• Notary and Apostille

Apostilles

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. 

The Clerk's Office is Moving

Clerk's Office is Moving!As of July 1, 2017, the County Clerk Office will be moving to 585 Fiscal Dr., Room 103, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. 

The new Clerk-Recorder’s Office will provide essential services for residents in one location – vital records, recording services, land record information, official public records, marriage licenses & ceremonies, and fictitious business names.

About Apostilles

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.

How to get an Apostille

The County of Sonoma cannot provide apostilles. To obtain an apostille for a birth or death certificate:

  1. Obtain a certified copy of the certificate from the Sonoma County Clerk's Office.
  2. Mail the certified copy, required fee, and the name of the country in which the document is to be used to the California Secretary of State.

For more information, and for the fee schedule and mailing address, please visit the California Secretary of State website.

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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 Marriage Certificate

Application for Certified Death Certificate

 

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