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Obtain a Certified Copy in Person
You can purchase a certified copy of a death certificate by coming to our office located below. Application can be downloaded and completed prior to coming into the office.
  Hall of Records
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Betteravia Govt. Center
511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 115
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Clerk-Recorder's Office
401 E. Cypress Street, Room 102
Lompoc, CA 93436
 
• For all death certificate orders sent by mail or fax, you must use our application and fee schedule for a certified copy of death record.
Certified Copies Requested by Mail
Mail the completed application to P.O. Box 159, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0159. Make the check or money order payable to Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder.
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The sworn statement on the application, signed under penalty of perjury by the requestor, and the certificate of acknowledgment, also on the application, notarized before a Notary Public MUST be completed.
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The certificate will be returned in 5-10 working days inside the U.S. It will be returned in 5-14 working days if outside the U.S. If you prefer U.S.P.S. Express delivery return to you, please include appropriate fees as indicated on fee schedule; the certificate will be returned in 1-3 working days. We will automatically require you to sign for your Express delivery envelope. Additional fees may apply if you are not there to sign for your envelope.
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You do not need to include a stamped self addressed envelope as the 1st class mail handling fee or expedited mail handling fee eliminates the need for it.
 
Certified Copies Requested by Fax (credit card required)
Fax the completed application to the Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder at (805) 568-2266.
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The sworn statement on the application, signed under penalty of perjury by the requestor, and the certificate of acknowledgment, also on the application, notarized before a Notary Public MUST be completed.
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Fax the credit card authorization form with your application.
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The certificate will be returned in 1-3 working days via U.S.P.S. Express delivery mail.
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We will automatically require you to sign for your Express delivery envelope. Additional fees may apply if you are not there to sign for your envelope.
To obtain a certified copy of a death certificate, select English or Español with fee schedule.
 
 
 
 
   
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