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 issuing  professional records such as Notary Oath FilingsProcess Server Registrations, and other statutory oaths and filings.


County Clerk Social Distancing Services

In person services at the County Clerk’s office are now available. In an effort to observe COVID-19 safety protocols, we encourage you to use the mail services available below. All services not mentioned below have in-person requirements; please call ahead to 707-263-2311 so we can reduce overcrowding during your transaction.


County Clerk Social Distancing Services

• Fictitious Business Name Statement Filing – PDF fillable form with instructions for filing by mail

• Fictitious Business Name Statement of Abandonment - PDF fillable form with instructions for filing by mail

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

    • Apostille or Certification– Certifying Birth/Death/Marriage certificates going overseas.  Please call the County Clerk for Assistance at (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 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 documentation back in the mail to file your bond with the County Recorder.

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