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Updated January 1, 2013

New 2013 Applications for Certified Copies of Birth Certificate and Fee Increase


Assembly Bill 1053, signed by Governor Brown and Chaptered on October 2, 2011, (Chapter 402, Statutes of 2011), authorizes a $6.00 fee increase to the base fee for certified copies of death, and fetal death certificates.

This fee increase will be spread out over a three-year period, with a $2.00 increase on January 1, 2012, an additional $2.00 increase on January 1, 2013, and a third $2.00 increase on January 1, 2014. (Certified copies of marriage and dissolution records are not affected by this bill and the base fee for these certificates will remain at $6.00.)

For 2013, the base fee for Certified Copies of Birth records will increase from $21.00 to $23.00. The $2.00 fee increase will become effective January 1, 2013, pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 103625 (a) and (b).

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2013, the new fee for Birth Certificates will be $23.00.  Please find our new applications, which have been revised for January 2013.  These applications replace any previous version.


1. Discard all older versions of the Birth Record Application.

2. Use the enclosed new applications, labeled Rev 1/2013, as a “master” copy and make all necessary photocopies for your office. You can download and print copies as needed from, then click on Obtaining a Birth Certificate.

3. Distribute copies to new parents so they are aware of the new fee and process to order their child’s Birth Certificate.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 1-408.885.2008.




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