Military Discharge Records

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Requests can be made in person or by mail. We do not accept requests for copies of documents by phone, fax, or email. Please be sure the information you supply is complete and accurate.

Our location, hours, and mailing address are on our Contact Us page. Request forms and instructions are located on our forms page.

We can provide certified copies free of charge for persons who had their discharge recorded in Fresno County. For persons whose discharge was recorded in other counties, please contact that county's Recorder. Fresno County's Veterans Service Office can assist in obtaining information from other agencies.

To obtain a certified copy of discharge records you must be one of the following:

  • The person who is subject of the record
  • A family member or legal representative of person who is subject of the record
  • County office that provides veteran's benefits upon written request of that office
  • United States Official upon written request of that official

 

What you need to provide:

If you order in person If you order by mail
  • Name of veteran
  • Complete sections 1 through 4 on the form. Your signature must be witnessed by a clerk in our office. It does not need to be notarized.
  • Photo ID required
  • Name of veteran
  • Complete sections 1 through 5 on the form. Your signature must be notarized.
  • The name and address of the person or agency to whom the copies are to be returned
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