Certificates & Vital Records


The Nevada County Vital Records Office is the Local Registrar for Nevada County. The Local Registrar is responsible for the registration of all births, fetal deaths and death events which includes issuance of burial permits. All records available are only for events that occurred in Nevada County.


The Local Registrar performs the following functions:
  • Reviews certificates for each birth, fetal death and deaths occurring in the county for accuracy and completeness prior to registration.
  • Monitors hospitals to ensure timely registration of birth certificates.
  • Prepares copies of the original certificates for the County Recorder before transmitting the original certificates to the CAOVR (California State Office of Vital Records).
  • Issues certified copies of birth and death records, only for births and deaths that occurred in Nevada County, California. 
  • Provides assistance to persons who wish to amend birth or death records
  • Maintains a cooperative working relationship with the County Recorder, funeral directors, coroners, and key hospital staff to ensure prompt exchange of information and assistance when necessary.
  • Registers home births.
  • We also issue Medical Marijuana Identification Cards.

Old Records

Birth and Death records are housed in this office for the current year and one (1) year prior. For older records, visit the Nevada County Recorder's Office.


We accept cash, check, and credit cards (VISA / MasterCard / Discover) for payment.
There is an additional $2.00 or 2.4% processing fee for using a credit card.