County of Sonoma, California
I am honored to serve you as Sonoma County's Clerk-Recorder-Assessor and I'm always interested in receiving your feedback and questions. You're invited to contact me at my office in the Assessor's Division or visit any of our division offices Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or contact me by email. Please visit our Contact Us page for our division office locations and telephone numbers.
On October 30, 2001, Sonoma County merged two previously separate departments, the Clerk-Recorder and the Assessor, into the combined Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department. This merger is an effort to provide better-integrated, efficient, and public-focused services to you, the Sonoma County taxpayer.
Our combined department comprises the following divisions:
The Assessor's Office is the division of the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor responsible for providing accurate and timely property assessments and for determining eligibility for various property tax exemptions and exclusions.
The County Clerk Division of the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department has a variety of duties, including issuing marriage licenses, filing fictitious business name statements, processing notary bonds, handling environmental documents, and performing civil marriage ceremonies. The County Clerk Division also issues certified copies of marriage, birth and death records on behalf of the County Recorder.
The Recorder maintains various land and finance documents for Sonoma County. Typical land documents include deeds, leases, mining claims, subdivision maps, homestead declarations and records of survey. Typical finance documents include trust deeds, notices of default, reconveyances, and various liens. This division of the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor also collects the Documentary Transfer Tax when real property exchanges hands.
The Registrar registers Sonoma County voters and maintains the County's voter registration file, conducts federal, state and local elections held in the county, files candidates' campaign statements, and performs various other duties related to elections.
The staff of the Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor's Office are forbidden by California legal codes to practice law or provide legal advice; this prohibition includes giving advice about what forms you might need or how you should fill them out.
You can search the Recorder's Index to Official Public Records that have been recorded in the Sonoma County Recorder's Office from January 1, 1964 to the present. To begin your search, please visit our Search Records page.
You can search search the Assessment Roll online. To begin your search, please visit our Search the Assessment Roll page, or call the Assessor's Office at (707) 565-1888 for more information.
You can quickly and easily look up all your district online. To use this service, please see our District Lookup page.
You can check your voter registration status online. To use this service, please see our Voter Registration Lookup page.