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Death Certificate | Vital death records

(Government Certified) 

 May include Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships



Once your California (CA) death certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent the next business day to the government agency for processing.



Hundreds of government agencies nationwide exclusively trust VitalChek for accepting their death certificates and other vital record orders.

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California Vital Statistics Agency Information

California Vital Records issues certified informational copies of California birth certificates and California death certificates.

You may order informational copies of California 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.

California Vital Records issues certified informational copies of California death certificates. A certified informational copy can be used for informational purposes only.

Who Can Order?
Any individual may order certified informational copies of California death certificates.

Available California (CA) Death Certificate Types

Death Informational Copy
If you are not eligible to receive an authorized copy of the death 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 legal purposes. If you need a certified death certificate to obtain death benefits or other legal purposes, please go back and choose the County Recorder's office.

First Copy: $21.00    Additional Copies: $21.00

Death 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.

Order official, certified California (CA) vital death records from California Vital Statistics online – quickly and securely.

VitalChek is an official service, authorized by California Vital Statistics, to securely order certified California (CA) vital records, like death certificates. Other online services may not be authorized by California Vital Statistics, 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 death certificates across the nation. VitalChek makes purchasing your family’s most important documents, such as California death 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 California (CA) death certificate as quickly as possible.
  • Secure ordering processes that are designed to help protect your identity online.

VitalChek offers the convenience of ordering California (CA) death certificates for 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.