Certificates & Vital Records



 The Office of Vital Records will be open for very limited services on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The office will be open from 9:30-12:00pm and from 1pm-4:30pm. The following services will be available:
• Certified Copies of existing birth certificates;
• Certified copies of existing death certificates.
The office will re-open on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 8:30am for all services.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Please call 265-1450 should you have any questions. Thank you.


The Nevada County Vital Records Office is the Local Registrar for Nevada County. The Local Registrar is responsible for the registration of all birth, fetal deaths and death events which includes issuance of burial permits, that occur in Nevada County.


The Local Registrar performs the following functions:
  • Reviews certificates for each birth, fetal death and deaths occurring in the county for accuracy and completeness prior to registration.
  • Monitors hospitals to ensure timely registration of birth certificates.
  • Prepares copies of the original certificates for the County Recorder before transmitting the original certificates to the CAOVR (California State Office of Vital Records)
  • Issues certified copies of birth and death records
  • Provides assistance to persons who wish to amend birth or death records
  • Maintains a cooperative working relationship with the County Recorder, funeral directors, coroners, and key hospital staff to ensure prompt exchange of information and assistance when necessary.
  • Registers home births.
  • We also issue Medical Marijuana Identification Cards.

Old Records

Birth and Death records are housed in this office for the current year and one year prior. For older records, visit the Nevada County Recorder's Office.


We accept cash, check, and credit cards (VISA / MasterCard / Discover) for payment.
There is an additional $1.95 processing fee for using a credit card.