About Us


The Clerk-Recorder's Office records or files authorized documents and maps, collects transfer tax and other fees, and registers all births, deaths, and public marriages occurring within Santa Clara County. Once recorded or filed, the documents and certificates are made available for examination by interested parties.  Exact copies are issued upon request.

Additionally, the Clerk-Recorder's Office issues marriage licenses, performs marriage ceremonies, and registers confidential marriages. The office also performs services related to filing of Fictitious Business Name statements, filing of Notary Bonds, registration of professional agents and similar services.

Vision Statement

Enable an organized society by maintaining accurate records for the orderly administration of life events.

Mission Statement

Secure, preserve, and make accessible, the county's vital, business, and official records through maximized use of technology; while working together in the pursuit of excellence in customer service.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity
    We value honesty and carry out promises that are consistent with ethical standards and one's professed professional principles.

  • Respect
    We treat ourselves and others in a manner that recognizes all people have inherent value.

  • Communication
    We encourage using effective clear communication that results in mutual understanding

  • Customer Commitment
    We continuously seek ways to exceed our customers' expectation. In effectively and efficiently serving our customers, we will succeed.

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