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

Sonoma County, California Overview

Sonoma County is located in the state of California. Named after the city of Sonoma, the county was formed in February 18, 1850 and its county seat is Santa Rosa. The county has a total population of 495025, as of 2013, with its area spanning 1768 square miles (land area being 1576 square miles, while water area being 192 square miles). The county consists of 36 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 95403 recorded as the one with the largest population. Sonoma County borders the following counties: Mendocino County, CA to the north; Marin County, CA to the south; Napa County, CA to the east; Lake County, CA to the northeast, and; Solano and Contra Costa County, CA to the southeast.

Sonoma County Clerk Information

The County Clerk’s Office issues marriage licenses, filing fictitious business name statements, processing notary bonds, handles environmental documents, and performs civil marriage ceremonies. The County Clerk Division also issues certified copies of marriage, birth and death records on behalf of the County Recorder. The Recorder’s Office, on the other hand, maintains various land and finance documents for Sonoma County.

The Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor does offer an online Index of Official Public Records recorded from 1964 to the present. You can search this online index to locate documents that can be reviewed and purchased by visiting their office in Santa Rosa. Documents recorded prior to 1964 (going back to 1835) are not indexed online, but are indexed in handwritten volumes which can be examined in their office at no cost. We also have a cumulative map index in their office for subdivision maps, parcel maps, surveys and assessment districts. All recorded documents are indexed by the names of the principal parties. To locate a document in the indexes, you will need to know the name of at least one party and the approximate year the document was recorded.
Applications for vital records are available at their website.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor’s Office:
William F. Rousseau
County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters
585 Fiscal Drive
Room 103
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Court Clerk Information
A web-based case management system allows you to search their case records. On the Smart Search page, enter your case number, or party name (Last, First, Middle).

Below is the physical address of the Superior Court:
Hall of Justice (Courtrooms 1-15)
600 Administration Drive
Santa Rosa CA 95403
Office Hours Monday-Friday 8 am to 3:30 pm

Sonoma, CA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009584,057
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200913,623
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20091,701
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20093,057
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,960
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20095,975
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20098,137
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200958,123
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20099,856
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200918,011
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20092,203
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200974,895
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20092,493
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,024
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200966,248
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200943,927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,188
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20098,988
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20098,101
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20098,908
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20097,063
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200910,909
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200914,102
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009433
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091,617
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200910,381
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20094,394
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20091,164
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20094,377
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009867
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009171,164

Sonoma County Clerk
County Government Office

Address: 2300 County Center Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, United States
Phone: 707-565-3800

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 12:59pm
Rivers can be deceiving. Please follow these river warnings. Even though the sun is out and it’s hot outside, the water is moving more quickly than it looks like it is. Wait for the river beaches to officially open and stay safe. #SonomaCounty #RussianRiver https://t.co/TGCGCthTXX
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 12:56pm
The man was delighted to get his $15,000 prosthetic leg back, and thankful it didn't hurt anyone or cause any damage when it fell, officials said. #Cloverdale #SonomaCounty https://t.co/ickbZeYzMY
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 10:55am
October 10, 2017, following a fast-moving wildfire in #SantaRosa Howard Booster hiked to the place where his home of 35 years once stood. He found nothing left. After much thought, the Booster family decided to #rebuild. This is their story. https://t.co/OMMfPk7u4j #sonomacounty https://t.co/HOTL7A2xAG
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 10:35am
With birdie on the first hole of the sudden-death playoff, @leona_maguire wins the Windsor Golf Classic to claim her first professional title 🏆 #WindsorClassic #SonomaCounty #LifeOpensUp #Road2LPGA #DriveOn https://t.co/dLZHSA61k2
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 10:21am
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