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 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 of Sonoma cannot provide apostilles. To obtain an apostille for a birth or death certificate:
For more information, and for the fee schedule and mailing address, please visit the California Secretary of State website.
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.
Payment OptionsClerk-Recorder accepts payments by cash, checks, credit or debit cards.
Application for Certified Birth Certificate
Aplicación para Obtener una Copia Certificada de Nacimiento (Español)
Application for Certified Marriage Certificate
Aplicación para Obtener una Copia Certificada de Matrimonio (Español)
Application for Certified Copy of Death Certificate
Aplicación para Obtener una Copia Certificada de Defunción:
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