C​lerk/Recorder Updates​

Valentine's Day

  • The Clerk/Recorder’s downtown office will be open for extend hours on Friday, February 14th until 8:00 p.m. for marriage licenses and ceremony services.  Additional fees apply after 5:00 p.m.  Appointments are requested. Please call our office for availability if you do not see any open appointments on our site.  

  • Please note - the office will be closed Monday, February 17th for Lincoln's Birthday.

Clerk Fee Change

  • Eff​ective January 1, 2020, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) environmental document filing fees increase​​d pursuant to Section 711.4 of the Fish and Game Code.

Recording Fee Change

  • Eff​ective January 1, 2020, pursuant to Government Code (Gov 27361.3), the fee to record a Government Release of Lien document increased from $8.00 to $20.00 due to the passage of Senate Bill 780 (0).​

Grantor/Grantee Index Se​​arch

  • Sta​rting June 24, 2019, the Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder’s Office transitioned to a new Grantor/Grantee Index system. To access the new search portal, click on the Records Search icon above. Please update any Clerk/Recorder Search favorites or shortcuts you have to the new Public Search page.

The County Clerk/Recorder strives to provide responsive, efficient, and cost-effective service to customers while maintaining the highest degree of respect, fairness, public trust and integrity.  Such service is balanced to reflect compliance with statutory requirements and the needs of our customers.

Our office carries out the following functions on behalf of Sacramento County: 

  • Issues and registers marriage licenses 
  • Performs civil marriage ceremonies 
  • Registers notaries public, process servers, professional photocopiers, legal document assistants (LDAs), and unlawful detainer assistants (UDAs)
  • Files environmental impact reports
  • Records or files authorized documents and maps 
  • Preserves the official archive of legally recordable documents 
  • Maintains records of all marriages, births, and deaths occurring within Sacramento County (Note: Divorce records are maintained by the Superior Court.) 
  • Issues birth, death and marriage certificates, and certified copies of recorded documents 

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Contact Us

​Contact us for more information about County Clerk/Recorder services including: recording documents, birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses and certificates, preliminary 20-day notices, and professional registrations.

In Person
Visit one of our office locations.

By Mail
Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder
P.O. Box 839
Sacramento, CA 95812-0839                                      

By Email
Send an email request to the County Clerk/Recorder.  



By Telephone
General Information
(916) 874-6334

Toll Free outside the 916 area code but within California
(800) 313-7133

Hearing Impaired
1-800-735-2929 (TDD/TTY) or 711 for California Relay Service

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