Important Notice: The Office of Vital Records has birth and death records for this year and last year only. 


If you are an adult looking to purchase your own birth certificate, or you are looking to purchase a birth certificate for a child older than one, please contact the Riverside County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder at (951) 955-6200 or visit their site.

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Hours & Location

Office of Vital Records
4065 County Circle Drive, Suite 102
Riverside, California 92503

(951) 358-5068 (VR direct line)
Fax: (951) 951-637-6902
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Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Birth and Death Certificates for General Public
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Permits for the Disposition of Human Remains for mortuaries and general public
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Must have a certified copy of the death certificate or the original transit permit.

Department of Public Health, Health Administration Building
4065 County Circle Drive, Suite 102
Riverside, California 92503


Holiday Closures
  • New Year's Day- Tues. 1/1/20
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Mon. 1/20/20
  • Lincoln’s Birthday - Tues. 2/12/20
  • Washington's Birthday - Mon. 2/17/20
  • Memorial Day - Mon. 5/25/20
  • Independence Day - Thurs. 7/3/20
  • Labor Day - Mon. 9/7/20
  • Columbus Day - Mon. 10/12/20
  • Veteran's Day - Mon. 11/11/20
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thu. 11/26/20
  • Day after Thanksgiving Day - Fri. 11/27/20
  • Christmas Day - Wed.. 12/25/20

Weekend/Holiday Emergency Filing:
The Riverside County Local Registration District (LRD) offers emergency filing to accommodate religious and cultural beliefs that require interment within 48 hours of death. To be eligible the disposition must be scheduled within 48 hours of death. The LRD staff will be on call for emergency filings on Saturday, Sunday and County holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You can reach the LRD staff at the Riverside County Public Health answering service at (951) 782-2974.

Thank you for your dedicated service to family and friends, residents and visitors.