Lookup Public Records in Sierra CountyCalifornia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Sierra County, California Overview

Sierra County is a county located in the state of California. The county was formed in 1852. Named after the Sierra Nevada, the county seat is Downieville and it has a population of 3047 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 962 square miles, with its land area encompassing 953 square miles, and its water area 9 square miles. Moreover, Sierra County borders the following counties: Plumas County, CA to the north; Nevada County, CA to the south; Washoe County, NV to the east; Yuba County, CA to the west, and; Lassen County, CA to the northeast.

Sierra County Clerk Information

Responsibilities of the County Clerk’s Office include:

  • Issuing public and confidential marriage licenses
  • Performing civil ceremonies
  • Filing Fictitious Business Name Statements
  • Filing oaths of office
  • Administering loyalty oaths of office to county employees and elected officials
  • Filing powers of attorney for surety companies
  • Filing and posting public notices and environmental impact reports
  • Certifying to the capacity of public officials
  • Filing conflict of interest statements

To obtain a marriage license, both parties must appear together at the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office located in the Courthouse, at 100 Courthouse Square, Room 11, Downieville, CA. Please complete the following application prior to obtaining your marriage license. This application only, may be returned by fax, email, mail or by personal delivery to their office. To obtain certified copies of birth, death, or marriage certificates, please fill out the appropriate application, have it notarized, and mail the notarized copy to their office with your payment. Certified copies can also be obtained by completing a request in our office. The fees for certified copies are listed below, and this fee is nonrefundable. If a record is not found, a Certificate of No Record will be issued.

The Assessor’s website allows an Online Parcel Search, which is an up-to-date county resource for checking secured roll property values, land values, improvement values, and more.

Below is the physical address of the Clerk’s Office:
100 Courthouse Sq.
Room 11
Downieville, CA 95936
Phone: 530-289-3295
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Noon – 1 p.m.

Court Records Information
The court will make identifiable judicial administrative records available upon request, unless the records are exempt from disclosure under Rule 10.500. Records may be subject to payment of a fee.

Requests should be made in writing and directed to:
Court Executive Officer
Superior Court, County of Sierra
100 Courthouse Square, 2nd Floor
Post Office Box 476
Downieville, CA 95936

Sierra County Clerk-Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 100 Courthouse Sq. Room 11 P.O. Drawer D Downieville, CA 95936
Phone: 530-289-3295

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 4:40pm
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Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 2:18pm
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at 4:25pm
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 at 4:25pm
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Monday, April 12th, 2021 at 5:35pm
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