Vital Records

Certified Marriage Certificate

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Birth Certificates

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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Death Certificates

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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Marriage Certificates

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. 

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