Order Your Birth Certificate in Fresno County Online Effortlessly

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The Easiest Way to Get a Birth Certificate From Fresno County

Fresno, California is the county seat of the County of Fresno. The agricultural county is in central California with wide stretches of farmland. The area offers wine tours, a farmer's market, and amazing gardens. The county is centered among the Sequoia National Forest, Yosemite, and Kings Canyon.

If you were lucky enough to be born in California's agricultural hub, there may come a time when you need a You may need to confirm a birth location or apply for a passport.

Whatever the reason, there's more to getting a birth certificate than ordering online or making a phone call. In fact, you might need help from DoNotPay when applying for a birth certificate.

Do You Need an Authorized or an Informational Birth Certificate?

Fresno County offers the following types of birth certificates:

AuthorizedThese birth certificates are used to establish a person's identity. They are duplicates that carry the state seal.
InformationBirth certificates are unauthorized copies if they carry the words "Informational. Not a Valid Document to Establish Identity." These information certificates may also have information redacted.

Only an authorized qualified person can request an authorized birth certificate. A qualified person is the certificate's registrant, their parents or legal guardians, or a legally authorized representative. Anyone may request an informational birth certificate.

Where Do You Get a Fresno County Birth Certificate?

The county's Department of Public Health keeps copies of the current and previous year's birth certificates. All birth certificates issued in prior years are maintained at the Fresno County Assessor-Recorder's office. Out-of-hospital births are also recorded. If the birth certificate pertains to adoption or legal name change, contact the State of California's Department of Health Services.

How Do You Obtain a Fresno County Birth Certificate?

The process for getting a depends on the date of birth. If the date of birth is more than two years from the requested date, you must follow the Assessor-Recorder's process. If the birth date is within two years of the requested date, you must contact Fresno County's Department of Public Health.

Department of Public Health

You may request a birth certificate by mail or in person. The department does not accept requests sent by email, fax, or over the internet. Whether your request is in person or by mail, you need the following information:

  • Child's full name as printed on the birth certificate
  • Mother's full maiden name
  • Father's full name
  • Child's date of birth
  1. In-Person

If you are requesting in-person, you will need to pay the $29.00 fee at the time of the request. Payment may be in cash or by check, money order, or credit card. Credit card payments have a 2% service fee and require valid identification.

The offices are located at:

1221 Fulton Street

1st Floor, Rm. 128

Fresno, CA 93721

  1. By Mail

In addition to the four items listed above, you will need a sworn and notarized statement of authority if requesting an authorized copy. Payment by check or money order must be included.

The mailing address is:

Fresno County Department of Public Health

Vital Statistics, PO Box 11867

Fresno, CA 93775

You will also need to provide the following:

  • Address where the certificate should be sent
  • Self-Addressed stamped envelope

The birth certificate should arrive within two weeks.

Assessor-Recorder's Office

You may from the County Assessor-Recorder's Office in person or by mail. The office does not accept requests sent by fax, email, or over the internet. However, copies can be requested online using an independent third party.

  1. In-Person

You will need to complete the application for the birth certificate which can be downloaded from the office's webpage. You will need the following information.

  • Name on birth certificate
  • Date of birth
  • City of birth
  • Father's full name
  • Mother's maiden name

An office clerk will witness a request for an authorized copy provided you are a qualified person. A $29.00 fee may be paid in cash or by check.

  1. By Mail

Download and complete the application. Be sure to include the following:

  • Name on birth certificate
  • Date of birth
  • City of birth
  • Father's full name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Name and address of where to send the birth certificate

If requesting an authorized certificate, you must have the application notarized after completing the form. Be sure to include a check or money order for the $29.00 fee.

  1. Third Party

You may request a birth certificate through VitalChek using the link provided on the office's website. Additional charges will apply.

How To Get Your Birth Certificate With DoNotPay

If your head hurts just from reading the ways to obtain a (we know ours does), let DoNotPay do the work for you. Use the following steps and forget about that headache.

  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.

DoNotPay can also help with:

Replacing a Birth CertificateIf you've lost or misplaced a birth certificate, you should have it replaced.
Getting a Certificate QuicklyYou may need an expedited copy of your birth certificate for unexpected foreign travel.
Locating a Birth CertificateDepending on the person's age, it may be difficult to find a birth certificate; however, some agencies can assist in locating a birth certificate.
Requesting a Newborn's Birth CertificateNot every municipality provides a birth certificate without receiving a request.

With so much to learn about requesting and receiving birth certificates, you can save time and lower stress with DoNotPay!

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