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How Parents Can Request a Filed Copy of a Declaration of Paternity Form

A parent requesting a copy of a completed Declaration of Paternity form filed with the State of California should either complete a Request for a Filed Declaration of Paternity (CS 918) or send a letter*.

When completing the request form, the parent must indicate whether a certified copy or faxed copy of the paternity declaration is being requested.  Next, TYPE or PRINT the following information about the child and the parents:

  1. Child's Name (First, Middle and Last)
  2. Child's County of Birth
  3. Child's Date of Birth
  4. Mother's Name (First, Middle and Last)
  5. Mother's Date of Birth
  6. Father's Name (First, Middle and Last)
  7. Father's Date of Birth

The parent making the request (the requestor) must also TYPE or PRINT the following identifying information:

  1. Requestor's Name
  2. Requestor's Mailing Address and Telephone Number
  3. FAX Number (if requesting a FAX copy of the paternity declaration)
  4. The Requestor's Relationship to the Child

THE REQUESTOR MUST SIGN THE REQUEST FORM – ANY REQUESTS NOT SIGNED WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

All requests should be mailed to:

  DCSS - POP UNIT
  PO BOX 419070
  RANCHO CORDOVA, CA 95741–9070

(Please allow 20 working days for your request to be processed.)

*Note: If you use a letter for your request, please include all the identifying information about the child and parents shown above. Also include the requestor's name, mailing address and signature.

If you have any questions about how to request a filed copy of a Declaration of Paternity form, please contact the POP Team.