Our office is open, but due to limited resources, the Clerk-Recorder public counters are TEMPORARILY CLOSED.  If there are any questions, please call 

(530) 886-5600.

** Effective January 1, 2022, Fish & Wildlife CEQA filing fees are increasing pursuant to Fish & Game Code 713, and various vital records fees will increase pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 128 (Chapter 21, Statutes of 2021). AB 128 authorizes a $4.00 fee increase to the base fee of birth certificates, a $3.00 fee increase to the base fee of death and fetal death certificates, and a $2.00 fee increase to the base fee of marriage certificates.

Recorder’s Office Responsibilities

The County Recorder’s Office is responsible for the recording or filing of documents which give constructive notice of transactions relating to real estate and are authorized by law. Documents are preserved and archived for reproduction for property searches and genealogical research. Our office registers all birth, death and public marriages for Placer County. Records are available to the public to search, view, and copy for a fee, as allowed by law.

Clerk’s Office Responsibilities

The County Clerk’s Office issues marriage licenses, performs marriage ceremonies in English, and registers confidential marriage licenses. Our office provides direct services to the public that facilitate business and personal transactions through the filing of Fictitious Business Name Statements, Notary Bonds, as well as other professional registrations.