To obtain a copy of a birth certificate by coming to the County Recorder’s office in person:
You will also need to have the following information available when you arrive:
The cost for a certified copy of a birth certificate is $28.00. Payment may be cash, check or money order payable to the Santa Cruz County Recorder.
You may obtain a certified copy at the County Recorder's Office. We are located at: 701 Ocean St., Room 230. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. To obtain a birth certificate by mail, click by mail.