FAQs

How do I get to the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office?

DIRECTIONS

From Highway 4:

  • Take the Alhambra Avenue off ramp.
  • Head north on Alhambra approximately 3 miles.
  • Turn right on Escobar Street and make a quick left into the parking lot.

From Interstate 680:

  • Take the Marina Vista off ramp.
  • Turn left onto Marina Vista and drive for approximately 3 miles.
  • We are located directly across from the train station.
Is parking readily available at your building?

There are a limited number of available parking spots in the lot in front of our building. There is also metered street parking available.

Are you open during the lunch hour?

Yes, we are open during the lunch hour.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, pre-printed checks, credit and debit cards.  Credit and debit cards are subject to an additional service fee.  If you intend on using a check, please make sure the address on the check is the same as your picture identification.  We cannot accept crossed out information on checks.  Checks should be made payable to “Clerk-Recorder”.

What types of records are stored in your office?

The County Clerk-Recorder’s Office maintains the county records for real property, vital records (birth, death and marriage) and non-judicial Clerk filings.

When is the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office open?

Recorder
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, including the noon hour.

Clerk / Copy Section
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, including the noon hour.

County observed holidays are listed below:

    Any holiday listed by date that falls on a Saturday is observed on the preceding Friday and any that falls on a Sunday is observed on the following Monday.

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 15 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed the Monday closest to actual date)
  • February 22 – Presidents’ Day (observed the Monday closest to the actual date)
  • Last Monday in May – Memorial Day
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • First Monday in September – Labor Day
  • November 11 – Veterans’ Day
  • Fourth Thursday in November – Thanksgiving Day
  • Fourth Friday in November – Day after Thanksgiving
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
How do I contact the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office?

Mailing address for the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office:

P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553

Street address for the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office:

555 Escobar Street
Martinez, CA 94553

Telephone Information: (925) 335-7900