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The Humboldt County Recorder issues certified copies of Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates, and Marriage licenses, for events which occurred within Humboldt County.


 Birth Certificates
 Death Certificates
 Marriage Certificates

BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Humboldt County issues only certified copies of birth certificates, which are acceptable for passport, social security, employment and personal identification purposes.

 New Law Effective July 1, 2003 

Effective July 1, 2003, the California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 will permit only authorized individuals to receive certified copies of birth records.  Those who are not authorized by law to receive a certified copy will receive a certified copy marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."

The new law describes an authorized person as one of the following:

         The registrant or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant.

         A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record to comply with the requirements of Sections 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code.

         A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.

         A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant.

         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 registrant or the registrant's estate.

To obtain a Certified Copy after July 1, 2003, you MUST complete the sworn statement included with the birth certificate application form and sign the statement under penalty of perjury.   If you mail your request, your sworn statement must be notarized.   If your mailed request indicates that you want a Certified Copy but does not include a notarized statement sworn under penalty of perjury, the request will be rejected as incomplete and returned to you without being processed.

Request for Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate  PDF 

You need Adobe Reader to view and complete the request form.  You can get it here. 

 

DEATH CERTIFICATES
Humboldt County issues certified copies of death certificates of individuals who died within Humboldt County.

 New Law Effective July 1, 2003 

Effective July 1, 2003, the California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 will permit only authorized individuals to receive certified copies of death records.  Those who are not authorized by law to receive a certified copy will receive a certified copy marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."

The new law describes an authorized person as one of the following:

         A parent or legal guardian of the registrant.

         A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order.

         A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.

         A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant.

         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 registrant or the registrant's estate.

         A funeral director ordering certified copies of a death certificate on behalf of an individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code.

To obtain a Certified Copy after July 1, 2003, you MUST complete the sworn statement included with the death certificate application form and sign the statement under penalty of perjury.   If you mail your request, your sworn statement must be notarized.   If your mailed request indicates that you want a Certified Copy but does not include a notarized statement sworn under penalty of perjury, the request will be rejected as incomplete and returned to you without being processed.   (Note:  A funeral director ordering copies on behalf of an individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code is not required to complete the notarized statement.)

Request for a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate   PDF  

You need Adobe Reader to view and complete the request form.  You can get it here. 

 

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE - CERTIFIED COPY

You may obtain certified copies of marriage certificates that were issued from Humboldt County.

You may order a marriage certificate by mail using the below request form or in person at the Humboldt County Division of Vital Records. If you desire further information on applying in person or by mail, please call the Division of Vital Records at (707) 445-7382.

Request for a Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate    PDF   

You need Adobe Reader to view and complete the request form.  You can get it here. 



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