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Death Certificates

Important

Death certificates for this year and last year only are available from the Office of Vital Statistics.

Death certificates for all years are available from the  Sonoma County Clerk's Office.

Get a Certified Death Certificate

In person. You need:

  • One completed application form for each requested death certificate.
  • Photo ID.
  • Sign the "Sworn Statement" (page 2 of the application) in front of the clerk.
  • Payment by cash, check,  money order, Visa or MasterCard credit card, or debit card.
    • Fee: $21 per certificate.

By mail. You need:

  • One completed application form for each requested death certificate.
  • Copy of your photo ID.
  • The "Sworn Statement" (page 2 of the application) notarized by a Notary Public.
  • Payment by check or money order, payable to Sonoma County Department of Health Services. If paying by credit or debit card, call the Office of Vital Statistics at (707) 565-4407 to provide your payment information.
    • Fee: $21 per certificate.

By fax. You need:

  • One completed application form for each requested death certificate.
  • Copy of your photo ID.
  • The "Sworn Statement" (page 2 of the application) notarized by a Notary Public.
  • Payment by credit or debit card. Call the Office of Vital Statistics at (707) 565-4407 to provide your payment information.
    • Fee: $21 per certificate.

Get a Certified "Informational Copy" Death Certificate

A certified "informational copy" of a death certificate is a copy that cannot be used for legal purposes and is marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."

If you need a copy for a legal purpose, you must obtain a  certified death certificate.

In person, by mail or by fax. You need:

  • One completed application form for each requested death certificate.
  • Payment by cash, check, money order, Visa or MasterCard credit card, or debit card.
    • Fee: $21 per certificate.

Update a Death Certificate

If there is incorrect or missing information on a death certificate, you may make a request for an amendment. The Office of Vital Statistics can assist in preparing or requesting amendments to death certificates for all years of death.

Not sure which form you need? Call the Office of Vital Statistics at (707) 565-4407 for more information.

Contact Information

Office of Vital Statistics

Public Health Division

Health Services

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Closed daily 1:00 - 1:30 PM

Contact us by Phone
Address

Public Health Division

415 Humboldt St.

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Related Links

Sonoma County Clerk's Office
Provides local birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates for all years.

Directory of County Registrars and Recorders
Locate the registrar for the county where your event took place.

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