Births of children born in Orange County hospitals are automatically registered with the county. Home births must be registered with the Health Care Agency’s Office of Vital Records. Certified copies of birth certificates are available after the original certificate has been registered, usually 15 days after birth.
If you need copies of birth certificates within the first 30 days after the birth, please contact the Health Care Agency. For all other requests, please contact the Clerk-Recorder Department. Please note that informational copies of birth certificates are now redacted by the state to remove certain personal information before issuance, which can take up to 48 hours.