Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the Clerk-Recorder's Office will not be able to provide services to walk-in customers until further notice.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as you may experience delays and longer than usual processing times for services offered by our office due to limited staffing during these unprecedented times.

Please note that under California law, all public employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers (DSWs); therefore, some of our staff have been deployed as DSWs to assist with the County’s COVID-related efforts. 

For the safety of our employees, our families and you, our customers, we are working remotely to process your requests as timely as possible.

For your convenience, we have a drop box located inside at the County Government Center at 70 W. Hedding Street by the Information Booth and outside, near the former main entrance to the building.

  • Please ensure that your dropped off packet/request is securely packaged in an envelope or mail appropriate box.

  • Please remember to include your payment. Visit our website for our fee schedule. If you are unsure of the amount, please state on your check a not-to-exceed amount (NTE $) in the memo.​

General phone calls and emails will be answered as quickly as possible. During this period, we ask for your patience and understanding with any delayed response.​

General Information:  408-299-5688
Main Recorder’s Office email:  [email protected]


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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.

Contact Us

70 West Hedding Street
1st Floor, East Wing
San Jose, CA 95110

Main Phone: (408) 299-5688

Email[email protected]


Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM., except for the following services:

  • Marriage Ceremonies closes at 3:40 p.m.
  • Passports (by appointment only) closes at 2:30 p.m.
  • CEQA, EIR, and professional registrations such as Process Server, etc.. closes at 4:00 p.m.

Closed on County Holidays


Please park in Visitor Parking to avoid a parking ticket.

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70 West Hedding Street , 1st Floor, San Jose, CA 95110

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