Government Code § 6107.
(a) No public entity, including the state, a county, city, or other political subdivision, nor any officer or employee thereof, including notaries public, shall demand or receive any fee or compensation for doing any of the following:
(1) Recording, indexing, or issuing certified copies of any discharge, certificate of service, certificate of satisfactory service, notice of separation, or report of separation of any member of the Armed Forces of the United States.
(2) Furnishing a certified copy of, or searching for, any public record that is to be used in an application or claim for a pension, allotment, allowance, compensation, insurance (including automatic insurance), or any other benefits under any act of Congress for service in the Armed Forces of the United States or under any law of this state relating to veterans' benefits.
(3) Furnishing a certified copy of, or searching for, any public record that is required by the Veterans Administration to be used in determining the eligibility of any person to participate in benefits made available by the Veterans Administration.
(4) Rendering any other service in connection with an application or claim referred to in paragraph (2) or (3).
(b) A certified copy of any record referred to in subdivision (a) may be made available only to one of the following:
(1) The person who is the subject of the record upon presentation of proper photo identification.
(2) A family member or legal representative of the person who is the subject of the record upon presentation of proper photo identification and certification of their relationship to the subject of the record.
(3) A county office that provides veteran’s benefits services upon written request of that office.
(4) A United States official upon written request of that official. A public officer or employee is liable on his or her official bond for failure or refusal to render the services.