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Order Official Kern County (CA) Death Certificates Online From Kern County Recorder.

Death Certificate | Vital death records

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 May include Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships
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Once your Kern County (CA) death certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent the next business day to the government agency for processing.



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Kern County Recorder Agency Information

The Kern County Recorder (Kern County Vital Records) issues Authorized and Informational copies of Kern County birth certificates, Kern County death certificates, and Certified Kern County marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in Kern County). You may order copies of Kern 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.

Kern County Vital Records 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.

Who Can Order?
Authorized copies of Kern County death certificates will only be issued to a parent, legal guardian, attorney of record, law enforcement, government agencies, children, siblings, grandparent, guardian, spouses, domestic partner and funeral directors ordering on the behalf of an individual specified above. All applicants must submit a Sworn Statement and notarized Certificate of Identity before the order will be processed, forms and instructions will be provided upon completion of your online order.

Anyone can order Informational copies of Kern County death certificates.

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Available Kern County Recorder, California (CA) Death Certificate Types

Death Authorized Copy
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.

First Copy: $21.00    Additional Copies: $21.00

Death Informational Copy
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.

First Copy: $21.00    Additional Copies: $21.00

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Order official, certified California (CA) vital death records from Kern County Recorder online – quickly and securely.

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

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