SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — If you need extra birth, death, or marriage certificates, you may have to wait.

California is facing a shortage of official certificate paper because the only place that makes it went out of business.

Sekuworks, the Ohio-based company that made the highly specialized paper, closed suddenly, leaving California in the lurch.

When Joe and Danielle Snow ordered a copy of their newborn daughter’s birth certificate the Stanislaus County Clerk told them they could only get one.

Fortunately, one was all they wanted.

“How many do you really need?” said Joe. “I mean hopefully you can keep it in a file cabinet or a safe enough place where you`re not going to lose it.”

The Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder`s office said they have enough for now, but they may be in short supply soon.