Birth, Death & Marriage Records

Welcome To Our Vital Records Web Site

Marc Tonnesen
Assessor/Recorder

I am honored to serve the citizens of Solano County and thank you for having the confidence in me to elect me Assessor/Recorder.

As your elected representative, I am committed to ensuring good public service and want you to receive a certified copy of birth, marriage or death certificate in a timely manner. 

On behalf of the staff, I would like to welcome you to our Vital Records website.

Copies may be requested on-line, by mail or in person.  Please follow the instructions below.

Any time that you have a question or concern, please contact my office and staff will be happy to assist you.  
Thank you.
 

Important Please Read....
 
VITAL RECORD FEES:
Birth Certificates - $30.00

Death Certificates - $23.00

Marriage Certificates - $17.00
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Certified Copies of Birth, Death & Public Marriage Certificates, for events which occurred in Solano County, may be ordered either: 
 IN PERSON; ON-LINE, OR BY MAIL.

(Copies of Confidential Marriage Certificates must be obtained from the County Clerk's Office.

If you were adopted, please state on your application that you were adopted and include your mother's maiden name.  If you were adopted and want a copy of your original birth certificate, you will need to obtain a court order and submit the request to the State Office of Vital Records in Sacramento.

PUBLIC COUNTER Hours:  10 am-4 pm; Monday - Friday
TELEPHONE Hours:  9 am-4 pm; Monday - Friday
707-784-6294 or email:  recorder@solanocounty.com

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You may DROP OFF your marriage license for registration  Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm, excluding holidays.

Licenses that are received during the week, are registered the following Monday and Tuesday,  PROVIDED REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS ARE MET. If all requirements were met for registration the certificate will be available for pick up on Wednesday.  For Licenses submitted by mail, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for processing.
 
If the license does NOT meet registration requirements, it will be returned to the Officiant for correction.
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TO APPLY IN PERSON:

Vital Records is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  In most cases when applying in person, you will receive the certificate while you are here.  Please note that on rare occasions  Vital Records may need to request a copy from the State Office of Vital Records which could take up to an additional two (2) weeks.  Please bring your photo I.D. and the appropriate fee. 

Ordering by Mail
  Birth Certificate (for adoptions, see below)
    Send $30.00 along with completed application and notarized sworn statement
  Death Certificate
    Send $23.00 along with completed application and notarized sworn statement
  Marriage Certificate
    Send $17.00, along with completed application and notarized sworn statement

For your convenience you may process online requests for birth, death and marriage records through an independent company, VitalChek Network, Inc. that the Recorder partnered with to provide you this service.  There is a $7.00 charge by VitalChek plus the cost of the certified copy.  All major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover® MasterCard® or Visa®.  The appropriate application form will need to be completed and signed before a notary public, then mailed or faxed to Solano County's Vital Records Office.  Fax:  707-784-9002 or emailed to Recorder@solanocounty.com.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, YOU MAY PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE:

PLEASE ALLOW 2 TO 3 WEEKS TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST.

1.  Your order cannot be processed until your notarized sworn statement is received.  Orders are processed in the order in which the sworn statement was received, and may take up to 3 weeks.  If you faxed your sworn statement and would like to confirm receipt, please email Vital Records at Recorder@solanocounty.comand we will respond back via email at our earliest convenience.   Our Office will not confirm receipt of faxes over the phone.

2.  When submitting your application through VitalChek, you will be given the option to have your certificate sent regular mail or by UPS.  (Selecting USPdelivery DOES NOT expedite the processing of your request, but is just an optional delivery method.)  Please note that if you select UPS, a signature is  required for delivery.   Three attempts will be made to deliver your package before returning it to Vital Records.  Once a package is returned to Vital Records, you will be responsible for any return charges that may be incurred by Vital Records.

3.  If there are any issues regarding your application, Vital Records will contact  you via email. You may also check the status of your order by submitting an emaill to  Recorder@solanocounty.com


PLEASE ALLOW 2 TO 3 WEEKS TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST.


For convenience, if you would like to place an online order, please go to http://www.vitalchek.com/, or click on the link below.


If you would like to mail in your request, you can download the appropriate application below.  Please have your sworn statement notarized and include a pre-printed check or money order made out to "VITAL RECORDS".  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHECK IS "PRE-PRINTED" WITH YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS. Upon receipt of the completed application with payment included, your order will be processed.

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PLEASE ALLOW 2 TO 3 WEEKS TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST.

TO ORDER BY MAIL, EITHER PRINT THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION BELOW, OR CONTACT VITAL RECORDS TO MAIL YOU AN APPLICATION. 

If there are any issues regarding your application, Vital Records may email you for clarification or return your application along with the reason for the return.


NOTICE: All orders must be accompanied by the attached sworn statement
Application and Sworn Statement for Birth Certificates
Application and Sworn Statement for Death Certificates
Application and Sworn Statement for Marriage Certificates
Click here to download the PDF reader from Adobe

All requests are to be mailed to
Vital Records
Solano County Assessor/Recorder
675 Texas Street Suite 2700.
Fairfield, CA 94533-6338
FAX:  (707) 784-9002
EMAIL: 
Recorder@solanocounty.com

PLEASE ALLOW 2 TO 3 WEEKS TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST.

Other Contact Numbers
  To change a name on a birth certificate requires a court order (707) 207-7330
  To obtain a license to get married, contact the County Clerk's Office (707) 784-7510
  For divorce record, contact the Courts (707) 207-7340
  For the Recorder's office for property recording information (707) 784-6290
  For more information on obtaining birth certificates for adopted children (707) 784-6294

You can call our office for any other questions regarding birth, death, or marriage certificates at 707-784-6294 or email us at Recorder@solanocounty.com.

Location
Vital Records
Assessor/Recorder's Office
675 Texas Street, Ste. 2700
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 784-6294
Email: 
Recorder@solanocounty.com


Map to 675 Texas St


PUBLIC COUNTER Hours: Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm, except Holidays
PHONE Hours:  Monday through Friday 9 am to 4pm, except Holidays