Birth & Death Certificates

Public Health Services (PHS) Vital Statistics Program registers births, deaths and fetal deaths occurring within San Joaquin County for the current year and the past calendar year only.

Older records are maintained by the County Recorder's Office at 44 N. San Joaquin St., 2nd Floor Ste. 260, Stockton, CA 95202. Contact at (209)-468-3939.

To Purchase record copies in person for current and past calendar year only :

  • Visit the PHS Vital Records office at 1601 E. Hazelton Ave, Stockton (cross-street Wilson Way). Call (209)468-3404 for more information.

To order certified record copies by mail for the current and past calendar year only:

  • Print the application forms below and mail with a check or money order to:
        Public Health Services - Vital Records
        P.O. Box 2009
        Stockton, CA 95201

All information on the form must be filled out. Fees for certified copies are established by California State law.

Current fees are:

Document Cost Available Publications
Death Record $24.00 Per Copy Death Certificate Application
Birth Record $29.00 Per Copy Birth Certificate Application

California Law Regarding Birth and Death Certificates