Riverside County Office of Vital Records

Pursuant to California Health & Safety Code Sections 102275-103395, the Riverside County Office of Vital Records registers all births, deaths and fetal deaths that occur within the county of Riverside. 

In addition, this office is responsible for:

  • Issuing certified and informational copies of birth and deaths that occurred in Riverside County for this year and last year
  • Issuing burial permits
  • Registering Out-of-Hospital births

Our mission is to provide a professional atmosphere while giving our clients friendly, accurate, and timely service in a respectful and sincere manner. 

To obtain certified copies of birth or death records for 2020 or earlier, please contact the County of Riverside Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder at (951) 955-6200 or visit their website


County Holiday Closures

  • New Year's Day    Monday, January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day    Monday, January 15
  • Abraham Lincoln's Birthday    Monday, February 12
  • George Washington's Birthday    Monday, February 19
  • Memorial Day    Monday, May 27
  • Juneteenth     Wednesday, June 19
  • Independence Day    Thursday, July 4
  • Labor Day    Monday, September 2
  • Columbus Day & Indigenous Peoples' Day    Monday, October 14
  • Veterans' Day    Friday, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day    Thursday, November 28
  • Day After Thanksgiving    Friday, November 29
  • Christmas Day    Wednesday, December 25

Contact Information

Office of Vital Records
4065 County Circle Drive, Suite 102
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: (951)358-5068
Email: vitalrecords@ruhealth.org

Hours and Location
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

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Emergency Filing

The Riverside County Local Registration District (LRD) offers emergency filing to accommodate religious and cultural beliefs that require interment within 48 hours of death. To be eligible the disposition must be scheduled within 48 hours of death.

Emergency Filing

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Please use our contact to email the Office of Vital Records regarding registering a birth or death or requesting certified copies of a birth or death that occurred this year or last year. Someone will respond to your email within 1 business day. We also answer questions about acquiring a burial permit.

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