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The Riverside County Office of Vital Records holds records for birth and death events that occurred within the County of Riverside.

Our office issues certified copies of certificates for births and deaths that occurred in Riverside County during 2015 and 2016. To obtain certified copies of birth or death certificates for 2014 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.."

Holiday Closures
  • Day after New Year's Day- Mon. 1/2/17 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Mon. 1/16/17
  • Lincoln’s Birthday - Mon. 2/13/17
  • Washington's Birthday - Mon. 2/20/17
  • Memorial Day - Mon. 5/29/17
  • Independence Day - Tue. 7/4/17
  • Labor Day - Mon. 9/4/17
  • Columbus Day - Mon. 10/9/17
  • Day Before Veteran's Day - Fri. 11/10/17
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thu. 11/23/17
  • Day after Thanksgiving Day - Fri. 11/24/17
  • Christmas Day - Mon. 12/25/17

Weekend/Holiday Emergency Filing:
The Riverside County Local Registration District (LRD) offers emergency filing to accommodate religious and cultural beliefs that require interment within 48 hours of death. To be eligible the disposition must be scheduled within 48 hours of death. The LRD staff will be on call for emergency filings on Saturday, Sunday and County holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You can reach the LRD staff at the Riverside County Public Health answering service at (951) 782-2974.

Thank you for your dedicated service to family and friends, residents and visitors.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call Wayne Harris at (951) 358-5261 (office) or (951) 237-3030 [mobile]