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​Birth Certificate

Figuring out where to get a copy of a birth certificate can be confusing. That's because in California you sometimes have more than one option when it comes to deciding which office to contact. Use the following information and links to help you find the office that has the certificate you need.

For a birth in Sacramento County this year or last year:

There are two offices where you can get a copy of the certificate.

For a birth in Sacramento County prior to last year:

For a birth in another California county:

For a birth in another U.S. state:

For a Birth on a U.S. Military Base or Facility

For a birth outside of the U.S.

Register an Out-of-Hospital Birth