Death Records and Burial Permits

To obtain copies of records that are more than 12 months old, please visit the Napa County Clerk Recorders Office Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Fees

Certified Death Certificates $21
Certified Fetal Death Certificate $18
Burial/Disposition Permit $12

Methods of Payment

  • Check or Money Order (Payment made to “County of Napa")
  • Credit or Debit Card (there is a fee of $2.50 for this service)

Who can obtain a certified copy?

Pursuant to Health and Safety Code 103526c, the following individuals are entitled to an AUTHORIZED Certified Copy of a birth record.

  • The person listed on the certificate (registrant) or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse or domestic partner of the registrant
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record in order to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant's estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant's estate

How to Apply

In-Person

Mail-In Request

  • Applicant must complete a Death Certificate Application Form and sign the sworn statement in the presence of a notary public
  • Applicant must mail the application, sworn statement, and the $21 fee per copy requested to

Napa County Vital Statistics
2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive
Napa, CA 94558

  • Please do not send cash.
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your documents.

Burial Permits for Disinterment

If remains or cremains are being moved from the location where they are legally interred, a new Disposition Permit is required. In order to process this, the following items are necessary

  • A copy of the death certificate or original burial permit
  • A Photo ID
  • Information about where the remains are to be located in Napa County 

Apostille

If the country to which you are traveling requires an Apostille or Certification; you must obtain a certified copy of the record from the Napa County Recorder. The California Secretary of State will only provide authentication of the County Clerk or Recorder’s signature. To obtain copies of these records, contact the Napa County Registrar-Recorder.