County Clerk Recorder
Beginning Wednesday May 18, 2020 all in-person access to the Clerk Recorder’s Office is available by appointment only
If you do not have an appointment you may still submit documents to be recorded, Clerk filings, copy order requests, and vital records certificate requests by any of the following:
- Drop box located outside the Clerk Recorder’s Office door. Self service forms are available on our forms page and next to the drop box.
- US Mail or Express mail
- VitalChek online service (vital record copies only)
If you have any questions or to schedule an in-person appointment, please contact us directly by phone at:
(click the image below to access the VitalChek website)
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The Clerk-Recorder’s Office records or files various authorized documents and maps, collects transfer tax and other fees, and registers all births, deaths, and public marriages occurring within Humboldt County. Once recorded or filed, the documents and certificates are made available for examination within the office for interested parties. Exact copies are issued, upon payment of proper fees, by mail or in person in the office. in New Wind
in the Clerk-Recorder’s Office include, issuing marriage licenses, performing marriage ceremonies, and registering public and confidential marriages. The office also performs services related to the filing of fictitious business name statements, filing of notary bonds, registration of professional agents and similar services.
The office of the Clerk-Recorder is prohibited from giving legal advice; nor can staff assist the public in the preparation of legal documents. If you have questions concerning which document form is appropriate for your transaction, or if you are in need of assistance in the preparation of that document, you should consult an attorney or obtain other professional advice.