The County Clerk is authorized to issue marriage licenses and perform civil marriages. The County Clerk is also the official filing location for certain other official documents, such as:
The County Clerk is a source of public information and provides customer service to the general public, government agencies, and the private sector. Records are made available to the public as allowed by law. Copying and certifications costs may apply. Payment types accepted in the office are cash, check and credit or debit card (Visa & Mastercard only). Payment types via mail are limited to checks at the time. All checks must be payable against a USA bank.
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CARE Press Release, February 10, 2011
On Tuesday, May 26, 2009, the California Supreme Court in a 6-1 ruling upheld the November initiative, Proposition 8, which amended the California Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Continue
Number of births in SMC in 2010: 5,481
Number of deaths in SMC in 2010: 4,524
Number of marriage licenses issued in SMC in 2010: 3,456
Marriage certificates (licenses returned after the ceremony): 3,318
Number of weddings performed at the County Chapel in 2010: 929
The County Clerk's Division is located at 555 County Center, 1st Floor, Redwood City.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.