Death Certificate

Wildfire impacting multiple Counties

Have you lost or sustained damages from resent wildfires?

You can get your Nevada County Vital records replaced at NO COST per Governor Gavin Newsom Emergency Proclamation 07/2021

Nevada County Recorder maintains the death records for those death that occurred in Nevada County.

Who May Receive a Copy

California Health and Safety Code Section 103526, permits only authorized persons as defined on the Online Application to receive certified copies for Identification purposes of birth and/or death records. Senate Bill 1614, Chapter 712 passed, which prohibits the display of vital records indexes on the Internet.

Those who are not authorized by law may receive a certified copy with the words "Informational, Not a Valid Document to Establish Identity’.

Order a Certified Copy of a Vital Record

There are four methods to order a copy of a vital record filed in Nevada County, California:  

  1. Requests made in person at Nevada County Recorder’s Office must have the Application Form (PDF) completed before coming into the office.
  2. Mail the completed and notarized Application Form (PDF) along with a check or money order, made payable to Nevada County Recorder:
    Nevada County Recorder
    950 Maidu Avenue
    Nevada City, California 95959
  3. Order the copy using your credit card by faxing the completed and notarized Application Form (PDF)(s) to 530-265-9842. Then call 530-265-1221 to provide credit card information. Additional $2.00 credit card fee
  4. Order online through VitalChek.
    There is an additional $7 VitalChek fee for VitalChek orders.


Effective January 1, 2022, the State of California will be increasing the price of Death Records to $24

  • Death Record $21 per certified copy
  • Additional $3.00 shipping and handling (For mailed and faxed Applications)

 State Vital Records Office.