Certificate of Identity
In accordance with California State Law, The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder now requires that a "Certificate of Identity" accompany all mail/fax applications for an authorized certified copy of a Birth or Death Certificate. The Certificate of Identity must be signed in the presence of a Notary.
You must be one of the following to receive an authorized copy of a Birth or Death Certificate: individual named on certificate, parent, legal guardian/custodian, grandparent, grandchild, child, sibling, spouse/domestic partner, attorney for individual/estate of individual or representative of an adoption agency.
You may access and print the Certificate of Identity form from this page:
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Certificate of Identity ( http://regrec.co.la.ca.us/recorder/pdfs/COI.pdf )
For general information on obtaining a certified copy of a Vital Record from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder, click here:
Birth, Death and Marriage Records/Copies ( http://regrec.co.la.ca.us/recorder/birth_death.htm )