Limited Public Access

Clerk Recorder Division 1021 “I” Street

This office will restrict public access as of May 18, 2020
Office hours 8:00am to 11:45am and 12:15pm to 4:00pm

Measures to Increase Disinfection Procedures
  • Hand sanitizer available to the public at or near the entrance of the facility.
  • Lobby, public counters, public computers and barrier are disinfected twice daily.
Measures to Keep People at Least Six Feet Apart
  • Signage outside the facility indicates access.
  • Lobby is limited to 5 customers waiting at one time.
  • Lobby computer area limited to 3 customers at one time.

The Following Services will be by appointment only: (209) 525-5251

Clerk Functions
  • Marriage License
  • Passports
  • Fictitious Business Name Statements (FBN)
  • Notary Public
  • Process Servers
  • Professional Photocopiers
  • Legal Document Assistants (LDAs)
  • Unlawful detainer assistants (UDAs)
  • CEQA

All services can also be provided through the mail or at the drop box

The following services will be walk in maintaining a limit of 5 customers in the lobby.

Vitals Functions

Request for copies of:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Death Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate

Fill out a request application and check-in at window
All services can also be provided through the mail or at the drop box

Real Estate or Recorder Functions
  • Recorder functions
  • Request for copies of recorded documents

All services can also be provided through the mail or at the drop box

  • Security will be on site with an employee posted at the door to ensure facility social distancing protocols are maintained

Acceso Público Limitado

División de la Secretaría del Registro 1021 “I” Street

Esta oficina restringirá el acceso público a partir del 18 de mayo de 2020
Horario de oficina 8:00am a 11:45am y 12:15pm a 4:00pm

Medidas para Aumentar Procedimientos de Desinfección
  • Desinfectante de manos disponible al público en o cerca de la entrada de la instalación.
  • La sala de espera, mostradores públicos, computadoras públicas y la barrera son desinfectados dos veces al día.
Medidas para Mantener a las Personas al Menos Seis Pies de Distancia
  • Letreros afuera de la instalación indica acceso.
  • La sala de espera está limitado a 5 clientes que esperan a la vez.
  • Sala de espera de computadoras limitada a 3 clientes a la vez.

Los Siguientes Servicios serán solo por cita: (209) 525-5230

Funciones de Secretaría
  • Licencia de Matrimonio
  • Pasaportes
  • Declaraciones Ficticias de Nombre Comercial (FBN)
  • Notario Público
  • Servidores de Procesos
  • Fotocopiadoras Profesionales
  • Asistentes de Documentos Legales (LDAs)
  • Asistentes de Detención Ilegales (UDAs)
  • CEQA

Todos los servicios también se pueden proporcionar a través del correo o en el buzón de entrega

Los siguientes servicios sin cita se mantendrán de un límite de 5 clientes en la sala de espera.

Funciones Vitales

Solicitud de copias de:

  • Nacimiento
  • Defunción o
  • Acta de Matrimonio

Llene una solicitud y valla a la ventanilla de checó
Todos los servicios también se pueden proporcionar a través del correo o en el buzón de entrega

Funciones de Bienes Raíces o Funciones del Registrador
  • Funciones del Registrador
  • Solicitud de copias de documentos registrados

Todos los servicios también se pueden proporcionar a través del correo o en el buzón de entrega

  • Habrá un guardia presente con un empleado colocado en la puerta para asegurar que se mantengan los protocolos de distanciamiento social de las instalaciones.

About Us

Who We Are

The office of the County Clerk and Recorder combines the dual responsibilities of administering official services and providing access to business filings, records and real property documents. The office ensures that a vital link to the past is maintained for future generations by indexing and archiving documents of historical, commercial and legal significance to provide public access to unblemished and accurate records within the County. The County Clerk and Recorder processes documents related to birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, certified copies of vital statistics, document filings and recordings of real property; processes passports; and conducts civil wedding ceremonies.

The County Clerk-Recorder is responsible for examination and recording of documents presented to the office that deal with establishing ownership of land in the County or as required by law. The Recorder also collects Documentary Transfer Tax on property sales. Official Records are recorded, scanned, indexed and stored. The public may search, view and for a fee purchase a copy of these records.

What We Do

The County Clerk-Recorder Office performs the following functions on behalf of Stanislaus County:

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

What We Offer

The County Clerk-Recorder is the officer charged with keeping and preserving complete and accurate records relating to real and personal property, vital statistics and other legal and administrative documents. The law requires that the recorder's records be open to the public and that certified copies be provided upon request. The County Clerk-Recorder strives to provide efficient and cost-effective service to customers while maintaining the highest degree of public trust.

Donna Linder
Clerk Recorder


Clerk Recorder


Information About forms

Birth Death Marriage Forms

CEQA Forms

COVID 19 Marriage License Procedure Packet

Fictitious Business Name Forms

Paraprofessional Registration Forms

Real Property Sales and Transfer