Clerk-Recorder's Responsibilities

The County Recorder’s office records or files a wide variety of records including:
  • Birth certificates
  • Death certificates
  • Decrees affecting real property title
  • Deeds
  • Financial statements
  • Homesteads
  • Leases
  • Liens
  • Maps
  • Marriage certificates
  • Military discharge papers
  • Mining claims
  • Notices of cessation of labor
  • Notices of completion
  • Plans of public buildings
  • Powers of attorney
  • Preliminary 20 day notices
  • Proofs of labor
  • Trust deeds


The County Recorder cross-matches birth and death records to deter fraudulent use of copies of birth certificates. The Recorder offers civil wedding ceremonies and is also responsible for issuing marriage licenses, confidential marriage authorizations, and fictitious business name statements, and for filing and recording notary bonds.

Other Document Responsibilities

The County Recorder’s responsibilities involve receiving, reviewing, recording or filing, indexing, and microfilming or scanning documents as required by law. The office assists members of the public who wish to record documents, need copies or certified copies of documents, or have inquiries concerning recordings and filings affecting real property and vital records.