In accordance with the County of San Diego Health Officer Order regarding COVID-19, starting Monday March 23, 2020, we are adapting how all services are provided until further notice.
Vital Records requests available ONLINE or by MAIL:
- Birth Certificates
- Death Certificates
Vital Records requests available by MAIL only:
- Burial Permits
Other services provided by APPOINTMENT only:
- Home Birth Registration
- Medical Marijuana Identification Card
Vital Records phone and E-mail information services will remain available.
- Main line: 619-692-5733
- E-mail Contact: VRInfo.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov
- Mailing Address: HHSA Office of Vital Records, 3851 Rosecrans Street, MS P529, San Diego CA 92110
For more information from the County of San Diego about the coronavirus disease and real-time updates please visit www.sandiegocounty.gov/coronavirus or sign up for text message updates by texting COSD COVID19 to 468-311.
For more information send us an email or phone (619) 692-5733.
Pursuant to California Health & Safety Code 103050, a Permit for Disposition of Human Remains (Burial Permit) must be issued for each death at the time of registration for burial or cremation.
This information applies to the public who are requesting a Permit for Disposition of Human Remains.
A Permit for Disposition of Human Remains (Burial Permit) must be issued for each death at the time of registration for burial or cremation. If cremated remains are divided for placement at more than one location, a Permit for Disposition of Human Remains (Burial Permit) must be issued for each location. In addition, a burial permit is needed for the following:
- Shipping the remains out of the state or country.
- Scattering cremains on land or at sea.
- Deeming the remains for scientific use.
- Shipping the remains into the State of California.
- When disinterment is required for moving the remains to another location other than a new location within the same cemetery.
- When remains are temporarily stored.
Burial permits can be obtained in person or by mail.
To Obtain a Burial Permit BY MAIL
To request a burial permit, you need to completely fill out theApplication and Permit for Disposition of Human Remains. Its important that the permit is filled out completely in BLACK INK and correctly; Cross-outs, type-over, white outs, erasures, etc. are unacceptable. See sample on how to complete a burial permit.
Please return the completed permit along with an Original Death Certificate or Original Transit/Burial Permit. If your request does not include these items, it will be rejected as incomplete and returned to you without being processed.
The cost for a burial permit is $12.00. Payment may be check or money order payable to County of San Diego Public Health Services. DO NOT SEND CASH.
Office Mailing Address:
HHSA Office of Vital Records MS P529