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San Diego County Recorder (Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr.) Agency Information

SAN DIEGO COUNTY VITAL RECORDS
The San Diego County Recorder issues copies of San Diego County vital records including Authorized and Informational copies of San Diego County birth certificates, San Diego County death certificates, public San Diego County marriage records and confidential San Diego marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in San Diego County). San Diego County Vital Records participates in the VitalChek Network, allowing you to order the following certificates online on an expedited basis.


Please Note: For all Authorized Copies all applicants must submit a Sworn Statement and notarized Certificate of Acknowledgment before the order will be processed.


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 DIEGO COUNTY DEATH CERTIFICATES
San Diego County Vital Records issues authorized and informational copies of San Diego County death certificates. Authorized copies of San Diego County death certificates can typically be used to obtain death benefits, to claim insurance proceeds and for other legal purposes. Informational copies of San Diego County death 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 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 Diego 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 San Diego County Recorder (Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr.), California (CA) Death Certificate Types

Death - Authorized
An authorized, 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 San Diego County from 1905 to present. Please wait six weeks from date of death before submitting your request.

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. Please wait six weeks from date of death before submitting your request.

First Copy: $21.00    Additional Copies: $21.00


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