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Office of Vital Records

The Orange County Office of Vital Records is responsible for registering all births and deaths that occur in Orange County including births for babies that were born outside of a hospital setting.  Orange County birth and death certificates can be purchased at this office.  Please see the section on How to Obtain a Birth or Death Certificate.



  • Allow 10 business days after the birth or death event for the record registration and availability for purchase.  If no record is found, Health and Safety Code 103650 requires our office to retain the fee and issue a Certificate of No Public Record.
  • This office has Orange County birth and death certificates that occurred in the last 2 years (24 months).

NOTE:  If the birth or death occurred more than 2 years ago (more than 24 months ago), contact the Orange County Clerk-Recorder at (714) 834-2500 or visit


Burial Permits

Burial Permits can be applied for by the next of kin and purchased at this office where the death occurred in Orange County, or where the final resting place will be in Orange County. Please visit the Burial Permits for the General Public section for more information.


Services by Appointment Only



Birth Certificate:


Death Certificate:


Fetal Death Certificate:


Burial Permit:



Location and Office Hours

Park Tower Building

Office of Vital Records

200 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Suite 100-B     

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Click for online map


Business Hours

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, except holidays



Park Tower Garage Parking

The Park Tower parking garage is located off Sycamore St.

Rates:  $1.00 per 15 minutes or $4.00 per hour


OC Civic Center Parking

Parking Structures P4, P5, and P8, are within 5-minute walking distance from the Office of Vital Records.  Click on the OC Civic Center Parking map for details.


Metered Parking

There is metered parking located behind the Old Orange County Courthouse and along Sycamore St.

Rates:  $0.25 per 10 mins or $1.50 per hour


NOTE:  We do not validate parking.


Holiday Closures

We are closed on the following legal holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Lincoln’s Birthday
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Native American Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


Contact Us

Phone:  (714) 480-6700


NOTE:  We do not verify whether records are registered or ready for purchase over the telephone or by email.  Allow 10 business days after the birth or death event for record registration and submit your application with the required fee.  


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