The Clerk-Recorder Division – Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
(Updated: July 6, 2020)


The Clerk-Recorder’s Office is now offering both online marriage licenses and online marriage licenses in conjunction with a virtual marriage ceremony. Please email with your name and phone number to schedule an appointment.

To contact our office please use the following phones, emails or online Live Chat:

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
ACRE Live Chat

The following summarizes services that will be provided or limited in scope:

  • Real Property - There will be NO walk-in real property recordings accepted.  We encourage customers to submit documents either by mail, or through verified Electronic Recording Partners, so they may be submitted electronically.
  • Passport Applications - Passport applications will not be accepted or processed until further notice. Check the Department of State website.
  • Birth, Death, and Marriage Records Requests - Requests for vital records (birth, death, and marriage records) may be submitted online through the Vitalchek service and through the mail. Completed requests will be mailed to you directly.
  • Business Filings, Official Record Purchases - Business filings and request for the purchase of copies of official records may be submitted through mail. Completed filings or requests will be mailed to you directly.
  • General Phone Calls and Emails - Phone calls, voicemails and emails will be answered as soon as possible based on availability of staff.
  • San Mateo County Clerk Recorder’s Mailing Address

555 County Center, 1st Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063

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