Birth and Death Certificate Registration (Vital Records)

The Ventura County Office of Vital Records registers all birth and deaths in Ventura County and issues certified copies of Birth, Death and Fetal Death certificates.  Please note:  The Office of Vital Records in Oxnard only has records for Ventura County births, deaths and fetal deaths for 2014 – 2015. We are however able to issue Still Birth certificates for 2003 to present.


Ordering and Fees for 2014 or 2015 Birth or Death Records in Ventura County


Click on the links below for instructions, fees and applications for ordering birth and death certificates and to find out who is authorized to order them.


Apostille Information and Instructions

To obtain certificates for Ventura County births or deaths prior to 2014:

Ventura County Recorder's Office

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, filing information and resources for Funeral Directors.


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