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 1965 to present.
    b. Certificates for births occurring prior to 1965 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. Determine whether you can obtain an authorized (certified copy) or informational copy.
    Download Pamphlet for obtaining copies of birth certificates.
  5. There are two ways you can request a birth certificate
    1. By Mail
      Complete the following forms:
      Application for Birth Record
      Mail check (DO NOT SEND CASH), order form 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
      FAX: (661) 868-0201

Born in another California County
State Office of Vital Records

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