Birth & Death Registration

Hours of operation:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch 

Contact Information:

2650 Breslauer Way
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 225-5063
Fax: (530) 245-6847


Birth Certificates:

Shasta County Public Health has birth certificates on file from 2015–present. For all other years, please contact the County Recorder’s office at (530) 225-5678.

Birth certificates are $28 each and can be purchased at our office. The application for a certified copy of a birth record can be obtained here

Click on the image to order online at VitalChek*

*please note, records ordered through VitalChek are NOT processed through Shasta County Public Health, so our office cannot assist you with these orders.

Home birth registrations

All home births must be registered within one year of birth. Home birth registrations are by appointment only.  To make an appointment, please call our office.

Amendments, acknowledgement of paternity, delayed registration of birth

If you need to make a change to a birth certificate, add the father to the birth certificate, or register your home birth after your baby’s first birthday, please contact our office. You can also download more information here:

Death/fetal death certificates

Shasta County Public Health has death certificates on file from 2002–present. For all other years, please contact the County Recorder’s office at (530) 225-5678.

Death certificates are $21 each, fetal death certificates are $18 each and they can be purchased at our office. The application for a certified copy of the death record is here

Amending a death certificate

Shasta County Public Health and funeral homes can assist with amending a death certificate. Please call our office for more information.

Burial permits

A burial permit is required prior to disposition of human remains. Burial permits can be issued through our office or though funeral homes. The cost of a burial permit is $12. A death certificate or prior burial permit is required to purchase a burial permit. Walk-in appointments for burial permits are welcome, or call our office to schedule an appointment.  

Services for funeral homes

An application for authorized certified copies of death certificate (for funeral homes only) is available here.

Requests must be received by 3:30 pm for next day issuance (unless the record is pending state registration).

For information on funeral and cemetery purchases, please contact:

California Department of Consumer Affairs
Cemetery and Funeral Programs
400 R Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 952-5210 or TDD (800) 326-2297.

After-hours emergency filing

After-hours filing is available on weekends and holidays for the immediate filing of death certificates. The need for an “emergency” filing must be demonstrated (i.e. religious reasons, shipping out of the county, etc.).  

Emergency filing after hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and all County holidays.

After hours phone number: (530) 395-0132. This is an answering service. Please leave a message with the attendant and your call will be routed to the appropriate person.