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We are an authorized online vital records ordering service for Kern Co. Public Health Services.

That means we can process your request fast, affordably, and securely. The only thing faster is doing it in person – but that’s not always possible or convenient, and that’s why we’re here.

Kern Co. Public Health Services 1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue Bakersfield, CA, 93306
Phone 888-285-9490
Fax 888-985-8890
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About Vital Records from Kern Co. Public Health Services

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.



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.

Available California (CA) Vital Record 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.

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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.

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