Vital Records

Important Notice

Important Information 75x40The 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 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.

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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.

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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 certificates for marriages where the license was purchased someplace other than Sonoma County.

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What are Vital Records

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

Contact Information

Deva Marie Proto

County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Business Hours
Monday – Tuesday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday – Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Temporary Limited Hours

Note: No fee transactions or document processing within 30 minutes of closing

Address

County Clerk-Recorder Office

585 Fiscal Drive

Room 103

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.4659106, -122.7251807

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