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NOTICE: While our main office at 1055 Monterey Street, Suite D-120, San Luis Obispo remains open to the public, as of Monday, December 14, the Clerk-Recorder’s office will no longer be offering marriage licenses to walk-ins. An appointment is REQUIRED to control the number of people in our lobby at any given time. Please call 805-781-5080 to request an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. At least one member of the couple applying for a license must be a SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY RESIDENT. Should you come to our office without an appointment, you may be required to schedule an appointment and come back at another time. Our Atascadero office remains closed at this time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Recorded Document Copies

What is the process?

Step 1: Obtaining an Official Record

Official Record copies can be obtained one of four ways:
 

  1. Online via the Self-Service Portal.  After locating the Official Record(s) you wish to purchase, add each record to your shopping cart and follow the instructions to purchase. Once purchased you will be able to download your document(s).  If you have trouble downloading your document(s) please submit your request by following Step 3.
  2. In-person at the Clerk-Recorder Office in San Luis Obispo. Locate the Official Records you wish to obtain using our public kiosk, following the instructions to add your documents to your shopping cart. After submitting your request, proceed to the front counter to pay for and receive your records. 
  3. By Email.  Submit your request to [email protected].  You must include the following information with your request:  (1) A completed Credit Card Authorization Form, (2) Document Number and/or Book and Page Number of document(s) requested (3) a reference name listed in the document.  
  4. By Mail. Mail a letter requesting the Official Records you wish to obtain with the appropriate fee

          Mail completed form to:     
          County of San Luis Obispo Clerk-Recorder
          1055 Monterey Street, Suite D120
          San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Clerk-Recorder's Fee Schedule.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available anytime throughout the year by mail, online, or in-person at the Clerk-Recorder Office in San Luis Obispo during regular business hours except during County-observed holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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