The Pasadena Public Health Department's Vital Records office maintains records of births and deaths that occur in the City of Pasadena.
Effective August 11, 2015 - The City of Pasadena Public Health Department and other health
departments throughout the State of California are experiencing an
unprecedented shortage of security bank note paper on which birth and death
vital records are printed for certification. Due to this shortage, the City of
Pasadena is temporarily limiting all requests for certified copies of birth and
death certificates to one copy per registered event until the Health Department
is able to replenish the supply of bank note paper. The limit on copies is
If you submitted a request for multiple copies, we will process your
request and issue one copy only. You have the option to have your order placed
on back order or request a refund of the remaining balance. The City will issue
a refund within 45 days of the application date. At this time, the City does
not have a timeline for filling back orders as it is subject to the
availability of bank note paper. As an alternative, you may request additional
certified copies from the State Office of Vital Records. Ordering information
and processing times are available on the California Department of Public
Health website located at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/CertifiedCopiesofBirthDeathRecords.aspx.
Certified Copy of:
Fee Effective 1/1/2014:
Fetal Death Record
Note: Displayed fees are for applications received in person. Additional charges are applied for certificates requested by mail and express service.
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Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please see the City Calendar for observed holidays.
Applications are accepted (click on link below for instructions):
Birth Certificates are $25.00 per certified copy.
Pursuant to California State Code 103650 the fee for any search of the files and records for a specific record when no certified copy is made shall be paid in advance by the applicant. If a record is not located, the fees for the birth record will be retained as payment for a record search.
Application Form (only ONE copy will be issued, effective 8/11/15; see notice on shortage of security bank note paper above)
Death Certificates are $21.00 per certified copy.
For More Information
Please see our Vital Records Frequently Asked Questions page or call 626-744-6010 for more information.
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