Vital Records

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Amador County was formed in 1854 however birth and death records, for events that occurred in this County, are only available from 1872 to current.

There was no law in the State of California requiring the registration of a birth or death until 1915.  For that reason many earlier records are not registered in this office.  If you find this is the case with a record you are researching, you may contact the Amador County Archives or the Amador County Library to see if they have any information on the birth or death record you are researching. 
The fee for a birth certificate is $25.00 per copy and for a death certificate is $21.00 per copy.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THE COUNTY CLERK/RECORDER'S OFFICE CAN ONLY ACCEPT PAYMENT IN THE FOLLOWING FORMS: CHECK, MONEY ORDER OR CASH.

NO DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS

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 ***New Law Effective July 1, 2003***

Effective July 1, 2003, the California Health and Safety Code, Section 103526, will permit only authorized individuals to receive certified copies of birth and death records.  Those who are not authorized by law to receive an authorized certified copy will receive a certified copy marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."

The new law describes an authorized person as:

  • The registrant or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant.
  • 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 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.
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant.
  • 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.

In order to obtain a certified copy after July 1, 2003, you MUST complete the sworn statement included on the birth certificate request form and sign the statement under penalty of perjury.  If you mail your request, your sworn statement must be NOTARIZED.  If your mailed request indicates that you want a certified copy but does not include a notarized statement sworn under penalty of perjury, an "Informational" copy will be returned to you.

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Please return the request form, your payment in the form of a check or money order (made payable to the Amador County Recorder) and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Amador County Recorder
810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642

Your certificates are usually mailed within 1 to 2 business days from receipt.

REQUEST FORM FOR AUTHORIZED CERTIFIED COPY OF A BIRTH OR DEATH RECORD 

*Amador County EDRS Procedures*

 

REQUEST FORM FOR INFORMATIONAL CERTIFIED COPY OF A BIRTH OR DEATH RECORD

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Marriage records are available from 1854 to current for licenses ISSUED in Amador County. 
The fee for a certified copy of a marriage certificate is $15.00 per copy 

If the ceremony was performed in Amador County but the license was issued in another County, you must go to the County where the license was ISSUED in order to obtain a certified copy.


**Effective January 1, 2010** Assembly Bill 130, amended Section 103525 of the Health & Safety Code to include Public Marriage Licenses.  See the information above under "New Law Effective July 1, 2003" for authorized parties.

REQUEST FORM FOR AN AUTHORIZED CERTIFIED COPY OF A MARRIAGE RECORD 

REQUEST FORM FOR INFORMATIONAL CERTIFIED COPY OF A MARRIAGE RECORD

Certified copies of Confidential Marriage records are only available to people who were a party to the marriage or by court order (Family Code 509 & 511).  Informational Copies cannot be issued.

REQUEST FORM FOR A CONFIDENTIAL MARRIAGE RECORD

 

 

 

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