Forms and instructions will be provided upon completion of your online order. Individuals permitted to receive authorized, certified copies of Los Angeles County death certificates are listed below. The decedent's parent or legal guardian. A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse or domestic partner of the decedent.
Our office records and maintains death records in Los Angeles County since 1877. Online death record requests are processed through VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek accepts the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover. A $9 handling fee is charged on all credit card orders in addition to the copy fee. Request a Copy
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The cost of a death certificate depends on the agency that you’ll need to contact. The California Department of Public Health and the LA County Registrar’s office charges $24 per copy of a certified death certificate. The fee is the same for online orders, but VitalCheck will charge you an additional processing fee of $9.00.
An authorized certified copy of a death record may be required to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and obtain other services related to an individual's identity. Individuals Permitted to Receive an Authorized Certified Copy A parent or legal guardian of the registrant
Same-day service is available for births 1964 to present. Births prior to 1964 will be mailed within 20 working days. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE Fees for copies of vital records are $28 for birth, $15 for marriage (after marriage) and $21 for death certificates.