Office of the County Clerk

In the County Clerk's office, people and businesses file documents which relate to: fictitious names of businesses; marriages; domestic partnerships; notaries public; environmental impact reports; and others. The County Clerk protects 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. Our department fosters efficiency, customer focus and staff development while continuing to perform our mandated services to the public accurately and in a timely manner.

County Clerk Special LGBT Pride Celebration at City Hall

City Administrator Naomi M. Kelly and the Office of the County Clerk invite couples to celebrate their love and tie the knot at a special LGBT Pride celebration in San Francisco City Hall.
The City and County of San Francisco is proud of the vital role the City has played in this movement, and the actions our city government has taken in its steadfast support of marriage equality for all.
In honor of this, on Friday, June 22, the Office of the County Clerk will make available extra marriage ceremony appointments to celebrate LGBT Pride. Appointments can be made online at In addition, walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for couples who have a CA Marriage License.
San Francisco’s world famous Pride Parade and Celebration brings together residents and visitors to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community. San Francisco has long been at the forefront of the fight for equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. 
Special Pride ceremonies will be officiated in San Francisco City Hall’s beautiful North Light Court.  Unique Pride Souvenir Marriage Licenses will be offered to all couples who join us to commemorate their union on this special day, and wedding parties will be invited to visit our photo booth to take keepsake pictures.
The fee for a ceremony is $83.00 and all couples must have valid Government issued IDs, current and not expired.
San Francisco County Clerk’s Office
LGBT Pride Celebration 
San Francisco City Hall
Friday, June 22, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Phone: (415) 554-4951 or 3-1-1

Vital Record Fee Waivers for Counties Affected by the Fires 

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has issued an emergency proclamation for Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Yuba, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, Mariposa, Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Diego, and Santa Barbara Counties due to the effects of multiple fires, including the Tubbs, Atlas, Cherokee, LaPorte, Sulphur, Potter, Cascade, Lobo, Canyon Detwiler, Creek, Rye and Thomas fires which have damaged critical infrastructure, threatened thousands of homes and caused the evacuation of residents.

Pursuant to these Proclamations of a State Emergency, all fees for certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and dissolution of marriage records are suspended for any individual who lost such records as a result of the wildfires. These Proclamation Orders will remain in effect until the Governor terminates the State of Emergency.

When requesting free copies of a vital record, victims of the fires should state “Wildfire” on the application and complete the Sworn Statement declaring under penalty of perjury that they are a victim.

To apply for a certified copy of a San Francisco County vital records select Birth or Death Certificate or Copy of Marriage License.

For requests sent to the California Department of Public Health-Vital Records (CDPH-VR), victims should also make the notation “Wildfire” on the front of the mailing envelope, for faster processing.

For questions or further assistance please dial 3-1-1 or (415) 701-2311 outside San Francisco. Office Location and Hours