Births of children born in Orange County hospitals are automatically registered with the county. Home births must be registered with the county Birth and Death Registration office of the Health Care Agency. Certified copies of birth certificates are available after the original certificate has been registered, usually 15 days after birth.
For those needing copies of birth certificates within the first 60 days after the birth, please contact the Health Care Agency. For all other requests, please contact the Clerk-Recorder Department. Please note that informational copies of birth certificates are now redacted by the state to remove certain personal information before issuance, which can take up to 48 hours.