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Office of Vital Statistics
1947 Center Street 2nd.Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-5320, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-5315
Office Hours: Mon-Thu, 8:30AM-4PM (General Public) - Orders placed before 11AM will be ready for pick-up after 2PM on the same day. Orders placed after 11AM will be ready after 2PM on the next business day., Email:


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Welcome to the Office of Vital Statistics at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Health, Housing & Community Services Department.

Effective February 1st, 2016 Berkeley Vital Records will only issue Certificates for the first 5 years after the Birth or Death. After 5 years of birth or death, the certificate can be obtained by contacting the Alameda County Recorder's Office, (510) 272-6362. The City of Berkeley Vital Records maintains documentation of births and deaths that occurred within Berkeley City limits and for the last 5 years of the event only. After 5 years of birth or death, the certificate can be obtained by contacting the Alameda County Recorders Office. If a birth or death occurred outside Berkeley, contact the county, state, or country in which the event occurred to request the record.  City of Berkeley does not issue marriage certificates.  Contact the Alameda County Recorder at (510) 272-6363 for marriages in Berkeley.

The Office of Vital Statistics is CLOSED EVERY FRIDAY of each month in addition to City holidays and Reduced Service Days. Please see below for an individual listing of City holidays and Reduced Service Days so that you may plan your trip accordingly. -

Holiday Schedule - Calendar Year 2016   
(Building will be CLOSED to the public and without mail services)
New Year's Day - Friday, January 1st, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 18th, 2016 
Lincoln's Birthday - Friday, February 12th, 2016
Washington's Birthday (AKA President's Day)- Monday, February 15th, 2016
Malcolm X Day - Friday, May 20th, 2016 
Memorial Day - Monday, May 30th, 2016 
Independence Day - Monday, July 4th, 2016
Labor Day - Monday, September 5th, 2016 
Indigenous People's Day (AKA Columbus Day) - Monday, October 10th, 2016
Veteran's Day - Friday, November 11th, 2016
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24th, 2016 
Thanksgiving Holiday - Friday, November 25th, 2016
Christmas Day Observed - Monday, December 26th, 2016 

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Office of Vital Statistics, 1947 Center Street 2nd.Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-5320
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903