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Birth and Death Registration (Vital Records)

Services are available in person, by mail, or online. 

The fees for certified copies are listed below, and this fee is non-refundable. If a record is not found, a Certificate of No Record will be issued

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, CLOSED daily between 12-12:45 PM

Order Online: You can choose to have your certificate mailed or pick-up in person. You can also visit the office during regular business hours to request in person.

To request in person:

  1. Print the application.
  2. Complete sections 1 & 4.
  3. Please bring your completed application, payment, and a valid government-issued ID to our office during regular business hours. Please note our office does not accept bills over $20.00.

To request by mail:

  1. Print the application.
  2. Complete sections 1, 2, and 4, and have section 3 notarized.
  3. Mail the completed, notarized application to our office along with a check or money order; please note all payments by check will be on hold for 14 business days. 

Birth Certification Application

Death Certification Application

To Order Online: 

Attention: The following information is intended for the general public. If you are a funeral director and need to order Death Certificates/pay for a Burial Permit, please refer to the section further down labeled "Resources for Funeral Directors."

For credit card purchases, use our authorized vendor Permitium by clicking on the online links below:

Certificate Order Placement Methods First Copy Additional Copies
Birth Online $29.00 $29.00
Death Online $24.00 $24.00
Fetal Death Online $21.00 $21.00

NOTE: The Ventura Office of Vital Records does accept Visa or Mastercard credit cards at our public counter.

Burial Permits: Cremated remains must be physically in California before a burial permit can be issued. Please call 805-981-5172 for instructions

If you have any questions, call 805-981-5172

2024 Holiday Schedule

Please note: The Office of Vital Records in Oxnard only has records for 2023-2024 for current births, deaths, and fetal deaths that occurred in Ventura County. However, we can issue certificates of stillbirth from 2003 to the present.

The Office of Vital Records in Oxnard does NOT provide marriage certificates. For Birth, Death, Fetal Death, and Marriage certificates for any other year, including 2023 and 2024, you can visit the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder office at http://recorder.countyofventura.org/county-recorder/vital-records/

For Funeral Directors and Funeral Home staff to order Death Certificates and pay for the Burial Permit, Click Here. 

To obtain certificates for Ventura County births or deaths before 2020:

Birth and Death Certificates from Outside Ventura County

To Register Out-of-Hospital Births

Go to Out-of-Hospital Birth Registration for instructions and to download forms.


Maria Macias
2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 150
Oxnard, CA 93036
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone: 805-981-5172
Fax: 805-981-5149

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