ClerkRecorder Books

Mission Statement

To serve our customers-courteously and professionally-through the recordation and preservation of official documents and vital records.
 - Gregory J. Diaz, County Clerk-Recorder

Effective June 24, 2020, Due to increasing health concerns around COVID-19 in Nevada County and a recent update from the County Executive Office, the Office of the Clerk-Recorder will REMAIN CLOSED to in-person services

  • We will remain available for Marriage License and Ceremony by appointment only
  • All other services can be conducted by US mail
  • If you have any questions, please call or email

We thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any confusion

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Search for Recorded Documents

Search online for Recorder's documents dating back to 1987.
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Fictitious Business

Find details on how to file or search for a fictitious business name online.
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Request for Birth Certificate​

Find information on the different ways you can request and order a birth certificate or copy of a vital record.
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Public Marriage License Requirements

Find out the information you need to provide and the step you need to take prior to obtaining a public marriage license.
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​Find all Clerk-Recorder fees from Recording Fees to Miscellaneous Fees.
January 1,2018 Additional Recording Fees and Requirements may apply

Make checks payable to: Nevada County Clerk-Recorder

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CEQA Filings

View any California Environmental Quality Act that has been filed within the last 30 days.
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Frequently Asked Questions​

Our FAQ answers questions from passports to fictitious business names.