Pursuant to California Health & Safety Code Sections 102275-103395, the Office of Vital Records registers all births, deaths and fetal deaths that occur within the County of Riverside.
The Office of Vital Records also issues certified copies of births and deaths that occurred in Riverside County during the current year or previous year. To obtain certified copies of birth or death records for 2016 or earlier, please contact the County of Riverside Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder at (951) 955-6200, or visit them on the web at: http://www.asrclkrec.com/Recorder/Birth,Death,MarriageCertificates.aspx
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Law on certified copies
As of July 1, 2003, California State Law (SB 247) changed the process in which certified copies are issued. This law was passed in order to protect against identity theft. In short the law states that:
"...if a certified copy is ordered by mail we will require a notarized sworn statement unless an information copy is desired in which case we will not require a notarized sworn statement.."