DEPARTMENT CLOSURE AND LIMITED SERVICES

CLERK-RECORDER: In light of recent developments, including new guidance from the Governor of the State of California, and as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Sierra County Clerk-Recorder’s Office will not be providing services for walk-in customers beginning March 20th until further notice.

REAL ESTATE RECORDINGS: All real estate recordings must be submitted by mail to the Sierra County Clerk-Recorder at P.O. Drawer D, Downieville, CA 95936 or by utilizing the drop box located on the front porch of the courthouse at 100 Courthouse Square, Downieville, CA. The drop box will be available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

BIRTH, DEATH, and MARRIAGE RECORD REQUESTS: Requests for vital records (birth, death, or marriage records) must be submitted by mail to the Sierra County Clerk-Recorder at P.O. Drawer D, Downieville, CA 95936, by fax at 530-289-3295, or by utilizing the drop box located on the front porch of the courthouse at 100 Courthouse Square, Downieville, CA. The drop box will be available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MARRIAGE LICENSESMarriage license will not be issued and all civil ceremonies have been cancelled as of this time and no appointments will be scheduled until further notice.

OFFICIAL RECORD COPIES & RECORD SEARCHESRequests for copies of official records can be made by phone at 530-289-3295, by email at clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov or by mail to the Sierra County Clerk-Recorder at P.O. Drawer D, Downieville, CA 95936 or by. Unfortunately, staff will not be able to perform property searches during this closure. Please contact a title company, attorney, or an abstractor to assist with these types of searches.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENTS: Fictitious Business Name Statement filings must be submitted by mail to the Sierra County Clerk-Recorder at P.O. Drawer D, Downieville, CA 95936.

GENERAL PHONE CALLS, EMAILS, AND ALL OTHER SERVICESPhone calls, voicemails, and emails will be answered by staff based on availability.

ELECTIONS: All election related services and information can be obtained online at the Sierra County Election’s website at http://www.sierracounty.ca.gov/214/Elections, by phone (530) 289-3295, or by email at clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov.

View the full notice here.

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