County Clerk - Vital Records

The Office of the County Clerk is currently closed to the public in compliance with the City and State Shelter in Place Public Health Orders. Limited services are available by mail or online. Submit questions, concerns or requests through the form below.

We are currently experiencing a high volume of requests and may not be able to get back to you in a timely manner. We are providing the following information to help you make the best plan for your circumstances.


Vital Records include Informational and Authorized copies of Birth and Death records for individuals born or deceased more than three years ago in San Francisco County. Records are from 1906 to present.

For birth records up to 3 years old and death certificates where event date is up to 3 years old are available from the San Francisco Department of Public Health. To correct or amend a vital record, go to California Department of Public Health.

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