Birth Certificate Information
To Obtain a Copy of a Birth Certificate
When babies are born at Lodi Memorial Hospital, the hospital completes the birth certificate for the newborn and files it with the county where the baby is born. By law, the hospital cannot keep a copy of the birth certificate.
To obtain a certified copy of a San Joaquin County birth certificate, an application form must be completed and a sworn statement must be signed. Phone requests for copies of birth certificates are not accepted by the county. There is a $25 fee, and ID must be provided.
For Children Under Two Years Old
Birth certificates may be picked up at the San Joaquin County Public Health Services office in Stockton. Or, you can can use the application statement if needed (often an option for those who are not local and wish to receive it via mail).
San Joaquin County Public Health Services
1601 E. Hazelton Ave.
Stockton, California 95205
For Children Older than Two Years Old
The application form and statement may be obtained from the website or picked up at the following location:
San Joaquin County Recorder’s Office
44 N. San Joaquin St.
2nd Floor, Ste. 260
Stockton, California 95202