Native American Death Certificates

Sovereign Bodies Institute filed this request with the County Clerk of Merced County, CA.
Est. Completion None
Fix Required


From: Sovereign Bodies Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Informational copies of all American Indian and Alaska Native death certificates held by the Merced County Clerk's office.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Sovereign Bodies Institute


In response to your Public Records Act request dated April 7, 2021 submitted to the County Clerk's Office, please be advised that informational copies of death certificates can be retrieved in any of the three ways listed below.

1. Submit a completed application which can be found online at
* $21.00 per Certificate

1. Order on<>
* $ 12.95 for Processing Fee
* $21.00 Per Certificate
* $19.00 for priority mail

1. Come into our office and order
* $21.00 per Certificate

Should you have any further questions please contact the Clerk/Recorder's office at (209) 385-7627.

Sandra Forte
Legal Assistant, Merced County Counsel
2222 M Street, Room 309
Merced, CA 95340
Tel--(209) 385-7564 ext. 4470
Fax-(209) 726-1337

Confidentiality Notice: This electronic mail transmission may contain privileged and/or confidential information only for use by the intended recipient(s). Any usage, distribution, copying or disclosure by any other person, other than the intended recipient is strictly prohibited and may be subject to civil action and/or criminal penalties. If you received this transmission in error, please notify the sender by reply email or by telephone and delete the transmission.


There are no files associated with this request.