Contra Costa Clerk


Instructions for ordering a Birth Certificate by mail.
1.     Complete the PDF application here = Birth Application
      We recommend filling it out online and printing it, otherwise you could print the form first and fill it out by hand.
2.     Take the application to a Notary and have the application form Notarized.
3.     Mail in the Notarized application with a check or money order to:
Contra Costa County Recorder’s Office
555 Escobar St.
Martinez, CA 94553
 Click here for Birth Fee’s
All fees are payable by check or money order to the County Recorder’s Office
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To apply for birth records online, you must complete the Application for Certified Copy and the form must be notarized. If you mail your application and it is not notarized, your application will be rejected as incomplete and it will be returned to you without being processed.
Please do not fax in a copy of your ID or any other form of identification.
Please do not send cash we only accept check or money order.