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How to Get a Sonoma County Birth Certificate Without the Hassle

As the ultimate form of identification, birth certificates are useful in proving your age, identity, and citizenship. While photo IDs commonly prove one's identity, a certified birth certificate is helpful in many legal situations, such as obtaining a passport or applying for government benefits.

Whether you lost your original , need extra copies, or are obtaining a copy on behalf of a loved one, getting a birth certificate copy fast can be a real hassle.

Luckily, DoNotPay simplifies the process of replacing a lost birth certificate or getting a birth certificate for a newborn. We know where to go to get a Sonoma County birth certificate and can quickly get a copy of your birth certificate online.

With only a few clicks of a button, DoNotPay will obtain a copy of a birth certificate in Sonoma County and, if needed, set up an online notary on your behalf.

The Difference Between a Certified and Informational Birth Certificate Copy in California

While certified and informational provide information about birth records, they are not the same thing.

Informational Copy Birth Certificate in CAA certified informational copy of a birth certificate cannot legally establish one's identity. Those documents can be identified with the mark of: "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."

While anyone can request an informational copy Sonoma County birth certificate, it is limited to use for genealogy purposes only.

Certified Copy of Birth CertificateA certified birth certificate copy is the ultimate document to prove a CA-born person's identity. The document will have the CDPH seal and is only issued to authorized individuals. Certified birth certificate copies are used for any legal purpose, including:
  • Obtaining a driver's license
  • Enrolling in school
  • Applying for a passport
  • Proving citizenship

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

California state law helps protect against identity theft by allowing only authorized individuals to receive a certified copy of a birth certificate. Those who can obtain a copy of birth certificates in Sonoma County include:

  • The person named on the certificate
  • A parent or legal guardian
  • Family members including child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, or spouse/domestic partner
  • Authorized parties via a court order, such as an attorney or licensed adoption agency
  • Law enforcement member
  • Government agency representative

What is the Cost to Get a Copy of a Sonoma County, CA Birth Certificate?

Birth Certificate TypeCost Per Certified Copy
Informational Copy$28
Certified Copy$32

What Do I Need to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in Sonoma County?

When obtaining a birth certificate copy, the documents needed often vary by state and county. In Sonoma County, CA, you must have the following to successfully get a birth certificate copy:

  • Completed birth certificate request application
  • Photo ID
  • Signed "Sworn Statement" found on page two of the application. Must be completed in person, in front of the clerk, or notarized
  • Payment for the requested certificate

Steps to Get Your Sonoma County Birth Certificate

In Sonoma County, the Office of Vital Statistics can only provide certified birth records for the current year and the year before. Therefore, you must consult the Sonoma County Clerk's Office if requesting a birth certificate beyond those periods. We've walked through the steps for requesting via both methods.

Request Recent Birth Certificate Copy at Sonoma County Public Health Division

  1. Complete the application form for each requested birth certificate. For informational certificates, you only need to complete sections 1 and 2 of the form.
  2. If submitting the request in person at 415 Humboldt Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, sign the "sworn statement" in presence of an Office of Vital Statistics employee.
  3. If submitting the request via mail or FAX, the "sworn statement" must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public.
  4. Provide proof of identity via photo identification.
  5. Submit payment for the $32 fee by calling the Office of Vital Statistics at (707) 565-4407 or providing a check or money order payable to the Sonoma County Department of Health Services when mailing your application.
  6. Wait for your request to process.
  7. Receive a copy of your requested birth certificates.

Request All Birth Certificate Copies via the Sonoma County Clerk's Office

  • In-Person
  1. Complete the in-person birth certificate application.
  2. Drive to the Sonoma County Clerk Office at 585 Fiscal Drive, Room 103 Santa Rosa, CA 95403.
  3. Wait in line to speak to a staff member.
  4. Provide a valid photo ID.
  5. Sign the 'sworn statement" of your request application in the clerk staff's presence.
  6. Provide payment to get a copy of your birth certificate.
  • Mail Your Request
  1. Complete the application for a certified copy of a birth record.
  2. Sign the "sworn statement" in front of a Notary Public.
  3. Mail your completed application, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and check or money order to Vital Records Division, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder 585 Fiscal Drive, Room 103, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.
  4. Wait for your request to process.
  5. If the birth record is found, you'll receive a mailed copy of your certified birth certificate.
  • Online
  1. Order your Sonoma County birth certificate copy via Vitalchek.com.
  2. Complete the online request application on the website.
  3. Provide any required documentation to prove your identity.
  4. Use any major credit card to pay the birth certificate request fee and any additional service fees charged by VitalChek.
  5. Wait for your birth certificate to be mailed.
  • Call
  1. Call VitalChek at 1-866-281-1810.
  2. Wait on hold to speak to a team member.
  3. Follow the steps to request your birth certificate.
  4. Provide any required documentation to prove your identity.
  5. Use any major credit card to pay the birth certificate request fee and any additional service fees charged by VitalChek.
  6. Wait to receive your birth certificate in the mail.

Let DoNotPay Pull Sonoma County Birth Records in Less Time

Save yourself the frustration and time of hunting down copies of by contacting DoNotPay. DoNotPay makes requesting birth records in Sonoma County and any area across the United States hassle-free by navigating the process on your behalf. You just need to provide us with a few details, and we'll contact the correct state agency to get your birth certificate copy quickly and easily.

How DoNotPay Helps You Get a Copy of Your Sonoma County, CA Birth Certificate

Not sure where to begin to get a copy of a birth certificate copy in Sonoma County? DoNotPay has you covered in 8 easy 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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