Vital Statistics

The Office of Vital Records issues birth and death certificates, but only for births and deaths that occurred in El Dorado County during the current year or during the immediate past year. El Dorado County Office of Vital Statistics also issues Disposition Permits (burial permits) for the disposition of human remains or the transfer of remains/cremains from one location to another.

Copies of certificates for births and deaths in El Dorado County prior the current or immediate past year can be obtained at the County Recorder/Clerk's Office.

For births and deaths that occurred outside of El Dorado County, please contact the county or state where the event occurred. For California births and deaths, you can contact the California Office of Vital Records.

Find out more about requesting current-year birth and death certificates below.

Contact Information and Office Hours

931 Spring Street,
Placerville, CA 95667
: (530) 621-6121
: (530) 295-2715

Birth and death certificates are issued: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The office is closed on weekends and major holidays. For emergency death filing on weekends or holidays, Funeral Directors may call 1-(800) 901-5789.

How to Order a Birth or Death Certificate

There are multiple ways to order a birth or death certificate from the Department of Vital Statistics if the birth or death occurred in the current year. You can apply in person or by mail at the office location above. Follow the links below for more instructions and to download the application for ordering a certificate.

How to Order Birth and Death Certificates

English: Instructions and Application Form to Request a Certified Copy of a Birth or Death Certificate(PDF, 66KB)

Spanish: Instrucciones y Solicitud de Copia de Certificado de Naciminto o Defuncion(PDF, 156KB)

Certificate Costs

These costs are effective as of 09/23/2023:

  • Birth Certificates - $32
  • New - Home Birth Certificate - $62 (includes $30 processing fee)
  • Death Certificates - $24
  • New - Green Burial Certificate - $54 (includes $30 processing fee)
  • Still Birth Certificate - $20
  • Fetal Death Certificates - $21
  • Disposition (Burial) Permits - $12

You can request copies of certificates in person or by mail. Please contact our office if you have more questions.

Frequently Asked Questions