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Data Collection & Analysis
Data Collection and Analysis Unit
Department of Public Health
County of Los Angeles
313 North Figueroa Street, Room 127
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 240-7785
Fax: (213) 250-2594
DPH Vital Records Office
DPH Vital Records Office
313 North Figueroa Street
Room Lobby-1
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Phone: (213) 240-7812 (births)
Phone: (213) 240-7816 (deaths)
Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology (OHAE) websites

Data Collection & Analysis - Rush and Emergency Birth Certificates
Order Birth Certificates

Rush and Emergency Birth Certificates

Register Out-of-Hospital Births

Paternity Opportunity Program

Guidelines to Obtaining an Authorized Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section
12400 Imperial Highway
Norwalk, California 90650
(562) 462-2137


As of January 1, 2013, a non-refundable service fee of $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.

What is a "rush"?

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 Office at (562) 462-2137.

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