Birth and death certificates
Get a birth certificate for someone over 3
Birth certificates are available online, in-person, and by mail.
Get a birth certificate for someone under 3
Birth certificates are available in-person, and by mail.
Marriage and domestic partnerships
Get married in San Francisco
Getting married is a 2-step process. You must get a marriage license and have a ceremony to be married.
Get a marriage license
Before you get married in California, you must have a marriage license issued in the past 90 days.
Register as Domestic Partners
You can register at City Hall for a San Francisco Domestic Partnership, with the option of a commitment ceremony.
Have a civil marriage or domestic partnership ceremony at City Hall
Make a reservation for an in-person ceremony with 6 or fewer guests. Walk-ins are not allowed.
Request a commissioner for a wedding outside of City Hall
Get married by a County Clerk commissioner at a San Francisco location of your own choosing.
Become a deputy marriage commissioner for a day
Anyone over 18 can get authorized to perform a civil marriage ceremony for a specific couple.
Fictitious Business Names
File a Fictitious Business Name (FBN)
Choose a name to use publicly. It can either be the same as your legal business name or different.
Renew, change, or refile a Fictitious Business Name (FBN)
Tell the City if you want to change your registered trade name, address, or ownership information.
File your FBN Statement form
Have you registered your business name? Your next step is to complete and file your FBN Statement form.
Publish your FBN
Have you completed and filed your FBN Statement form? Next step is to publish your FBN.
Notary Public Services
Notary Public Oath and Bond
A notary public must file an oath of office and bond with the county clerk's office in the county where their principal place of business is located. This must be done within 30 calendar days from the commencement date of the commission. The 30-day period cannot be extended.
Pride Day at the Office of the County Clerk
Part of: City Administrator
We help people file important documents related to personal or business matters. We protect your personal and property rights by being the repository for these documents. Anyone may examine these records if they have questions about the status of a business or individual.