Health and Human Services Agency

Margaret Williams

(530) 642-7164

The Vital Statistics Office of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has been recognized by the State of California for its efficiency in service. Each year, the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics and Informatics provides the Local Registration Efficiency Award (Medium District) to the top counties in the State that most efficiently process their county’s information into the State’s Electronic Death Registry System.  

On average last year, counties across California entered and verified death information into the State’s data tracking system within 3.45 hours. El Dorado County entered and verified its local data on average within 1.25 hours. This is the second year in a row that El Dorado County’s Vital Statistics Office has received the efficiency award from the State.  

According to Maria Loera, Deputy Local Registrar for El Dorado County Vital Statistics, the award is meaningful because it shows that the agency and local mortuaries are focused on providing good customer service. “The sooner we can gather, enter and verify the information, the more quickly we can issue a death certificate for the family,” said Loera. “This really helps families take care of needs and have resolution sooner during a difficult time.” 

The El Dorado County Vital Statistics Office team works closely with local mortuaries and health care providers to receive and verify information needed for death certificates. The office registers births and deaths that occur in El Dorado County and issues death and birth certificates, as well as burial permits. The Vital Statistics Office is located in the Public Health building at 931 Spring Street in Placerville. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Additional information about the Vital Statistics Office can be obtained by calling (530) 621-6121 or visiting


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