Vital Records


Because of an increased occurrence of identity theft, new laws were passed to protect birth and death records from misuse. This law went into effect July 1, 2003. At that time, the steps necessary to obtain a birth or death record changed significantly.
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Requesting a Certificate Older than Two Years
To request a certificate older than two years, you will need to request it at:
Recorder's Office
2222 M St.
Merced, CA 95340
Ph: (209) 385-7627

January 2014


Birth Certificates: $25.00
Death Certificates: $21.00
Fetal Death Certificates: $18.00

*Please note that the fee increase was due to Assembly Bill 1053, a state mandated fee increase of $2.00 per certificate. We apologize for any inconvenience.