C​lerk/Recorder Updates​​

County Departments: What's Open/Closed/Modified

​​​​​​​Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

  • As a directive from the Sacramento County Department of Public Health, our office is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice. 
  • You may call our office at (916) 874-6334 with questions. 
  • For critical matters, you may contact (916) 874-2660. ​
  • ​​​​​​Please be advised, the current emergency health situation has caused the online Records Search Index to be delayed.​​

​The County Clerk/Recorder's Office is currently offering the following limited services:

​County Service Center South 

Downtown Office

  • Documents for Recording – will be accepted electronically, via mail or drop off in mail slot on 720 F Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
  • Map Filings – Mail, drop off, or in-person by appointment only. Call (916) 874-1645.
  • Official Records Copy Requests - Mail or fax only.   
  • Vital Record Copy Requests (Birth/Death/Marriage) - ​​​O​nline through www.vitalchek.com. Notarized Vital Record Applications will be accepted by mail or fax. 
  • Notary Public Filings - ​​​In-person, by appointment only, for individuals nearing expiration. Contact us at (916) 874-1645. All others via certified mail. 
  • Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) - ​​​Mail or drop off in the mail slot at 720 F Street, Sacramento CA, 95814. 
  • Professional Registrations - ​​​​In-person, by appointment only, for individuals nearing their expiration date. Contact us at (916) 874-1645.​​​_________________________________________________________________________

​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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