• Certified Marriage Certificate
  • Notary and Apostille

Vital Records

Important Notice

The staff of the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor's Office are forbidden by California legal codes to practice law or provide legal advice; this prohibition includes giving advice about what forms you might need or how you should fill them out.

What are Vital Records

Vital records are records of life events kept under governmental authority, including birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates. 

The County Clerk has birth certificates for events occurring in Sonoma County from 10/14/1855 to the present. Note that we do not have birth certificates for births that occurred someplace other than Sonoma County.

More about requesting a Certified Copy of Birth Certificate »

The County Clerk has death records for events occurring in Sonoma County from 1873 to the present. Note that we are unable to issue death certificates for deaths that occurred someplace other than Sonoma County.

More about requesting a Certified Copy of Death Certificate »

The County Clerk has marriage records for events occurring in Sonoma County from 9/23/1846 to the present. Note that we are unable to issue marriage cerfificates for marriages where the license was purchased someplace other than Sonoma County.

More about requesting a Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate »

Sonoma County Clerk

William F. Rousseau

County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Business Hours
Monday – Tuesday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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.

Address

County Clerk

2300 County Center Drive
Suite B177
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465768, -122.725125

Payment Information

Payment Options
Clerk-Recorder accepts payments by cash, checks, credit or debit cards.

Application for Certified Birth Certificate

Application for Certified Death Certificate

Application For Certified Marriage Certificate

 

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