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Public Viewing of Vital Records
Los Angeles County


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Information that follows is from the Los Angeles County Register-Recorder/County Clerk.
All questions, not answered here, should be directed to the Register-Recorder/County Clerk.

Certificates and indexes of birth, death and marriage records not exempt from public inspections may be examined at the Los Angeles Office of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays, at 12400 Imperial Highway in Norwalk. In addition to certificates on file, there are indexes of birth, death and marriages available for public inspection as follows:

  • Births prior to 1905 and from 1964 to the present
  • Deaths from 1877 to the present
  • Marriages from 1852 to the present
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Office, Norwalk

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Office in Norwalk. Photo from Google Maps, Copyright 2017 Google.

Records of confidential marriages performed under California law are not available for public review. Certificates and indexes may be examined at no charge unless a deputy is requested to search and/or retrieve more than five records. Random searches of the indexes or the certificates are not allowed. An application is required for each record searched. Information sufficient to identify the requested record must be provided.

Source: Los Angeles County Register-Recorder/County Clerk