Certified copies of death certificates for the current year and the previous year may be purchased at our office, located at 351 Tres Pinos Road, Suite A-202, Hollister CA 95023. If the person died in San Benito County, you may obtain a certified copy from this office. If the county is not known, please contact the State Office of Vital Records.
Death certificates are currently $21 and must be paid with cash only. Please bring the exact amount for faster processing. Our office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please arrive by no later than 4:30 PM to ensure time to fill out the application properly.
Older death certificates may be purchased in person at the County Clerk-Recorder’s office at 440 Fifth Street, Second Floor Room 206, Hollister, CA 95023.
Obtaining Certified Copies of Death Records
Processing fees are deposited upon receiving your request.
Did You Know The Guidelines For Ordering Birth And Death Certificates Has Changed?
Due to the increased occurrence of identity theft, new laws were passed to protect birth and death records from misuse. These laws went into effect July 1, 2003. The California Health and Safety Code, Sections 103526, will permit only authorized individuals to receive certified copies of birth and death records. Those who are not authorized by law to receive certified copies will receive certified copies marked “INFORMATION, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY.”
In The Case Of Death Records, The New Law Describes An Authorized Person As:
San Benito County does not accept online orders.
Public Health Division
Fax (831) 637-9073
TDD/TTY (831) 636-0385
Toll-free (800) 756-0385
Mon-Fri 8AM – 5PM
Martin Fenstersheib, MD, MPH