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Birth and Death Registration

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

  • ​If your baby was not born in a hospital, certain procedures apply. Learn more in the state of California Out of Hospital Birth Registration.
  • Please print the Affidavit of Birth Information for Out-of-Hospital Births found here. Affidavit of Birth.pdf
  • Please advise parent(s) that it is important that they contact us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to complete the registration for their newborn’s birth, in order to avoid delays.

​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 us at (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.

Vital Records and Registration
976 Lenzen Avenue, Suite 1300
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 885-2010 
Fax: (408) 885-4899
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays​​

Last updated: 8/27/2020 3:48 PM