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
    Hours
    Monday – Friday
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Closed
    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, CA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20094,484
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009102
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200949
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200933
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009100
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009469
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009187
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200966
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009713
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20098
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009562
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009283
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200960
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009107
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200998
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20096
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009138
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009273
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009374
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200988
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009657

    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

    Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at 7:31am
    #HarveyFire 🔥 discovered Dec 14, 2018, 9:58 PM UTC - unofficial report.
    #SierraCounty @Tahoe_NF; Near Calpine, CA. ~95mi NE of Sacramento, CA. See officials for safety info. May be incorrect; disclaimers in images. https://t.co/GixrU4CS16
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 9:06am
    Please LIKE the #SierraCounty Wildfire Incidents facebook page for info on the scanner, road closures, wildfires, weather, chp log, evacuations, shelter, noise advisories, and trail closures. https://t.co/ObHbElgWJp
    Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 4:32am
    Please LIKE the #SierraCounty Wildfire Incidents facebook page for info on the scanner, road closures, wildfires, weather, chp log, evacuations, shelter, noise advisories, and trail closures. https://t.co/ObHbElgWJp
    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 4:41am
    Seriously no better Christmas present for an adult than a multi visit pass to the natural living waters hot springs at La Paloma! https://t.co/zqxXMAbfVa #hotsprings #torc #sierracounty
    Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 6:07am
    Please LIKE the #SierraCounty Wildfire Incidents facebook page for info on the scanner, road closures, wildfires, weather, chp log, evacuations, shelter, noise advisories, and trail closures. https://t.co/ObHbElgWJp
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