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Data Collection & Analysis
Data Collection and Analysis Unit
Department of Public Health
County of Los Angeles

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 4:00 PM

Phone: (213) 240-7812 (births)
Phone: (213) 240-7816 (deaths)
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Data Collection & Analysis - Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)

Order Death Certificates

Guidelines to Obtaining an Authorized Certified Copy of a Death Certificate

Burial, Removal and Transit Permits

Certificate of Still Birth

Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section
P.O. Box 53120
Los Angeles
CA 90053-0120
(562) 462-2137

EDRS Filing Hours, Monday-Friday

  • Los Angeles: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Long Beach: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Pasadena: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Health Dept closed every other Friday)

LA County Local Filing Locations (click here)

Emergency/Weekend Filing

  • Los Angeles: Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Headquarters (313 N. Figueroa St).  Please call the County Operator's System at (213) 974-1234.
  • Long Beach: Saturday-Sunday, certain holidays, 8-4 PM. Please call (562) 570-4305.
  • Pasadena: On call every other Friday, weekends and holiday.  Please call (626) 744-6009.

Processing Time

Please allow up to 2 business hours for Medical Information Review (MI Review) and Local Registration (SUBM LR) after submission.

Funeral Home Responsibilities:

  • Social Security Verification (SSV)
    EDRS requires that SSV be attempted at least ONCE before submitting for registration whether the status of SSN is pass or fail.
  • Medical Information (MI) Review
    VS11e, fields 4,6,8 and 101-117 must be submitted for MI Review prior to physician attestation or coroner attestation. If MI Review was disregarded or omitted prior to Local Registration, then at the time when the Local Registrar reviews for registration, this may get rejected.
  • Disposition Permit (DP)
    The funeral home is responsible for completing an EDRS DP and Death Certificate (DC) for registration. Once the DC is registered and the DP is issued, the funeral home must print all four copies of the DP. The funeral director must then submit a signed Copy #4 with payment to the appropriate jurisdiction’s Vital Records Office. The payment must be placed in the mail within 24 hrs, or received within 72 hrs (mail or walk-in) of the issuance.

EDRS Record Correction/Notification

If you are requesting record correction for any of the following reasons, you must contact the appropriate jurisdiction for assistance:

  • Abandon EDRS record
  • Unlock PI, MI, or Both on EDRS record
  • Multiple disposition EDRS filing
  • EDRS file/Permit with drop to paper certificate
  • Ship out/International Disposition


If a record has been registered by the Local Registrar (EDRS status = SUBM SR or REG SR), an amendment must be filed to correct the record.

Re-file Permit

If a DC has been registered and a re-file is needed to change the disposition, the funeral home can create a re-file Permit/Amendments in EDRS. Please notify the Vital Records Office.

ME/Coroner Protocol

Please refer to LAC ME/Coroner Workflow.

Certified Copies

Certified copies will be requested in the same manner as they were prior to EDRS. An application for a certified copy of a Death Certificate must be submitted with appropriate fees to the Health Department. Payment for the Disposition Permit must be made before certified copies are issued.

Time Interval Abbreviations

Second(s) – SEC or SECS
Minutes(s) – MIN or MINS
Hour(s) – HR or HRS
Day(s) – DAY or DAYS
Weeks – WK or WKS
Year(s) – YR or YRS
Month(s) – MO or MOS
Immediate - IMMED


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Order Death Certificate
Burial, Removal and Transit Permits
Authorized Certified Death Certificate
Still Birth Certificate

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