Application for Death Certificates
You must be an authorized person to receive a certified copy of a death record.
Visit the Vital Records Office at 2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 150, Oxnard, between 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday to complete a death certificate application form and sworn statement. You must present a current, government issued photo ID at the time of purchase to receive a certified copy of a death certificate. If you do not have a current photo ID, the sworn statement on the application form must be notarized. If your application is approved, your request will be processed while you wait. If no record is found, the fee will be retained, per statute, to cover the cost of the file search.
Mail a completed, notarized application form and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Vital Records Office
2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 150
Oxnard, Ca. 93036
Mailed requests paid by personal check are held for 14 working days. Mailed requests paid by cashier’s check or money order are processed the day they are received if the certificate has been registered. If no record is found, the fee will be retained, per statute, to cover the cost of the file search.
Fee: $16.00 per certified copy
Form: Download the Application for Certified Copy of Death Certificate (PDF)