Funeral Home Information
Funeral homes may submit request to unlock records, refile permits, appointments for a Letter of Transport, order status and general questions by emailing VS@dph.sbcounty.gov
Due to COVID – Orders are currently expected to be sent by mail and have a estimated time for arrival of 2 weeks. You may walk in to request 1 order a day, in case of emergencies. For further information please email us.
After-hours filing is available on weekends and holidays for the immediate filing of death certificates and burial permits. There is a fee for all after-hours filings and the need for emergency filing must be demonstrated (e.g. religious reasons, shipping out of the country).
The mortuary must ensure that the death certificate and burial permit are completed in EDRS, and ready for acceptance by the local registrar (our staff). Mortuary staff may then call the number below to request filing on an emergency basis (must state reason). Our staff will assist with the completion of the filing. Please note that the Emergency Filing Fee will apply.
Emergency Filing Hours
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday, and all County Holidays.
Emergency Filing Phone Number
Only active after hours. For mortuary use only
|Birth Certificate||$ 28.00|
|Burial Permit||$ 12.00|
|Death Certificate||$ 21.00|
|Emergency Filing Fee||$ 50.00|
|Fetal Death Certificate||$ 18.00|
|Letter of Transport||$ 10.00|
|Refile Permit (Additional to Burial Permit)||$ 2.00|
County Observed Holidays
New Year’s Day, January 1st
Martin Luther King Jr., January 21st
President’s Day, February 18th
Memorial Day, May 27th
Independence Day, July 4th
Labor Day, September 7th
Columbus Day, October 12th
Veteran’s Day, November 11th
Thanksgiving, November 28th and 29th
Christmas, December 24th and 25th
New Year’s Eve, December 31st