If you are not an
authorized person, you will receive a certified copy with the statement INFORMATIONAL,
NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY across the face of the
document, and you will also have to fill out a form.
You will need to
download the forms available on this site.
You will need to sign
both the Sworn Statement (and sign under penalty of perjury), and have
the Certificate of Acknowledgment notarized if you want a certified
copy. (As an authorized person)
All these forms must
be mailed to the Santa Cruz County Recorder office along with the proper
Please note the
instructions for requesting an “Informational” copy. You only need to
fill out the Applicant and Registrant portions, and send the proper fee.
If we receive only the
Applicant and Registrant portion filled out, we will keep the fee and
send you an “Informational” copy.
Persons” are required to fill out the perjury and acknowledgement forms.
You will receive a certified copy for your records.
Please read the
INSTRUCTIONS page regarding the above.
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To request a certified copy of a
Death Certificate by mail you will need to provide us with the following
information. On a piece of paper, type or print the following:
·The decedent's full name at the time of death.
·The date of death.
·The decedent's date of birth, if known.
·The address where copy is to be mailed.
The cost is $21.00. Please DO NOT send cash. Send your request and
information along with a postal or bank money order or cashier's check for
$21.00 (personal checks are not accepted by mail). For out of country requests
payment must be by International Money Order. Make payment payable to:
Santa Cruz County Recorder.
The cost for searching a record is not refundable if the record is not found.
Please allow three working days after receipt to process your request.
For more information, please call us
during office hours, at (831) 454-2800, Mon-Fri, -
Fax 831-454-3169. Click to
E-Mail We are located at 701 Ocean St., Rm. 230, Santa
Cruz, CA, 95060.
Se Habla Espańol.