You must be an authorized person to receive a certified copy of a birth record. You can apply either in person or by mail.
Visit the Vital Records Office at 2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 150, Oxnard, between 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday to complete an application form and sign the sworn statement. You must present a valid, government issued photo ID at the time of purchase. If you do not have a valid, photo ID the sworn statement on the application form must be notarized. If your application is approved, your request will be processed while you wait. If no record is found, the fee is retained, per statute, to cover the cost of the file search.
Mail a completed, notarized birth certificate application form and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Vital Records Office
2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 150
Oxnard, Ca. 93036
Mail orders paid by personal check are held for 14 working days. Mail orders submitted with a cashier’s check or money order are processed the day they are received if the certificate has been registered. If no record is located, the fee is retained, per statute, to cover the cost of the file search.
Fee - $25.00 per certified copy
Form - Download the Application for Authorized or Informational Copy of Birth Certificate