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Birth and Death Certificates

Public Health is able to provide certified copies for births and deaths occurring within the last 2 years in San Luis Obispo County.  Births and deaths that occurred prior to that may be obtained from the Clerk Recorders Office.

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
  •       Information regarding the Electronic Death Registry System (EDRS)


Birth Certificate (Adobe PDF), $28
Death Certificate (Adobe PDF), $21
Home Birth Application/Packet (Adobe PDF)


How do I submit my application?

  • In person.  Complete your application and submit in person at the address below.

  • By Mail.  Send the completed, notarized form, along with a check or money order (made payable to SLO Public Health, in the required amount) and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below.

What if the birth or death happened outside San Luis Obispo County?

  • In another CA County. If the birth or death occurred in another California County, find and contact the associated County Clerk Recorder in that County to obtain a copy.
  • Outside the Country. If the birth or death occurred abroad, visit the State Department’s website for information on documenting a birth or death overseas, or requesting replacement copies and/or amendments to original documents.

For information on correcting or amending a birth or death certificate, click here. For more information regarding the policy on obtaining a death certificate, click here. If you would like to pay by credit card, fax the completed form along with your credit card information to (805) 788-2999, or call (805) 781-5514. For information regarding the Electronic Death Registry System, click here.


Contact Us

 Public Health Department
 Attn: Vital Records
 2191 Johnson Ave.
 P.O. Box 1489
 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
 (p) (805) 781-5514
 (f) (805) 788-2999 
 Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(excluding County Holidays)