Birth and Death Certificate Registration (Vital Records)

The Ventura County Office of Vital Records registers all births and deaths in Ventura County and issues certified copies of Birth, Death and Fetal Death certificates. Please note: Our office only has records for Ventura County births, deaths and fetal deaths for 2013 - 2014. We can issue Still Birth certificates for 2003 - present.

Ordering and Fees for Birth or Death Records in Ventura County for 2013-2014

Fees for certified copies of birth and death records increased effective January 1, 2014. This fee increase applies to any request received or processed in the Vital Records office on or after January 1, 2014. Click this link for the 2014 Fee Schedule.


Click these links to find out how to order official copies of certificates for 2013-2014 and to find out who is authorized to order them. 

Apostille Information and Instructions

Records for births or deaths prior to 2013

Ventura County Recorder's Office

Hall of Administration, Main Plaza
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009-1260

Birth and Death Certificates from Outside Ventura County

To Register Out-of-Hospital Births

Go to Out-of-Hospital Birth Registration for instructions and to download forms.

Information for Funeral Directors

Forms, fees and filing information and resources for Funeral Directors.

2014 Fee Schedule


Lauri Plunkett, Chief Deputy Registrar
2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 150 

Oxnard, CA 93036

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM

Phone: 805-981-5172
Fax: 805-981-5149


Health Care Agency
2323 Knoll Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036