The California Secretary of State provides authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside the United States of America. The country of destination determines whether the authentication is an Apostille or Certification.
The County Clerk has Birth Certificates from 10/14/1855. To apply for birth records, you must complete the sworn statement included with the Application for Certified Copy of Birth Record and you must sign the sworn statement under penalty of perjury.
The Sonoma County Clerk charges the $50 processing fee for all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) filings. For more information on CEQA and current CEQA filing fees, please visit California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Do you have a friend or family member whom you would like to have perform your marriage ceremony? If so, the Sonoma County Clerk's Office may be able to assist you!
Persons doing business for profit under a fictitious name (does not include surname in company name). Statement must be filed in county of principal place of business, and may also be filed in other counties as long as the requirements for filing in the county of principal place of business have been met…
Information about who can perform marriage ceremonies, how to obtain authority to perform them, civil marriage ceremonies at the Clerk's Office and more.
A certified copy of the registered license as proof of marriage may be required for legal purposes. The Sonoma County Clerk can only provide certified copies of marriage certificates that were issued in the County of Sonoma.
Members of the public wishing to perform a legal registration should appear in the County Clerk's Office between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.
William F. Rousseau
County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters
Note: Please arrive at our office by 4:00 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and by 3:00 PM Wednesdays to ensure adequate time to complete the application process.
Active scams for services that are offered at our office for low or no cost!
Payment OptionsClerk-Recorder accepts payments by cash, checks, credit or debit cards.
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