Birth Certificates

How to Order a Birth Certificate :

  1. Birth must have occurred in Kern County
  2. a. Birth certificates are available through Vital Records at Public Health for births occurring from 1960 to present.
    b. Certificates for births occurring prior to 1960 can be obtained from the County Recorder’s Office or the State Office of Vital Records
  3. Fees: $25.00 per copy for both certified or informational certificates
  4. There are two ways you can request a birth certificate:
    1. By Mail
      1. Complete the Application for Birth Certificate (English) / Application for Birth Record Certificate (Spanish)
      2. Have application notarized
      3. Mail check or money order (DO NOT SEND CASH) with a self addressed stamped envelope, to:
        Kern County Office of Vital Records
        1800 Mt Vernon Ave, 1st Floor
        Bakersfield, CA 93306-3302
    2. In-Person
      Monday – Friday excluding holidays
      8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
      Kern County Office of Vital Records
      1800 Mt Vernon Ave, 1st Floor
      Bakersfield, CA 93306-3302
      Telephone: (661) 321-3000

Born in another California County
State Office of Vital Records

Born outside of California
Center for Health Statistics Links to State Vital Records