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Birth Certificates

Monterey County Vital Records office provides Birth Certificates for the CURRENT year and one year back.

All hospital Births occurring in Monterey County are sent to the Health Department for registration. Births occurring outside a local hospital are considered Home Births and the parents must contact our office for an appointment at (831) 755-4504.

Fees:

  • Birth Certificate: $25.00

Birth and Death Certificates more than one year back may be obtained from: 

Monterey County Recorders Office
P.O. Box 29
240 Church St. 
Salinas, CA 93902
Phone:  (831) 755-5041
http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/recorder/

In Person

You may come into the office, complete a request, pay the required fee and a copy will be made for you while you wait.  Copy orders are made Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CASH OR CHECK ONLY

Application for Certified Copy of birth In Person

By Mail

You may mail your request to us along with the require fee and a copy will be mailed back to you.  Notarized Application and fee must be mailed to:

Monterey County Vital Records
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906

CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY

Application for Certified Copy of Birth Record


Death Certificates

Monterey County Vital Records office provides Death Certificates for the CURRENT year and one year back.

Fees:

  • Death: $21.00
  • Fetal: $18.00

Cash, check or money order only!  No credit cards accepted!

In Person

You may come into the office, complete a request, pay the required fee and a copy will be made for you while you wait. Copy orders are made Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

CASH OR CHECK ONLY

Application for Certify Death in Person

By Mail

You may mail your request to us along with the required fee and a copy will be mailed back to you. Notarized Application and fee must be mail to:

Monterey County Vital Records
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906

CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY

Application for Certify Death by Mail

* Please Note that our office keeps Birth & Death Certificates for (1) year after the date of the event plus the current year. All other requests for Birth/Death Certificates must be obtained at the:

Monterey County Recorders Office
168 West Alisal Street, 1st Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
831-755-5041 (PH)


Burial Permits

Fees:

  • Burial Permit: 12.00

Cash, check or money order only!  No credit cards accepted!

In Person

You may come into the office, pay the required fee and the Burial Permit will be made for you while you wait. (If you wish to complete the Burial Permit form yourself you may do so using the form below.)

Please bring official Certified Death Certificate and photo ID of person requesting the permit. Requests are made Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. until 4:30 pm

CASH OR CHECK ONLY

Burial Permit Form

By Mail

Complete Burial Permit application, sign and mail to us with official Certified Death Certificate of decedent, photo ID of requestor and $12.00 fee. We will mail back all documents and 4 copies of Burial Permit.

All documents must be mailed to:

Monterey County Vital Records
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906

CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY 

Burial Permit Form