CA Health & Safety Code Section 102235

Notwithstanding any other provisions of law relating to retention of public records, the State Registrar may cause the original records of birth, death and marriage filed under this part to be destroyed if all of the following requirements have been met:


One year has elapsed since the date of registration of the records.


The birth, death, or marriage records have been reproduced onto microfilm or optical disk or by any other technique that does not permit additions, deletions, or changes to the original document in compliance with Section 12168.7 for recording of permanent records or nonpermanent records.


Adequate provisions are made that the permanent storage medium reflects additions or corrections to the records.


A permanent copy is maintained in a manner that permits it to be used for all purposes served by the original record.


A permanent copy has been stored at a separate physical location in a place and manner that will reasonably assure its preservation indefinitely against loss or destruction.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 102235’s source at ca​.gov