Birth and death registration

Hospital-born births and death certificates are available for purchase at the County of Santa Clara Office of the Clerk-Recorder.
New location as of October 23, 2023: 110 W. Tasman Dr., San Jose, CA 95134. Phone: (408) 299-5688.
Records are not available at the Vital Records and Registration Office.

We are responsible for registering all of the births and deaths that take place within Santa Clara County only.

Birth and death certificates, dating back from 1873 to the present, are available from the County of Santa Clara Office of the Clerk-Recorder or call (408) 299-5688.

​Out-of-hospital birth registration

​Correcting or amending certificates

The state of California Department of Public Health - Vital Records has published a variety of informative pamphlets that describe different amendment options in detail—from correcting a minor spelling error to adding a father to the birth certificate.

Not sure which form you need?

Original forms must be used and submitted to the state. Forms can be obtained from our office, a local registrar's office in another county, or any County Recorder’s office. You can also order them online from the California Department of Public Health - Vital Records Forms page. Or, call (408) 885-2010 for more information.

Birth and death data for the county

Access summary birth and death data at the Public Health Department's Open Data Portal.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Closed Daily from 12 to 1 p.m.
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays​​

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