Requests for Certified Copies
The California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR) estimated processing times for certified copies of vital records are listed below, which may occasionally increase as the volume of requests increases. The processing time begins when CDPH-VR receives your request. County offices can sometimes process requests faster than CDPH-VR.
Requests for Amendments
CDPH-VR processing times for amendments are currently six (6) to eight (8) weeks from the date the request is received. Times may occasionally increase as the volume of requests increase.
Amending a California Vital Record:
Establishing a California Vital Record:
- Delayed or Court Order Delayed Vital Events