How to Order a Yolo County Birth Certificate Online

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Get a Yolo County Birth Certificate In 5 Minutes

Getting a birth certificate can be a hassle, especially because it seems you almost always need one quickly. You've got a work trip scheduled, and you need a passport quickly. And to get one, you need a birth certificate.

Or maybe you're starting a new job, and the HR rep is asking you for a copy of your birth certificate as part of their I-9 eligibility verification process. And if you haven't ever applied for a replacement birth certificate, it can be a bit tricky to figure out where to get one, how to get one quickly, and how to get the exact type of birth certificate you need.

In addition to legitimate sources, several scammers are looking to capture your credit card information when you order your birth certificate online. So if you're scrambling to order your , here's how you can get one as quickly, and safely, as possible.

What Documentation Do I Need to Get a Yolo County Birth Certificate?

If you were born in Yolo County and seek , you need to complete either the online form or print and submit the form to the Yolo County Clerk's office. If you complete the form by hand and are looking for a certified copy, you'll need to have it notarized before mailing it in. To get your document notarized, you'll likely need a current version of one of the following:

  • State-issued driver's license or non-state ID
  • U.S. or foreign passport
  • U.S. military ID
  • Green card
  • Inmate ID

The exact form of acceptable ID needed may vary based on your local notary's office. Other things you may need to get something notarized include:

  • The document you need notarized
  • Notary fee
  • Your identification
  • Witness (if stated on the document)

Before you schedule your notary appointment, check their website for the exact requirements.

OnlineYolo County Official Website
Phone Number(530) 666-8130
Mailing Address625 Court Street, Woodland, CA 95695
In-Person625 Court Street, Room B01

Woodland, CA 95695

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Yolo County Birth Certificate?

Depending on the type of certificate you need, your fee will vary accordingly:

  1. Certified birth certificate: $25.00
  2. Copy of birth certificate: $29.00
  3. Copy of birth certificate for a government agency: $22.00

One may presume that a "copy of birth certificate" may be an informational birth certificate. However, there's no explanation on the County website about what either that is or a "copy of a birth certificate for a government agency" consists of, nor is there an explanation of how either differs from a certified copy. No matter which option you select, you'll also have to add $1.00 to the total for the County to cover the postage costs to mail you your birth certificate.

How Long Does It Take To Get a Yolo County Birth Certificate?

The County website notes that it takes them one to two business days to process your application once they've received it. One might expect that the waiting period for written applications might include three to five business days to account for postal mail receipt and another three to five business days for you to receive it in the mail.

What if I Need an Expedited Copy?

Yolo County does not offer expedited service on its website. However, if you've searched for a search phrase like "expedited Yolo County birth certificate," you may have come across several third-party services that promise to get you your birth certificate quickly.

Many of these third parties are not legitimate. Instead, they're looking for you to input sensitive information they can use to access your financial information. Other legitimate companies may offer expedited services but often wind up taking more time than it would take to go through the County in the first place.

Of course, you can always opt to go through the County. But with the scarcity of clear information on the website about the process or the differences between the various birth certificates available, this is not a great option.

You may wind up spending two or three weeks or more waiting for your application to be reviewed and approved only to find out you're missing some of what's required for them to finalize the process.

Why DoNotPay Is Your Best Option for Getting Your Birth Certificate Quickly

Rather than waste your time trying to find a legitimate third-party service or dealing with time-consuming back and forth with the County, make your life simpler with DoNotPay. Let us make getting your (or replacement birth certificate) easy. To get your birth certificate as quickly as possible, just follow these steps:

  1. 1. Go to the Birth Certificates product on DoNotPay.

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

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

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

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

  7. 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. 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.

Once you're done, DoNotPay will get to work getting you your Yolo County birth certificate as rapidly as possible.

How Else Can DoNotPay Help?

Whether you are applying for a birth certificate for your newborn, looking where to request it, and trying to figure out how long it will take to receive your birth certificate, DoNotPay can help.

We've helped people across the country get their birth certificates from local agencies without hassle and fuss, saving them time and money in the process. So if you need your , use DoNotPay today.

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