The Riverside County Office of Vital Records only holds death certificates in which death occurred within the county of Riverside during the current year or the previous year.
To request a certified copy of a death certificate by mail we will require the following information:
- Decedent's full name
- Date of death
- Place of death
- Mortuary or cremation society that handled the services
- Mailing address of where we are to forward the certified copies
The fee for a death record search or certified copy is: $21.00
California Health and Safety Code, Section 103650 states a fee must be collected before a search is made whether or not the record is found.
We accept personal checks and money orders. If paying by personal check, the check must be pre-printed with the check holder's information such as name and complete physical address.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH WHEN ORDERING BY MAIL
Check or money orders are to be made payable to: County of Riverside.
FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS
The application and sworn statement can be printed from our Web site. If you do not have access to a printer you can contact us at (951) 358-5068 or e-mail us to have an application mailed to you.
Once you have completed the application and the sworn statement has been notarized, please mail your request with the appropriate fees to:
P.O. Box 7600
Riverside, CA 92513-7600
If you need to speak with a Vital Records staff member, please call (951) 358-5068 or e-mail us.