Birth and Death Certificates

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Location and Hours of Operation

Our location: 1221 Fulton Street, 1st Floor, Rm. 128, Fresno, CA 93721 
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 11867, Fresno, CA 93775-1867 
Telephone: (559) 600-3310 
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. and all major holidays

Birth and Death Certificates

The Fresno County Department of Public Health, Vital Statistics Program registers all births and deaths and issues burial permits occurring in Fresno County.


  1. The Fresno County Department of Public Health, Vital Statistics, only maintains records for 2 years from the date of birth or death (Health and Safety Code 102365).
  2. If you are requesting a record older than 24 months, contact the Fresno County Recorder at
  3. The birth or death must have occurred in Fresno County.

The Vital Statistics program assists with Out-of-Hospital Birth Registration(PDF, 2MB) for children under one year of age born in Fresno County. As part of the Parentage Opportunity Program, the Vital Statistics program is an authorized agency to witness a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage. 

Order Birth or Death Certificates Online

Types of Certificates:

Authorized Certified Copy (Authorized individuals only. Sworn statement required.)

Informational Certified Copy (All other individuals. No sworn statement required.)

Authorized Qualified Persons / Persona Calificada Autorizada: (English(PDF, 104KB) ) ((PDF, 103KB)Spanish(PDF, 103KB) )

Applications: (English(PDF, 172KB)) (Spanish(PDF, 170KB)) (Order Online)

Birth Information

Death Information 

Funeral Homes


 Information  By-Mail  In-Person
Address P. O. Box 11867
Fresno, CA 93775-1867 
1221 Fulton Street, 1st Floor, Rm. 128
Fresno, CA 93721
Common Fees
  • Birth Certificate $29.00
  • Death Certificate $24.00
  • Mail check payable to Fresno County 
  • We accept check or money order
  • Do not send cash
  • We are not responsible for lost or stolen mail
  • Birth Certificate $29.00
  • Death Certificate $24.00
  • Mail check payable to Fresno County
  • We accept: cash, check, money order, and credit card (Visa/MasterCard)
  • Credit card transactions require valid identification
  • Credit card transactions require a 2% service fee
  • Birth / Death Application
  • Certificate of Identity (must be notarized)
  • Forms available online
  • Birth / Death Application
  • Valid picture identification 
  • Sign sworn statement under penalty of perjury 
  • Forms available in-person