The Sonoma County Clerk has birth certificates, death records, and marriage certificates for events occurring in Sonoma County. They are unable to provide vital documents for events that occurred someplace other than Sonoma County.
Pursuant to the Governor’s Proclamation of State Emergency, all fees for certified copies of birth, death and marriage records in the state of California are suspended for any individual that lost such records in the fires. Sonoma County will only have records for events that occurred in Sonoma County (someone was born, died or purchased their marriage license in Sonoma County).
585 Fiscal Dr. Room 103 Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Monday – Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Applicant does not need to have signature notarized for in-person request
Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder
585 Fiscal Dr, Room 103
Santa Rosa, California 95403
Phone: (707) 565-3800
For Mail or Online Applications
The sworn statement must be notarized and included with your application.
If the notarized statement sworn to under penalty of perjury is not included with your application, it will be rejected as incomplete and it will be returned to you without being processed.
Note: Any member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of a state or local government agency, as provided by law, who orders a copy of a record to which subdivision (a) applies in conducting official business may not be required to provide the notarized statement required by subdivision (a).
For convenience, Sonoma County has partnered with an independent company, VitalChek Network, Inc., through which an order may be processed.
If you are a permanent resident who needs to replace your green card or a conditional resident who needs to replace your two-year green card for any of the reasons listed below, you may begin the application process for a replacement green card by:
If you are outside the U.S. and have lost your green card, contact the nearest U.S. consulate, USCIS office or port of entry before attempting to file a Form I-90. If your Form I-90 application is approved, you will be mailed a replacement green card with a 10-year expiration date from the date it is issued.
You can get an original Social Security card online or in person at the LAC. There is no charge for a Social Security card. This service is free.
You can use a mySocial Security account to request a replacement Social Security card online if you:
Are a U.S. citizen age 18 years or older with a U.S. mailing address;
Are not requesting a name change or any other change to your card; and
Have a driver’s license or a state-issued identification card from one of the states listed.
If you cannot apply for a card online, you will need to show the required documents. We need to see different documents depending on your citizenship and the type of card you are requesting. See Learn What Documents You Need to find out what documents you will have to show. Fill out and print an Application for a Social Security Card; and take or mail your application and documents to your local Social Security office.
Monday – Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Thursday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Government Code § 6254.21 and related codes prohibits the posting of images of recorded and filed documents online. The County Clerk-Recorder index of documents are available online. Members of the public can view all recorded and filed documents in the office of the County Clerk-Recorder.
Copies of Official Public Records are available for purchase in the office or by mail request. Emailed copies of documents are available only for records between 1980 and present, that are less than 10 pages (due to email attachment size restrictions). Certified copies of records are not available to be emailed.
County Clerk-Recorder staff cannot perform research or identify which documents you may be interested in purchasing. To purchase a document, you must provide the document number of the document you wish to obtain.