How to Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate in San Joaquin County

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Get Your San Joaquin County Birth Certificates the Easy Way

Requesting a copy of a birth certificate usually involves contacting the vital records office of the county in which the birth took place. If you were born in San Joaquin County or need to access the birth certificate of a loved one born in San Joaquin County, state law says you must apply to obtain authorized copies of a birth certificate. The process can be completed in several ways, requires a valid government-issued photo ID, and may even need to include a notarized application form.

Jumping through all these hoops to get a can be time-consuming and frustrating. DoNotPay is here to help.

Who Is Authorized to Get a Birth Certificate Copy in San Joaquin County?

Only specific individuals can receive a certified copy of a . To be considered authorized, the person requesting the birth certificate must establish their identity and relationship to the registrant, aka the individual named on the certificate. The following is a list of authorized persons who may request a copy of a birth certificate in San Joaquin County:

  • The registrant or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant
  • A party is entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code.
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.

How to Order a San Joaquin Birth Certificate on Your Own

If you're about to attempt to order a copy of a by yourself, there are several things to know beforehand. Whether you're submitting your application online, by mail, or in person, make sure you've collected the necessary information and identification to ensure a successful application process. Also, be prepared to pay a fee of at least $32, depending on which approach you choose.

Here are 3 ways to order a copy of a birth certificate in San Joaquin County:

  1. Visit the Office of the Recorder-County Clerk at the following address:
  • 44 N. San Joaquin Street Second Floor, Suite 260 Stockton, CA 95202
  1. Complete an application form.
  2. You must present a valid government-issued photo ID to receive an authorized copy of the birth certificate in question.
  3. Pay fees and allow 20 minutes from receipt of completed application and payment to receive your certificate.
By Mail
  1. Complete and print the application form.
  2. For an authorized birth certificate copy, make sure to have your sworn statement notarized by a Notary Public on page 2 of the form.
  3. Mail your application, including the notarized sworn statement and payment to:
  • San Joaquin County Recorder PO Box 1968 Stockton, CA 95201
  • Allow 5-7 business days from receipt of the application and payment to receive your certificate.
  1. San Joaquin County allows applicants to request copies of birth certificates via the Vital Records webpage.
  2. Click on Birth Certificates to access the San Joaquin County Assessor Recorder-County Clerk Self-Service System.
  3. Click on Vital Records Certified Copies for birth, death, or marriage records.
  4. Select Birth Certificate and follow the instructions on the screen to begin the 4-step process.

How DoNotPay Can Help You Obtain a Copy of a San Joaquin County Birth Certificate

Believe it or not, there is an easier way to get your hands on authorized copies of a birth certificate through DoNotPay. Whether you need a copy from San Joaquin County or anywhere else, the entire process can be quickly completed online from your computer.

Here's how it works in just a few simple steps:

  1. Go to the Birth Certificates product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select who the certificate is for (you or a loved one). If you are requesting a copy of someone else's certificate, enter their personal details, and upload evidence that proves your relationship.

  3. Enter the location you or your loved one was born in, so we can complete the form specific to your state.

  4. Enter the name(s) of the parent(s) as displayed on the certificate.

  5. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.

  6. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.

  7. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.

  8. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.

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