Welcome to the Modoc County Recorder's Office Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificate online ordering system. Requests will be processed between Monday through Friday, 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-5:00.

 

 

Birth Certificates 

  • This office only issues certificates for births that occurred in Modoc County, California. 
  • For births outside of Modoc County, please contact the county in which the event occurred. 
  • To receive a Certified Copy you must indicate your relationship to the registrant by selecting from the list below:
  1. The registrant (person listed on the certificate) or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant.
  2. 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.
  3. A member of law enforcement agency or a representative of another government agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.  Companies representing a government agency must provide authorization from the government agency.
  4. A child, grandparent, grandchild, brother or sister, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant.
  5. 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. (If you are requesting a Certified Copy under a power of attorney, please include a copy of the power of attorney with this application form.)
  • To receive a Certified Informational Copy you will select "Informational Copy" in the Relationship Field of the application.

 

New Birth Certificates 

  • Certificates for new births typically take up to 2 weeks to become available. While the Modoc County Recorder's Office strives to provide this service as quickly as possible, the information must first be received from the birthing hospital (or center) and uploaded into the State of California records system.

  

 

Death Certificates 

  • This office only issues certificates for deaths that occurred within Modoc County, California. 
  • For deaths outside of Modoc County, please contact the county in which the event occurred.  
  • The year of death is mandatory on the application to obtain a Death Certificate.  If you do not know the exact date please enter (99/99/2000).
  • To receive a Certified Copy you must indicate you relationship to the registrant by selecting from the list below:
  1. Child/Sibling of Registrant (Or a relative described in HSC §7100 (a)(1)-(8))
  2. Grandparent/Grandchild of Registrant
  3. Authorized by Court Order (Include copy of the court order)
  4. Parent/Legal Guardian of Registrant (Must provide documentation)
  5. An Agent or Employee of a Funeral Establishment (Acting within the scope of the employment and on behalf of persons specified in HSC §7100 (a)(1)-(8))
  6. Power of Attorney/Executor of the Registrant's Estate (Include a copy of the power of attorney or documentation identifying you as executor)
  7. Spouse/Registered Domestic Partner of Registrant
  8. Attorney Representing Registrant or Registrant's Estate
  9. Law Enforcement/Gov. Agency (Conducting Official Business)
  10. Surviving Next of Kin (specified in HSC §7100)

  • To receive a Certified Informational Copy you will select "Informational Copy" in the Relationship Field of the application.

 

Marriage Certificates 

  • This office issues Marriage Certificates for marriages that occurred in Modoc County, California.
  • To receive a Certified Copy you must indicate you relationship to the registrant by selecting from the list below:
  1. The registrant (person listed on the certificate) or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant. (legal guardians should provide documentation)
  2. A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order. (please include a copy of the court order)
  3. A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another government agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business. (Companies representing a government agency must provide authorization from the government agency.)
  4. A child, grandparent, grandchild, brother or sister, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant.
  5. 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. (If you are requesting a Certified Copy under a power of attorney, please include a copy of the power of attorney with this application form.)

 

  • To receive a Certified Informational Copy you will select "Informational Copy" in the Relationship Field of the application.

 

 

  

To begin the order process, click on the links on the left

 

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The Following Vital Records May Be Requested Online:

 

Certified Birth Certificate $25.00 ea
Certified Death Certificate $21.00 ea
Certified Marriage Certificate $15.00 ea

 

*An additional $4 convenience fee will be applied to all online orders

 

Delivery Options

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Shipping is through the USPS. Please allow 7-10 business days for shipping after the application has been approved.



For More Information, Contact:

Modoc County Recorder's Office
204 S. Court St.
Alturas, CA 96101

 

 

Phone: 530-233-6217
Fax: 530-233-6237
Email: recorder@co.modoc.ca.us

 

 

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