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 Registration & Elections Division is open to the public.

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: 650.363.4000 (extension 1227)
Change in Ownership: 650.363.4000 (extension 1743)
Exemptions & Address changes: 650.363.4000 (extension 4771)
Business Property: 650.363.4000 (extension 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

The Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo is open to the public. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments for non-voting related matters are recommended.

A face covering is required, and social distancing will be enforced. The public may contact the Registration & Elections Division by phone or text at 650.312.5222, email at or utilize the Elections Live Chat feature.

ACRE’s operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information regarding Novel Coronavirus COVID–19 may be found at