County Clerk

Richard N. Benson, Assessor - Recorder - County Clerk
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The County Clerk issues marriage licenses; accepts and indexes Fictitious Business Name statement filings; files notary bonds, commissions and oaths certificates and posts certain environmental documents, and maintains a list of public rosters.

The County Clerk also registers Domestic Partners, Professional Photocopiers, Unlawful Detainers, Legal Document Assistants, Process Servers and Humane Officers. The County Clerk issues ID cards to Professional Photocopiers, Unlawful Detainers, Legal Document Assistants and Process Servers.

Solicitor Permits and Exemptions can also be obtained from the County Clerk for the unincorporated areas of the County only. Also, Bingo licenses for the unincorporated area of the county can be authorized through the County Clerk’s Office.

County Clerk Services

Other Useful Services

Important - Please Read: 

County Clerk office hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday (closed major holidays). Due to processing time, all transactions, filings, and applications must be presented for processing by 3:30 PM.

The Marin County Clerk’s Office staff is 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.

Frequently Visited
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File Court papers

Where do I file court papers in Marin County?

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Apply For Marriage License

How do I apply for a marriage license?

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Certificates Information

File for a birth certificate or death certificate