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Tulare County

Office of the Assessor/Clerk-Recorder

Birth Records

Birth records are available only in the county in which the birth took place. A listing of contacts in other counties is available here. The Tulare County Health Department (Vital Statistics) keeps records for one year after the date of birth. Records for all years are maintained by the Clerk-Recorder.

Copies of birth certificates can be obtained online, in person or by mail. Visit our Birth Certificate page for information on obtaining a birth certificate online or in person.

To purchase a birth certificate by mail, follow these steps:

  • Download an application by clicking "Birth Records" below. 

  • Follow the instructions on page 4, "Birth Record Copy Application."

  • Have your signature on the application notarized by a notary public.

  • Mail your check or money order made payable to the Tulare County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder.

    • Please do not submit cash with orders requested by mail.

    • The fee for searching a record is not refundable. If no record is found, you will receive a Certificate of No Record.

  • Mail your request and payment to: Tulare County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder at 221 S. Mooney Blvd., Room 105, Visalia, CA 93291- 4593

Please allow seven business days for processing.

Note: The County of Tulare is not responsible for mail delivered by the United States Post Office or any other delivery service.

Birth Records

Application for authorized or information-only copies