Vital Records

HOW TO OBTAIN A COPY OF A VITAL RECORD

The Recorder’s Office maintains vital records for Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Ventura County from 1873 to present. The fees for certified copies are listed below and this fee is nonrefundable. If a record is not found, a Certificate of No Record will be issued.

Birth Certificate – $25.00

Death Certificate -$21.00

Marriage Certificate – $15.00

For a certified copy of confidential marriage, please contact the County Clerk’s Office – (805) 654-2263.

The information required to obtain copies of Vital Records are the names of the individuals and the dates of events.

LEGAL CONCERNS ORDERING BIRTH, DEATH AND MARRIAGE RECORDS

ORDERING OPTIONS

Method

In Person

Come to our office 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mail

Send in all the required information as shown for an in-personorder. Include:

  • Name of the person as it appears on the Certificate
  • Date of Event
  • Number of copies desired
  • Applications for Certified copy:
  • Birth Certificate Application
  • Death Certificate Application
  • Marriage Certificate Application
  • Sworn Statement / Certificate of Acknowledgment (Notarized) for (BIRTH, DEATH and MARRIAGE Certificates)
  • Your day time phone number
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • A check or money order for the required fees
  • Mail Request to:
    MARK A. LUNN
    County Clerk and Recorder
    800 S. Victoria Ave.
    Location # 1260
    Ventura, CA 93009

Internet

For credit card purchases, use our authorized vendor Vitalchekby clicking on the online links below.

Certificate Order Placement Methods First Copy Additional Copies
Birth Online $25.00 $25.00
Death Online $21.00 $21.00
Marriage Online $15.00 $15.00

NOTE: The Ventura County Clerk and Recorder’s Office does accept credit cards at our public counter. We do not accept online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service.

VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through its website, www.vitalchek.com. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.

VitalChek Shipping & Handling CostRegular Mail $12.95UPS $19.00