COVID-19 Information
County Worksite Protocol 5 19 2020
Auditor-Controller/County Clerk Health and Safety Policy

Effective June 1, 2020 we will resume in-person services by appointment only.  These services will include marriage licensing, marriage ceremonies, confidential marriage licensing and commissioner for the day applications.  Please contact the Deputy County Clerk at 263-2311 for assistance and to schedule your appointment.

We encourage you to continue to use the available online, email and mail services to avoid the limited social distancing capabilities of our customer counter.

Effective Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the Lake County Clerk will begin providing marriage licensing services to LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS, by appointment only.  Appointments may be made by contacting the County Clerk’s Office at (707) 263-2311.    All other in-person County Clerk services will remain unavailable at this time, including confidential marriage licensing, or performing marriage ceremonies. If Deputy Commissioner of Marriages certificates services becomes an urgent need, those may be performed on a limited basis and by appointment only.

Social distancing and procedure protocol will be communicated at the time of appointment and adherence will be required.

County Clerk Online Services Summary

PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGE

By recommendation of the County Public Health Officer, the County Courthouse is closed and will remain closed until further notice. We are committed to providing our essential services to the public, and we highly recommend the utilization of our many online and by-mail services.

Fictitious Business Names – County Clerk Social Distancing Services
Statement Filing – PDF fillable form with instructions for filing by mail

Statement of Abandonment - PDF fillable form with instructions for filing by mail

Marriage – County Clerk Social Distancing Services-BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
• Public License – PDF fillable application form can be prepared online and then printed to be ready for your in-person visit when the County Clerk department is open to the public. At least one of the applicants must be a resident of the County of Lake and provide proof of residency by way of any of the following and alike, and at the discrestion of the County Clerk; identification, monthly bill statement, bank account statement, rental agreement, mortgage agreement or other visible forms of proof.

• Confidential License - PDF fillable application form can be prepared online and then printed to be ready for your in-person visit when the County Clerk department is open to the public. At least one of the applicants must be a resident of the County of Lake and provide proof of residency by way of any of the following and alike, and at the discrestion of the County Clerk; identification, monthly bill statement, bank account statement, rental agreement, mortgage agreement or other visible forms of proof.

• Certified Copy of Confidential License - PDF fillable application form can be prepared online, printed and then sent by mail. Read the instructions carefully on the applications opening page

Deputy Commissioner for a Day – Due to statutory in-person appearance requirements, this service is suspended until the County Clerk’s Office is open to the public.

Other Services – County Clerk Social Distancing Services
• Apostille or Certification – Certifying Birth/Death/Marriage certificates going overseas.  Please call the County Clerk for Assistance @ (707) 263-2311

Certificate of Person Appearing in Office – For persons receiving pensions from overseas.  This may be done by mail with the assistance of a Notary.  Please include the following in your mail:
    o The document requiring the certification (i.e. a Certificate of Life)Identification that confirms the name and date of birth on the form
    o Proof of address
    o Certification fee of $4.00
    o Certificate of Acknowledgement from a Notary.  The Notary must be from Lake County.

Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests – If you are a form 700 filer and trying to file your statement online and need support, call the County Clerk department at (707) 263-2311.  If you are filing by mail, you can download the PDF fillable form 700 here, complete with instructions.  You may also download the form 700 reference pamphlet here as well.  You may mail your completed form 700 to: County Clerk – 255 N. Forbes St. Lakeport, California 95453

Notary Oath of Filing – Notary Oaths may be filed by mail, please see have a Notary fill out the “FOR PERSONS FILING BY MAIL” section of the Notary Public Oath and Certificate form sec/state NP 18.  Send 2 copies of the Oath forms issued by the SOS, an original Notary bond for $15,000 and covering the term of the commission, a copy of your commission certificate and a check or money order in the amount of $28.00 paid to the Lake County Clerk to 255 N. Forbes St. Lakeport, California 95453.  You will receive the necessary document back in the mail to file your bond with the County Recorder.

Process Server Registration – PDF fillable application form can be prepared online and then printed to be ready for your in-person visit when the County Clerk department is open to the public

Unlawful Detainer Assistant Registration - PDF fillable application form can be prepared online and then printed to be ready for your in-person visit when the County Clerk department is open to the public


What does the County Clerk's Office Do?

The Clerk Division of the Auditor-Controller/County Clerk's Office has a variety of functions including issuing Marriage Licenses; performing Civil Marriage Ceremonies; processing Fictitious Business Name Statements; and reviewing and registering  professional records such as Notary Oath Filings, Process Server Registrations, and other statutory oaths and filings.


Other Services Other Services
(Filings/Registrations/Certifications)