NOTICE OF FEE
INCREASE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2013
As of January 1, 2013, a non-refundable service fee
$40.00 will be applied
to each rush or emergency request. This service
fee will be added to the cost of certified copies of the
birth certificate and will be collected at the time
service is provided.
"Rush" and "Emergency" Birth Certificates
NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR NEWBORNS ONLY. Birth Certificates may be obtained from our office on newborns when the hospital of birth has rushed the document with the emergency status. Please make this request through the hospital birth clerk.
If a certified copy of the birth certificate is needed within two weeks, it will be considered a rush. However, the Vital Records Office (VRO) will require proof of needing the rush for the order to be processed such as airline tickets or a notarized statement that the parents and child will be traveling by car to a foreign destination.
The VRO maintains the right to refuse a "rush" if proper documentation is not provided. Currently, most birth certificates are available within a
month from the date of birth (usually less), provided
the certificate is submitted by the hospital to the
health department in a timely manner.
Please contact us at (213) 240-7812 if you have any
questions regarding this service.
All other certified copies of Birth Certificates can be purchased from the Vital Records Office or the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's