Office of Vital Statistics

The El Dorado County Office of Vital Statistics registers births and deaths in El Dorado County, and issues burial permits.  

The Office of Vital Statistics registers births and deaths that occur in El Dorado County. The office also issues birth and death certificates, but only for births and deaths that occurred in El Dorado County during the current year and during the immediate past year. Copies of certificates for births and deaths in El Dorado County prior to that time can be obtained at the County Recorder/Clerk's Office.

For births and deaths that occurred outside of El Dorado County, please contact the county or state where the event occurred. For California, contact California Office of Vital Records.

El Dorado County Office of Vital Statistic issues Disposition Permits (burial permits) for the disposition of human remains or the transfer of remains/cremains from one location to another.

Costs (effective 09/23/23):

  • Birth Certificates -- $32
  • NEW - Home Birth Certificate -- $62 (includes $30 processing fee)
  • Death Certificates -- $24
  • NEW - Green Burial Certificate -- $54 (includes $30 processing fee)
  • Still Birth Certificate -- $20
  • Fetal Death Certificates -- $21
  • Disposition (Burial) Permits -- $12

You can request copies of certificates in person or by mail. Click on the links below to view guidelines, download instructions and forms, and view Frequently Asked Questions. You may also contact our office if you have more questions.  The office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m. and major holidays).  The phone number is (530) 621-6121.

How to Order Birth and Death Certificates 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

[Birth Certificates, Death Certificates]

Download Application and Instructions:
English:  Instructions and Application Form to Request a Certified Copy of a Birth or Death Certificate  

Spanish: Instrucciones y Solicitud de Copia de Certificado de Naciminto o Defuncion