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Birth and Death Records

Please Note COVID-19 Operational Changes:

The City of Long Beach Vital Records office remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Requesting Birth and Death Certificate copies can be done by mail.  

Please call (562) 570-4305 for more information, or mail a self addressed stamped envelope to the Long Beach Health Department, Attention Vital Records, 2525 Grand Avenue, Long Beach, CA  90815.  We will mail you an application along with instructions on how to complete.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES

Who do you keep birth certificates for?

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services maintains birth records for babies born in Long Beach ONLY.  These birth certificates can be purchased from our office until the child's first birthday.  Once the child is a year old the birth certificate can be obtained by contacting the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office at (800) 201-8999.  For births occurring outside of Los Angeles County, please call the county of birth directly as each jurisdiction has its owns procedures for obtaining birth certificates.

How can I get a certified copy of a birth certificate for a baby born in Long Beach who is still less than a year old?

In person, visit the Health Department located at 2525 Grand Ave, Long Beach, CA 90815 to pick up an application packet.  Complete an application mail the application, along with a payment of $28 (per certified copy) in the form of a check or money order, to the above address "Attention: Vital Records".  The birth certificate can be mailed or picked up at our office within 7 to 10 business days.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but - NO BIRTH CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE THE SAME DAY!  We do however have a rush service (for a fee) that can be requested and your certificates will be ready to pick up the next business day.

             

DEATH CERTIFICATES

Who do you keep death certificates for?

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services maintains death records for people who died in Long Beach City WITHIN ONE YEAR OF DEATH ONLY. To obtain death certificates after one year from the date of death contact the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office at (562) 462-2137. For deaths occurring outside of Los Angeles County, please contact the county of death, as each jurisdiction has its own procedures for obtaining death certificates.

How can I get a certified copy of a death certificate?

In person, visit the Health Department 2525 Grand Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815 to pick up an application packet.  Complete the application and mail the application, along with a payment of $21.00 (per certified copy), check or money order, to the above address "attention Vital Records".

Birth and Death Records (562) 570-4305
Hours of Service: Currently Closed for Walk-In Service

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