CHANGE IN STATE LAW
Please read legislative change for Marriage Certificate Requests by clicking the above link before proceeding.
NOTE: Certificate must be issued in Alameda County.
There is a $ 2.00 Credit Card Service Charge per Order.
Click here for more on Unrestricted vs Informational copies of Certificates.
Select Certificate Type:
Notary Statement Required:
Notary Statement not Required:
The difference between an unrestricted and informational certificates
An unrestricted certificate can be used to verify your identity. Persons requesting unrestricted certified copies of birth certificates must sign a statement, under penalty of perjury, that they are authorized to receive such a copy.
The registrant (person listed on the certificate) or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant. (Legal guardian must provide documentation.)
A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record in order to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the California Family Code. (Please include a copy of the court order.)
A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business. (Photo identification or a request on the agency's letter head.)
A child, grandparent, grandchild, brother or sister, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant.
An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant's estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant's estate. (Please include supporting documentation.)
Appointed rights in a power of attorney, or an executor of the registrant's estate. (Please include a copy of the power of attorney and/or supporting documentation identifying you as executor.)
An Informational copy contains the same information as an unrestricted copy, but will have a legend across the face with the statement, "Informational. Not a valid document to establish identity". It is intended only as an informational document and cannot be used for identity purposes.