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Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Fees Increase Jan. 1

county_clerk_logoLos Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan recently gave public notice that effective Jan. 1, 2012, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will implement a $2.00 fee increase for certified copies of birth and death records. 

Fees for certified copies of birth records will increase from $19.00 to $21.00 and $12.00 to $14.00 for death records.

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Assembly Bill 1053, signed into law by Governor Brown, amended California Health and Safety Code Section 103625 (a) and (b) to authorize a $6.00 fee increase to the base fee for certified copies. The fee increase will be spread out over a three-year period, with a $2.00 increase on Jan. 1, 2012, a second $2.00 increase on Jan. 1, 2013 and a third $2.00 increase on Jan. 1, 2014.

Certified copies of birth and death certificates may be obtained from any Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Office weekdays (excluding holidays) as follows at all six offices, including the two closts to the Santa Clarita Valley:

Van Nuys
14340 W. Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m.
Phone (818) 376-3700}

1028 W. Avenue J2
Lancaster, CA 93534
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone (661) 945-6446

Information on how to obtain a copy of a birth record is available from the RR/CC website at or by calling one of the RR/CC offices.

For additional information abourt the fee increase, call Portia Sanders, Manager, RR/CC Public Records Division, at (562) 462-2081, or Maggie Lien, Assistant Manager, RR/CC Public Records Division, at (562) 462-2983.