital records (such as birth, death, and marriage certificates), and incorporates added security to ensure your information and documents are treated safely.
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