Office of Vital Statistics

The Office of Vital Statistics provides the following services:

  • Registers Sonoma County births and deaths
  • Provides birth certificates for this year and last year only
  • Provides death certificates for this year and last year only
  • Issues permits for disposition of human remains
  • Provides data for reporting of communicable diseases (Confidential Morbidity Reporting) to the State of California
  • Processes applications for California Medical Marijuana ID Card (MMIC) Program

Birth and death certificates for all years, including current years, are available from the Sonoma County Clerk's Office: (707) 565-2645.

Temporary Suspension of Non-Essential Operations

The County of Sonoma has transitioned to a temporary and precautionary suspension of non-essential operations until May 3, 2020, in an effort to protect employees and the community by limiting person-to-person contact to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

While the Vital Statistics office is temporarily closed, we will continue to provide essential services, including the registration of birth and death records.

Birth and death certificates can still be order through the mail.

Download forms and instructions for birth and death certificates here:

The Vital Statistics Office only provides Birth and Death Certificates from 2019 and 2020.

For additional information, please contact via email at VitalStats@sonoma-county.org or phone at (707) 565-4407.  We will check emails and voicemails daily and respond to any questions or concerns in as timely a manner as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to keep our communities safe.

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

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.