To help reduce the rate of Covid-19 transmission, customers are still urged to use online or mail services to purchase birth or death certificates.
Requests may be made in person:
Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm
- Customers may place orders via postal mail or online via www.vitalchek.com.
- Out of Hospital Birth Registration & Medical Marijuana ID Cards are by appointment ONLY! Please call 925-313-1125 to schedule an appointment.
The main function of the Vital Registration unit is to register all births and deaths that occur within Contra Costa County. Certified copies are available for purchase after the document has been registered. They are kept on file with this office during the year of the event and the following year.
For births and deaths prior to last year, contact the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorders Office at 925-335-7900.
10 Douglas Drive
Martinez, CA 94553
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Still Birth Certificate — $36.00
Birth Certificate — $36.00
Death Certificate — $28.00
Fetal Death Certificate — $25.00
Disposition Permit — $12.00
The Vital Registration unit is also responsible for:
- Issuing permits to morticians for the disposition of human remains
- Registering Out-of-Hospital births (with proper documentation)
- Providing assistance to amend/correct a vital record
- Providing assistance with Declaration of Parentage forms
- Developing, producing and distributing analytical public health data
- Providing certified copies of death and birth certificates for events occurring this year and last year.
- Facilitate the Medical Marijuana ID Card Program for Contra Costa residents
- Funeral Information
- California Cemetery & Funeral Bureau
- California Funeral Directors Association
- Uses of Birth and Death Certificates
- State Office of Vital Registration
- California Courts
- Social Security Administration
- Veterans Administration
- Passport Office