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Viewing Vital Records

Due to the current spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) some of our offices may be closed and/or offering limited services.

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The following will provide you with the procedure for viewing vital records. Certificates and indexes of marriage records not exempt from public inspections may be examined at the Office of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

In addition to certificates on file, there are indexes of marriages available for public inspection as follows: Marriages from 1852 to the present. Records of confidential marriages performed pursuant to Family Code Section 500 are not available for public review.

Certificates and indexes may be examined at no charge unless an employee is requested to search and/or retrieve more than five records. Random searches of the indexes or the certificates are not allowed. An application is required for each record searched. Information sufficient to identify the requested record must be provided. You will be asked to provide identification.

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Alert - COVID-19

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will close all of its offices to the public effective Monday, March 16 as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, all mail and online orders are experiencing processing delays. Thank you for your patience and please click here for updated information regarding COVID-19.