Birth Certificates

There are three ways to obtain a birth certificate:

Come to our office in person. Click here before your visit.

Mail in a request**: Obtain the Fillable/Printable Birth Certificate Application
Please allow 1-3 working days, after receipt, to process your request.

Pay with credit or debit (when not coming in)**: www.vitalchek.com (additional fee applies)  Please allow 1-3 working days, after receipt, to process your request.

**Requires a notarized sworn statement.

IN THE OFFICE we accept cash, check, and credit/debit (additional fee applies).  Please do NOT send cash in the mail. 

Mailing address:

Shasta County Recorder's Office
1450 Court Street, Suite 208
Redding, CA 96001- 1670

To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate you must be an authorized applicant pursuant to Health and Safety Code §103526.

In order to qualify for an Authorized certified copy, you must be:

  • The applicant (person listed on the certificate) or parent or legal guardian of the applicant
  • 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 §3140 of 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 (companies representing a governmental agency must provide authorization from the government agency)
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse or domestic partner of the applicant
  • An attorney representing the applicant of the applicant's estate, of any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the applicant or the applicant's estate.

Any relationship different than those mentioned above would be entitled to a certified Informational copy only.

The following information will be needed to locate the record:

  • The full name of the child
  • The child's date of birth
  • The mother's full maiden name
  • The father's full name
  • The child's place of birth
  • The complete address where the copy is to be mailed, if applicable
  • Signed, sworn statement, with Notary acknowledgement if by mail, or signed in the presence of a member of the Shasta County Recorder's staff
Per Health & Safety Code 103650 - The fee for any search of the files and records performed by the custodian of the records for a specific record when no certified copy is made shall be paid in advance by the applicant. The fee shall be the same as the fee required in Section 103625.