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Kern Co. Public Health Services Agency Information

KERN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
Kern County Clerk Recorder issues certified copies of birth and death certificates for events the occurred within Kern County. You may order copies of Kern County vital records through VitalChek on an expedited bases.

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KERN COUNTY DEATH CERTIFICATES
Kern County issues authorized and informational copies of Kern County death certificates for individuals who died within Kern County. Authorized copies can typically be used to obtain death benefits, to claim insurance proceeds and for other legal purposes. Informational copies for Kern County death certificates can be used for informational purposes only.

Who Can Order?
Authorized Copies - All applicants must pass online identity verification before the order will be processed. Any applicant who fails or opts out of online identity verification will be required to submit a Sworn Statement and notarized Certificate of Acknowledgement 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 Kern County death certificates are listed below.

  • The Decedent's parent or legal guardian.
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the decedent.
  • 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.
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant's estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the decedent or the decedent's estate.
  • A funeral director ordering certified copies on behalf of the decedent's family.


Informational Copies - no documentation is required.

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Available Kern Co. Public Health Services, California (CA) Death Certificate Types

Death Authorized

A certified copy of a death record that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred in Kern County from 1993 to Present.

First Copy: $21.00    Additional Copies: $21.00

Death Informational

If you are not eligible to receive an authorized copy of the death record, 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. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred in Kern County from 1993 to Present.

First Copy: $21.00    Additional Copies: $21.00

Death Certificate Order Methods


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