Correcting or Amending Vital Records
If you would like information on such subjects as how to correct a vital record or amend a birth certificate to reflect a legal name change, please select from the items below.
Information about Amendments, Delayed Registrations, Name Changes, and a variety of other subjects is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. To read any of these files, Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed. To download free Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
To order amendment forms (with informational pamphlet), click on CDPH-VR Forms. Please allow two weeks for delivery.
You can also get these forms from the County Recorder's Office.
To speak with a Spanish-speaking attendant about amendment issues, please call (916) 552-8192.
Type of Request
Affidavit to Amend a Birth Record (PDF)
Affidavit to Amend a Death Record (PDF)
Affidavit to Amend a Marriage Record (PDF)
Correcting Gender Errors on Birth Certificates (PDF)
Court Order Delayed Certificate of Marriage (PDF)
Court Order Delayed Registration of Birth (PDF)
Court Order Delayed Registration of Death (PDF)
Court Order Delayed Registration of Fetal Death (PDF)
Court Order Name Change (PDF)
Delayed Registration of Birth (PDF)
Name Equality Act of 2007 (PDF)
Obtaining a New Birth Certificate After Gender Reassignment (PDF)
Out-of-Hospital Birth (PDF)
Supplemental Name Report - Birth (PDF)