General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Recorder Clerk

Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

There are three ways you can receive a vital copy request, they are as follows:


If you would like to obtain your Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate by coming into one of our office locations, you will need to complete an application and schedule an appointment. Please use the links below:

Placerville Office

South Lake Tahoe Office


If you desire to purchase a Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate by mail:

  • You will need to download the form available on this site: 

  • You will need to sign both the Sworn Statement (and sign under penalty of perjury), and have the Certificate of Acknowledgment notarized if you want a certified copy. (As an authorized person)

  • All these forms must be mailed to the El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk office along with the proper fee.

  • Please note the instructions for requesting an “Informational” copy. You only need to fill out the Applicant and Registrant portions, and send the proper fee.

  • If we receive only the Applicant and Registrant portion filled out, we will keep the fee and send you an “Informational” copy.

  • Only “Authorized Persons” are required to fill out the perjury and acknowledgement forms.  You will receive a certified copy for your records.

***DISCLAIMER:  If you pay by personal check, there is a 15 working day hold.***

BY EMAIL OR FAX  - WITH A CREDIT CARD - additional fees may apply

Go to  Follow the instructions provided, then email your completed forms to or Fax (530) 621-2147.   Complete the necessary paperwork, appear before a notary public to have your signature acknowledged.