San Bernardino County only has records of births and deaths that occurred in San Bernardino County or marriage licenses that were purchased in San Bernardino County. For all other vital records you must contact the county in which the event is registered or contact the California Department of Public Health at (916) 445-2684.
San Bernardino County does not process online orders. For your convenience you can process online requests through an independent company that the Recorder-County Clerk has partnered with, VitalChek. An additional fee is charged for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted.
For copies by mail or in person, the Recorder-County Clerk’s office does accept M/C and Visa for payment. Please see the application for information.
Birth, Death, or Marriage Outside of California
If you were born in another state, write, or go to, the vital statistics office in the state or area where the event occurred. Where To Write for Vital Records
The Recorder-County Clerk's office must receive a completed application from an authorized person that is signed under penalty of perjury.
The Recorder-County Clerk's office must receive a completed application from an authorized person that is signed under penalty of perjury and notarized.
Copies of marriage certificates may be purchased approximately two weeks after the original marriage license is received and recorded in the Recorder-County Clerk's office. Only the parties to the marriage may be provided a certified copy of a confidential marriage record.
The Recorder-County Clerk's office must receive a completed application. An informational copy will display a legend that states "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY." The statement shall be placed on the certificate in a manner that will not conceal information.
Informational copies should not be purchased in order to obtain a driver's license, social security card, state I.D. card, passport, or for insurance claims or coverage.
The Recorder-County Clerk's office may provide a certified copy of a birth, death, or public marriage certificate to an authorized person only.
Correcting/Amending a Birth or Death Record
For information on various services such as:
Contact the California Department of Public Health, Office of Vital Records.
If you are requesting a copy of a birth record of a child who has been adopted, or had a legal name change, contact California Department of Public Health, Office of Vital Records.
The Recorder-County Clerk's office does not maintain court records. If you are searching for a divorce decree, you will need to contact the court in which the divorce was filed. San Bernardino Court