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Clerk - Recorder - Assessor - Registrar of Voters

William F. Rousseau
William F. Rousseau
Clerk-Recorder-Assessor

I am honored to serve you as Sonoma County’s Clerk-Recorder-Assessor and I’m always interested in receiving your feedback and questions. You’re invited to contact me at my office in the Assessor’s Division or contact me by email. Please visit our Contact Us page for our division office locations and telephone numbers.

William F. Rousseau

On October 30, 2001, Sonoma County merged two previously separate departments, the Clerk-Recorder and the Assessor, into the combined Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters Department. This merger is an effort to provide better-integrated, efficient, and public-focused services to you, the Sonoma County taxpayer.

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for providing accurate and timely property assessments and for determining eligibility for various property tax exemptions and exclusions.

The County Clerk Division of the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department has a variety of duties, including issuing marriage licenses, filing fictitious business name statements, processing notary bonds, handling environmental documents, and performing civil marriage ceremonies. The County Clerk Division also issues certified copies of marriage, birth and death records on behalf of the County Recorder.

The Recorder maintains various land and finance documents for Sonoma County. Typical land documents include deeds, leases, mining claims, subdivision maps, homestead declarations and records of survey. Typical finance documents include trust deeds, notices of default, reconveyances, and various liens. This division of the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor also collects the Documentary Transfer Tax when real property exchanges hands.

The Registrar of Voters registers Sonoma County voters and maintains the County’s voter registration file, conducts federal, state and local elections held in the county, files candidates’ campaign statements, and performs various other duties related to elections.

Important Notice

The staff of the Sonoma County 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.

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Contact Information

William F. Rousseau

County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Addresses

County Clerk

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

Recorder's Office

585 Fiscal Drive

Suite 103

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.4657196, -122.7277883

Assessor's Office

585 Fiscal Drive
Room 104
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.4657196, -122.7277883

Registrar of Voters

435 Fiscal Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.4657357, -122.7251823
 

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