Get a San Francisco birth certificate

You can get a copy of a birth certificate for someone born in San Francisco after 1906.

Cost

$25.00

If you order through VitalChek, you will also pay a fee of $12.95 and about $20 for shipping.

What to do

Order through VitalChek

You can get your birth certificate online through VitalChek.  

You will pay per copy:

  • $25 for the birth certificate
  • $12.95 VitalChek fee
  • about $20 for shipping

VitalCheck will mail you a copy of your birth certificate in 5 to 10 business days.

You can also call VitalCheck 800-708-6733

In-Person

Go to the Office of the County Clerk

You can apply to get a birth certificate in person at the Office of the County Clerk.

Bring with you:

  • unexpired government-issued photo ID

You can bring a completed application form.

City Hall

Room 162
1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place

City Hall

Room 162

1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102

Mon to Fri, 8:00 am to 3:50 pm

If you need a birth certificate for a child under 3 years old, go to the Department of Public Health Office of Vital Records

Mail

1. Fill out the form

Download the PDF and fill out your details.

2. Get your statement notarized

Take your form to a notary public and have it notarized.

3. Mail your application

You must include:

  • your application
  • notarized sworn statement
  • prepaid and addressed return envelope
  • $25 payment

You should get your birth certificate in 5 to 10 business days.

City Hall

Room 162
San Francisco, CA 94102-4678

If you need a birth certificate for a child under 3 years old, mail it to the San Francisco Office Vital Records 101 Grove Street, Room 105 San Francisco, CA 94102

Who can get a birth certificate

You can apply for a certified copy of your birth certificate for:

  • yourself
  • certain members of your immediate family

You can also apply for a certified copy of a birth certificate if you:

  • have a court order
  • have power of attorney
  • are the executor of the person’s estate

Anyone can request an informational copy of a birth certificate. 

Get help

Department

Last updated August 01, 2018