Clerk/Recorder Updates

New Year's Eve Marriage Services

The downtown Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder office will stay open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31st, to accommodate the issuance of marriage licenses and ceremony services. Appointments are recommended and additional fees apply after 5:00 p.m. The office will be closed the following day, Wednesday, January 1st, for New Year’s Day.

Clerk Fee Change

Effective January 1, 2020, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) environmental document filing fees will increase pursuant to Section 711.4 of the Fish and Game Code.

Recording Fee Change

Effective January 1, 2020, pursuant to Government Code (Gov 27361.3), the fee to record a Government Release of Lien document will increase from $8.00 to $20.00 due to the passage of Senate Bill 780 (SB780).

Grantor/Grantee Index Search

Starting 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 and fictitious business name statements
  • 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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