March 19, 2020

In an effort to better protect the health and safety of the public and county employees during the novel coronavirus crisis, public service counters at the Tuolumne County Recorder’s office will be closed effective Monday, March 23, 2020. Operations will continue at both agencies, with the following services still available:

  • Real Estate – Recording services are available M-F 9-noon. All walk-in recording of real estate documents will be processed via a dropbox in place at the door. Customers are to place their documents in the box, ring the service bell and step back to the line on the floor. Staff will pick up and review the documents and provide recording services to the submitter. It is highly recommended that any documents that can be sent by U.S. mail for recording do so to: Tuolumne County Recorder’s Office at 2 South Green Street, Sonora CA 935370.
  • Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates – Vital record request applications can still be obtained and submitted at the counter, through the mail or through VitalChek, a third-party service. The VitalChek link and applications can be found on the Recorder’s website at For authorized copies, a completed sworn statement and notary acknowledgment are required. Requests made by U.S. mail will be processed as usual and, once completed, returned by U.S. mail. Please mail requests to 2 South Green Street Sonora, CA 95370. For walk-in requests, applications are at the table at the front counter. Once completed, place in the dropbox, ring the service bell and return to the line on the floor. Staff will pick up your application and fill your order.
  • Recorded Document Copies – Purchases of recorded document copies submitted through the mail will be processed as usual and returned through the U.S. mail. All walk-in requests will be filled as the staff is available.
  • Contact Us – Questions via telephone, voicemail, and email will be answered promptly based on staff availability. Recorder hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Contact information is below:

View the full notice here.

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