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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.

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SAN MATEO COUNTY DEATH CERTIFICATES
San Mateo County Vital Records issues authorized and informational copies of San Mateo County death certificates for individuals who died within San Mateo 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 - 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 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 Mateo County Recorder, California (CA) Death Certificate Types

Death Authorized Copy
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 Mateo County from 1865 to present.

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


Death Certificate Order Methods


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