Notice: per CA State law, Assembly Bill 128, there will be a Vital Records Fee Increase for Birth, Death and Fetal Death Certificates, effective January 1, 2022.

Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificate Fees

  Current Fee Fee Effective 01/01/2022
Birth Certificates $28.00 $32.00
Death Certificates $21.00 $24.00
Fetal Death Certificates $18.00 $21.00



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.


Death Certificates by Mail | Funeral Establishment

The Riverside County Office of Vital Records only holds death certificates in which death occurred within the county of Riverside during the current year or the previous year.

To request a certified copy of a death certificate by mail we will require the following information:

  • Decedent's full name
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Mortuary or cremation society that handled the services
  • Mailing address of where we are to forward the certified copies

The fee for a death record search or certified copy is: $21.00

California Health and Safety Code, Section 103650 states a fee must be collected before a search is made whether or not the record is found.

We accept personal checks and money orders. If paying by personal check, the check must be pre-printed with the check holder's information such as name and complete physical address.


Check or money orders are to be made payable to: County of Riverside.




A Microsoft Word file Death Record Funeral Establishment | English
An Adobe Acrobat file Death Record Funeral Establishment | English

The application and sworn statement can be printed from our Web site. If you do not have access to a printer you can contact us at (951) 358-5068 or e-mail us to have an application mailed to you.

Once you have completed the application and the sworn statement has been notarized, please mail your request with the appropriate fees to:

Vital Records
P.O. Box 7600
Riverside, CA 92513-7600

If you need to speak with a Vital Records staff member, please call (951) 358-5068 or e-mail us.

Holiday Closures
  • New Year's Day- Friday, 1/1/21
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, 1/18/21
  • Lincoln’s Birthday - Friday, 2/12/21
  • Washington's Birthday - Monday, 2/15/21
  • Memorial Day - Monday, 5/31/21
  • Independence Day - Monday, 7/5/21
  • Labor Day - Monday, 9/6/21
  • Columbus Day - Monday, 10/11/21
  • Veteran's Day - Thursday, 11/11/21
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, 11/25/21
  • Day after Thanksgiving Day - Friday, 11/26/21
  • Christmas Eve - Friday, 12/24/21
  • Christmas Day - Saturday, 12/25/21
  • New Years Eve - Friday, 12/31/21

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.