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Amendment - Manuals of Procedures


Here you will find some important material that can be used to correctly amend a birth or death record with the California Department of Public Health.  By clicking on the links bellow you will download the manuals of procedures that the State Health Department prepared for you.  

Amend a Birth Record

Amend a Death Record

(to add 1st and middle name to a Birth Certificate when those fields are empty)

If you have more questions regarding amending a record, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.   Make sure to enter your complete information, such as phone for contact or physical address.

Quick Guides:    

       Amending a Birth Record

       Adding Father's Name to a Birth Record

       Correcting a Birth Record after a Court Order Name Change         


All forms above are in .PDF format and require the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded from the website link bellow by clicking on the image: 

get adobe reader




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