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Office of Vital Records

The Orange County Health Care Agency, Office of Vital Records is responsible for registering all births and deaths that occur in Orange County including Out of Hospital births for babies that were born outside of a hospital setting.  Certified copies of Orange County birth and death certificates can be purchased at this office.

Burial permits can also 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 webpage for more information.



  • Allow 10 business days after the birth or death event for 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 records that occurred in the last 2 years (24 months).
  • 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


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