Get a free SF City ID
Get an identification card to get City services and benefits if you live in San Francisco.
We issue marriage, birth and death certificates, fictitious business names, City IDs, notary services, environmental filings, and professional registrations.
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.
Get a San Francisco death certificate
You can get a copy of a death certificate record for someone who died in San Francisco more than 3 years ago and after 1906.
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.
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.
Get a copy of a confidential marriage certificate
If you had a confidential marriage in San Francisco, get a copy of your marriage certificate from the County Clerk.
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.
Publish your FBN
Have you completed and filed your FBN Statement form? Next step is to publish your FBN.
How to Abandon a Fictitious Business Name (FBN)
You must tell the City if you plan to abandon your business trade name or close your business.
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.
Mon to Fri,
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Request public records
Call 415-554-4950 to submit a request.
See previous website archived November 2022.