Where to Obtain a California Divorce Certificate

Where to Obtain a California Divorce Certificate
Cost of copy: Varies
Remarks: A Certificate of Record includes only the names of the parties to the divorce, the filing date, the county where the divorce was filed, and the court case number - It is not a certified copy of the divorce decree and does not indicate whether the divorce was ever finalized in court. The California Department of Public Health - Vital Records only has information for divorces that were filed with the court between 1962 and June, 1984, and the processing times may exceed six months. For all other years or for a copy of the decree, contact the Superior Court in the county where the event occurred. A personal check or money order should be made payable to CDPH Vital Records. Please do not send cash. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (916) 445-2684. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain a divorce record, as well as current processing times, is available via the California Department of Public Health website. Effective November 1, 2013, CDPH - Vital Records is no longer embossing certified copies of records. Event: Divorce (County) - Decrees Cost of copy: Varies Address: See remarks Remarks: Contact the Clerk of Superior Court in county where the divorce was granted. Contact information is available via the California Department of Public Health website.