Vital Record Certified Copies

**Notice Regarding Vital Record Fee Increase**

Effective January 1, 2022, the fee for certified copies of birth, death, and marriage will increase as indicated on the chart below, pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 128 (Chapter 21, Statutes of 2021) and  in accordance with the California Department of Public Health – Vital Records Division (CDPH-VR) directive.

Certified Copy Request Type
2021 Certified Copy Fees 2022 Certified Copy Fees
Birth Certificate $25 $29
Death Certificate $21 $24
Marriage Certificate $15 $17

The Clerk Recorder's Office has operating hours between 8:00am and 4:30pm.  Customers will be assisted on a first "come first served" basis.   The number of customers in the lobby area is strictly regulated, so it may be necessary to wait in the hallway for your turn to be assisted.  

To avoid wait time, documents to be recorded, Clerk filings, copy order requests, and vital records certificate requests may also be submitted by any of the following: 

  • Drop box located outside the Clerk Recorder’s Office door.  Self service forms are available on our forms page and next to the drop box.
  • US Mail or Express mail
  • VitalChek online service (vital record copies only)

If you have any questions please contact us directly by phone at:

 (707) 445-7593 or by email at clerkrecordergeneral@co.humboldt.ca.us 

                Order Certified copies of birth, death, or marriage online  Vital Records Fee Schedule

Go to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Vital Records


The Humboldt County Clerk / Recorder’s Vital Records division only issues certified copies and certified informational copies of birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates. The Vital Records division is also responsible for issuing marriage licenses.  



Note: Certified copies of vital records can only be issued by the county in which the event occurred.  Therefore, if a birth or death occurred in, or a marriage license was issued by a county other than Humboldt, we can not process your copy order request.  


For contact information of all other California counties, please refer to the Vital Records page made available through the California Department of Public Health's website.

Certificates


Order a certified copy of birth

Order a certified copy of death

Order a certified copy of marriage 


Go to the Apply for a marriage license page

Divorce Records

Divorce records are a function of the Superior Court of California. Follow this link to the Superior Courts of California Humboldt County website for more information.