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.
Deva Marie Proto
County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters
Phone and Email Hours are 8am to 4pm daily.
Note: No fee transactions or document processing within 30 minutes of closing
County Clerk-Recorder Office
585 Fiscal Drive
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: