Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Update


Limited Services Available

Effective October 1, 2020, the County Clerk-Recorder Division will reopen to the public on an appointment only basis.

The Assessor Division is not open to the public. Appraisal Services staff will be working remotely, and essential services will continue to be available on a limited basis. The public is encouraged to utilize the website, phone systems, emails and online Live Chat to obtain information and services.

Detailed information on operating hours, contact phone numbers and email addresses may be found on the page for each Division as follows:


General Information:
Appraisal Services: 650.599.1227
Change in Ownership: 650.599.1743
Exemptions & Address changes: 650.363.4771
Business Property: 650.363.4501
Business Personal Property Valuation:


Effective October 1, 2020, the County Clerk-Recorder Division will open to the public on a limited, by appointment only basis. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Face coverings are required, and social distancing will be enforced. Appointments can be made by contacting 650.599.1713.

In-Person Appointment Services:

Appointments can be made by contacting 650.599.1713.​


  • Copies of Deeds and Maps
  • Document Recordings
  • Grantor/Grantee Index

Special Services

  • Environmental Impact Reports (one filing per appointment)
  • Fictitious Business Name (one filing per appointment)
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Military Discharge
  • Notary Oaths and Fillings
  • Paraprofessional Fillings
  • Translation Certification Documents

Vital Records

  • Birth, Death and Marriage Records Requests

Online Services:

Wedding Ceremonies
The County Chapel is closed. Civil Wedding Ceremonies will continue to be held through video conferencing via Microsoft Teams. Please email with your name and phone number to schedule an appointment. A member of the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office will be contacting you for further assistance.

Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses will continue to be offered online in addition to in-person appointments.

Electronic recordings by title companies will continue as usual. Documents can also be mailed to the office at 555 County Center, First Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063.

Phone, Email and Live Chat Contact Information:

In-Person Appointment Services: 650.599.1713
Document Recordings: 650.363.4566
Copies of Deeds and Maps: 650.363.4566
Special Services: 650.363.4000 (extension 6063)
Vital Records: 650.363.1893
County Clerk Email:
Recorder Email:
Online Chat Help Desk: ACRE Live Chat

Registration & Elections

All services provided by the Registration & Elections Division remain available. Voters can mail their voter registration card or register online, and are able to make an appointment if they wish to submit a petition. Voters who require direct assistance may contact the Elections Division by phone or text at 650.312.5222, email at or utilize the Elections Live Chat feature.

The Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA, will serve as the sole Vote Center for the May 4, 2021 Portola Valley School District Special Mail Ballot Election.

Hours of operation for voting beginning on April 5 are as follows:

  • Monday, April 5, 2021, through Monday, May 3, 2021;
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Weekdays) 
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (Election Day) 
    7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

The Vote Center at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, will follow COVID-19 safety procedures. For more information on the May 4, 2021 Portola Valley School District Special Mail Ballot Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.