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Frequently Asked Questions – Vital Records
For more information please see our page regarding Who Can Request Copies.
|Application Method||Processing Time|
|In Person||Same Day to 1 Business Day|
|By Mail||1 to 10 Business Days|
|By Fax||1 to 3 Business Days|
If you are requesting authorized copies in person, you should be prepared to show valid government issued identification.
If you are submitting your order for authorized copies by mail or fax, please complete the sworn statement portion of the application in the presence of a notary public. The notary public must also complete the Certificate of Acknowledgment portion of the application, verifying the identity of the applicant.
Amendments (Changes to Vital Records)
If you are interested in a court ordered name change, information can be found on the Santa Barbara Superior Court website.
If you would like to correct or amend a name on a birth, death, or marriage certificate, please visit the California Department of Public Health's page on Correcting or Amending Vital Records .
Please note, the record should be requested from the county in which the birth took place, not the county where the adoption occurred. If you are unsure of the location of birth, the request can be made through the California Department of Public Health .
For more information, please see our page on Birth Certificates.