The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department maintains the registry of vital records for all births and deaths that occur in the County. Printed copies of birth or death certificates from the past two years can be obtained at the Public Health Department. Copies of births and death certificates that occurred more than 2 years ago can be obtained from the County Clerk Recorder's Office, located at 1055 Monterey St. in downtown San Luis Obispo. For copies from the Public Health Department, you can order a copy using your credit card by: faxing the completed form along with your credit card information to 805-788-2999; or calling 805 781-5514.
The Vital Records Division
Records births and deaths
Provides birth and death certificates to family members who request them within two years of the birth or death
Registers amendments and corrections to birth and death certificates
Works with physicians, coroners and funeral directors to coordinate appropriate completion of death certificates
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Applications for certified copies of birth or death certificates can be downloaded and printed here:
To request a copy of a birth or death certificate more than two years after the event, contact the County Clerk Recorder at 805-781-5080 or the State Registrar at 916-445-2684.
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE ( PDF 56 kb)
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED COPY OF DEATH CERTIFICATE ( PDF 138 kb)
A fee is charged for a certified copy of birth or death certificate.
You can order a copy using your credit card by: faxing the completed form along with your credit card information to 805-788-2999; or calling 805 781-5514.
For additional information to go to the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Web site.
San Luis Obispo Office
2191 Johnson Ave.
P.O. Box 1489
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401