Vital Statistics


The following processes will continue:

  • Online registration of Birth and Death Certificates & issuing Disposition Permits.
  • Faxing unlock requests.
  • Mail in orders for certified copies, permit payments & transit letters can be submitted online or via postal mail and will be mailed to you.
  • Walk-in permits can be submitted via postal mail and will be mailed back to you.

Napa County Health and Human Services Agency, Office of Vital Statistics is responsible for registering all births and deaths that take place within the County of Napa only. The office of Vital Statistics provides birth and death certificates for births and deaths within the last 12 months. Vital Statistics also issues permits for the disposition of human remains, provides data for reporting of communicable diseases to the State of California, and processes applications for the California Medical Marijuana ID Card (MMIC) Program.

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.


Birth Records and Out-of-Hospital Births

Obtain a certified copy of a Birth Record. A certified copy of a birth record is required to obtain a driver’s license, passport, and other services related to a person’s identity. 

Death Records

Obtain a certified copy of a Death Record. A certified copy of a death record may be required to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify Social Security and obtain other services related to identity. Death Records page

Information for Funeral Homes

View and download office policies, forms, and information about emergency filing. Funeral Agent Information page

Medical Marijuana ID Cards

Obtain a Medical Marijuana ID Card. Napa County Residents with a recommendation from a physician may apply for and receive Medical Marijuana ID Cards for themselves and their primary caregiver. Medical Marijuana ID Card page


  • Certified Birth Certificates $28
  • Death Certificates $21
  • Fetal Death Certificates $18
  • Burial Permits $12
  • Medical Marijuana ID Card
    • Non Medi-Cal $100
    • Medi-Cal $50
    • County Medical Services Program (CMSP) $0

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)