Important Notice: The Office of Vital Records has birth and death records for this year and last year only. 

 

If you are an adult looking to purchase your own birth certificate, or you are looking to purchase a birth certificate for a child older than one, please contact the Riverside County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder at (951) 955-6200 or visit their site.

Letter of Non-Contagious Disease and/or Letter of Authentication

The Riverside County Office of Vital Records only holds birth and death records in which the birth or death occurred within the county of Riverside during the current year or the previous year.

Letters of Non-Contagious Disease and Letters of Authentication must be attached by a Deputy Registrar to an original certified copy of a Birth Certificate, Death Certificate and/or Application and Permit for Disposition of Human Remains.

The Letter of Authentication only certifies the capacity in which the official acted and the authenticity of the signature of the official whose name is subscribed to the attached certified certificate of Birth, Death or Application and Permit for Disposition of Human Remains.

The fee for Letter of Non-Contagious Disease or Letter of Authentication is: $10.00

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

A Microsoft Word file Letter of Non-Contagious Disease and/or Letter of Authentication English
 Letter of Non-Contagious Disease and/or Letter of Authentication English

After you have obtained a Letter of Authentication affixed to your certified certificate you may contact the California Secretary of State for request of Authentication Certificate (Apostille). The California Secretary of State has a main office, located in Sacramento, and a regional office, located in Los Angeles. Office locations may provide limited services, please refer to each.

Sacramento Main Office

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding state holidays)

Office Location
1500 11th Street, 2nd and 3rd Floors
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 657-5448
www.sos.ca.gov
Los Angeles Regional Office

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding state holidays)

Office Location
300 South Spring Street, Room 12513
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 897-3062
 

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:

Vital Records
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.

Holiday Closures
  • New Year's Day- Mon. 1/1/18 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Mon. 1/15/18
  • Lincoln’s Birthday - Mon. 2/12/18
  • Washington's Birthday - Mon. 2/19/18
  • Memorial Day - Mon. 5/28/18
  • Independence Day - Wed. 7/4/18
  • Labor Day - Mon. 9/3/18
  • Columbus Day - Mon. 10/8/18
  • Veteran's Day - Mon. 11/12/18
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thu. 11/22/18
  • Day after Thanksgiving Day - Fri. 11/23/18
  • Christmas Eve - Mon. 12/24/18
  • Christmas Day - Tues. 12/25/18
  • New Year's Eve - Mon. 12/31/18

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.