Clerk Recorder

Clerk Recorder Division 1021 “I” Street

Office hours 8:00am to 4:00pm
Passport hours 8am to 3pm by appointment only

The Following Services will be by appointment only:

The following services will be walk in:

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

You can fill out applications in advance through Online Services.
Customers can also use the Kiosks located in the Clerk Recorder lobby.
For any questions, please call (209) 525-5251.

Vitals Functions

Request for copies of:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Death Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • You can fill out applications in advance in our Online Services.
  • Vital Documents may be ordered online, but must be picked up and paid for in person.
  • All services can also be provided through the mail.
Real Estate or Recorder Functions
  • Recorder functions
  • Request for copies of recorded documents
  • You can order copies of documents through Online Services.
  • Go to the Recorded Documents Search and Ordering link.
  • All services can also be provided through the mail.

Clerk Recorder

División de la Secretaría del Registro 1021 “I” Street

Horario de oficina 8:00am a 4:00pm
Horario de aceptación de aplicación para pasaportes 8:00 am a 3:00 pm por cita solamente

Los Siguientes Servicios serán solo por cita:

Los siguientes servicios sin cita:

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

Puede llenar solicitudes por adelantado. Haga clic en el “Servios en Línea.”
Los clientes también pueden utilizar los quioscos ubicados en el lobby de Clerk Recorder.
Para cualquier pregunta, por favor llame al (209) 525-5230.

Funciones Vitales

Solicitud de copias de:

  • Nacimiento
  • Defunción o
  • Acta de Matrimonio
  • Puede llenar solicitudes por adelantado. Haga clic en el “Servios en Línea.”
  • Los documentos vitales se pueden pedir en línea, pero deben ser recogidos y pagados en persona.
  • Todos los Servicios también se pueden proporcionar a través del correo.

Funciones de Bienes Raíces o Funciones del Registrador
  • Funciones del Registrador
  • Solicitud de copias de documentos registrados
  • Puede solicitar copias de documentos por “Servios en Línea.”
  • Vaya al enlace "Recorded Documents Search & Ordering".
  • Todos los servicios también se pueden proporcionar a través del correo.

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