Jim McCauley, County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters
2954 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Fax: (530) 886-5687
The Clerk-Recorder's Office maintains and preserves the birth, death and marriage records for Placer County. The birth and death records date from 1873 to the present and marriage records date from 1852 to the present. Certified copies of the vital records can be purchased (see below).
The fee for Certified Copies of Birth Certificates will increase to $23.00 and Death Certificates will increase to $16.00 on January 1, 2013, pursuant to AB1053.
Because of the increased occurrence of identity theft, new laws were passed to protect birth and death records from misuse. Beginning July 1, 2003 the California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 permits only specific individuals to receive an AUTHORIZED CERTIFIED COPY of a birth or death record.
An AUTHORIZED CERTIFIED COPY of a birth record is required to obtain a driver's license, passport, social security card and other services related to an individual's identity. An AUTHORIZED CERTIFIED COPY of a death record may be required to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and obtain other services related to an individual's identity. Please see below for list of authorized individuals.
Those who do not meet the criteria for an AUTHORIZED CERTIFIED COPY may receive an INFORMATIONAL CERTIFIED COPY with the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy.
When ordering in person: an authorized individual must complete an approved application, including a signed statement sworn under penalty of perjury, to receive an AUTHORIZED CERTIFIED COPY.
When ordering by mail: send a completed application form and a notarized Sworn Statement, signed under penalty of perjury by the authorized requestor, with payment to: Placer County Clerk, 2954 Richardson Drive, Auburn, CA 95603.
Individuals permitted to receive an AUTHORIZED CERTIFIED COPY:
- The registrant or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant.
- A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record in order 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.
- A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse or domestic partner of the registrant.
- An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant's estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant's estate.
- Any agent or employee of a funeral establishment that orders certified copies of a death certificate on behalf of any individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code.