Records, Permits and Licenses

  • Certificates and Public Records
    • Birth CertificatesTrue

      Sacramento County can only issue birth certificates for children born in Sacramento County since 1850. Certificates for births prior to 1850 are not available. Newborn certificates are available approximately 4 weeks after the birth date. View the Birth Certificates page for more information.

      If you have questions, please contact us.


      Service Provided By:
      County Clerk/Recorder
      600 8th Street (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-874-6334

      East Service Center
      5229-B Hazel Avenue
      Fair Oaks, CA 95628
      Corner of Madison and Hazel Avenues
      Hours & Location

      South Service Center
      8239 E. Stockton Blvd, Suite A
      Sacramento, CA 95828
      North of Calvine Road by CARMAX
      Hours & Location

      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      7001 East Parkway, Suite 650 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      916-875-5345

      (For a birth in Sacramento County this year or last year only)

    • Certification and Accreditation for EMT’s and ParamedicsFalse

      Sacramento County Emergency (EMS) Agency is a regulatory entity that ensures that all Advanced Life Support (ALS) responders are properly licensed and certified to give the highest quality care to those in Sacramento County. For information on how to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in California or accredited as a Paramedic in Sacramento County, visit Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services Agency Website for detailed instructions and links.

      Service Provided By:

      Health Services
      9616 Micron Ave, Suite 960 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      (916) 874-9753 or e-mail

    • Death CertificatesTrue

      Sacramento County can only issue certificates for deaths which occurred in Sacramento County since 1850. Certificates for deaths prior to 1850 are not available. Death certificates are available approximately 4-6 weeks after the date of death. View the Death Certificate page for more information.

      If you have questions, please contact us.


      Service Provided By:
      County Clerk/Recorder
      600 8th Street (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-874-6334

      East Service Center
      5229-B Hazel Avenue
      Fair Oaks, CA 95628
      Corner of Madison and Hazel Avenues
      Hours & Location

      South Service Center
      8239 E. Stockton Blvd, Suite A
      Sacramento, CA 95828
      North of Calvine Road by CARMAX
      Hours & Location

    • Deeds, Liens, Deeds of Trust, and Reconveyances SearchTrue

      Electronic Recorder Online System Index provides on-line public access to Sacramento County's Index of Recorded Documents from 1965 to current. View the e-ROSI page for more information.

      If you have questions, please contact us.


      Service Provided By:
      County Clerk/Recorder
      600 8th Street (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-874-6334

      East Service Center
      5229-B Hazel Avenue
      Fair Oaks, CA 95628
      Corner of Madison and Hazel Avenues
      Hours & Location

      South Service Center
      8239 E. Stockton Blvd, Suite A
      Sacramento, CA 95828
      North of Calvine Road by CARMAX
      Hours & Location

    • Immunization Assistance ProgramFalse

      Are your children up-to-date on their immunizations? We provide resources about immunizations and services available for children and adults. Seasonal flu shot clinics are conducted annually. View program website for more information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health Services
      7001 East Parkway, Suite 600 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      916-875-7468 or e-mail

    • Marriage License/Certificate (Application)True

      If you want to get married, we recommend that you set-up an appointment for your marriage license and/or marriage ceremony. An appointment will eliminate wait time. View the appointment calendar to make an appointment and complete the online application.

      If you have questions, please view the Eligibility Requirements or contact us.


      Service Provided By:
      County Clerk/Recorder
      600 8th Street (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-874-6334

      East Service Center
      5229-B Hazel Avenue
      Fair Oaks, CA 95628
      Corner of Madison and Hazel Avenues
      Hours & Location

      South Service Center
      8239 E. Stockton Blvd, Suite A
      Sacramento, CA 95828
      North of Calvine Road by CARMAX
      Hours & Location

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    • Marriage License/Certificate (Official Copies)False

      We can only issue copies of marriage certificates for licenses issued in Sacramento County since 1905. You can order in person, by mail, fax, e-mail or online.

      If you have questions, please contact us.


      Service Provided By:
      County Clerk/Recorder
      600 8th Street (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-874-6334

      East Service Center
      5229-B Hazel Avenue
      Fair Oaks, CA 95628
      Corner of Madison and Hazel Avenues
      Hours & Location

      South Service Center
      8239 E. Stockton Blvd, Suite A
      Sacramento, CA 95828
      North of Calvine Road by CARMAX
      Hours & Location

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    • Out-of-Hospital Birth RegistrationFalse

      You can register a child that was born outside of a licensed hospital birthing facility within one year of its birth at your local County Vital Records office. To register a child that was born in Sacramento County, but outside of a licensed birthing facility, you need to contact our Birth Registration Desk. View the Registration page for more information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health Services
      7001-A East Parkway, Ste. 650 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      916-875-5345 or e-mail

    • Property RecordsFalse

      Many records required to be kept or prepared by the Assessor are considered public documents and are available for viewing at our self-service public information computers. View the public records page for more information.


      Service Provided By:
      Assessor
      3701 Power Inn Rd, Suite 3000 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95826-4329
      916-875-0700 or e-mail

    • Recorded Documents SearchFalse

      e-ROSI provides on-line public access to Sacramento County's Index of Recorded Documents from 1965 to current. You will not be able to see the actual document. You will be able to identify documents of interest for further research or to order a copy. View the e-ROSI page for more information.

      The most commonly recorded documents are:

      • Deeds
      • Deeds of Trust
      • Deeds of Reconveyance
      • Assignments of a Deed of Trust
      • Liens

      If you have questions, please contact us.


      Service Provided By:
      County Clerk/Recorder
      600 8th Street (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-874-6334

      East Service Center
      5229-B Hazel Avenue
      Fair Oaks, CA 95628
      Corner of Madison and Hazel Avenues
      Hours & Location

      South Service Center
      8239 E. Stockton Blvd, Suite A
      Sacramento, CA 95828
      North of Calvine Road by CARMAX
      Hours & Location

    • Security System Alarm PermitsFalse

      A permit is required in Sacramento County to connect or operate an alarm system within a business or residence. View the Alarm Ordinance Bureau page for more information.


      Service Provided By:
      Sheriff
      711 G Street (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-874-4616

    • Sheriff RecordsFalse

      The Records Bureau processes approximately 120,000 crime/incident reports each year. They also provide record/warrant information, criminal history, DMV, missing persons status, parole/probation status, stolen vehicle and property statuses, to field officers, detectives, and allied law enforcement agencies via radio, telephone, and teletype operations. View the Records Bureau page.


      Service Provided By:
      Sheriff
      711 G Street (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-874-5383

    • Vital RecordsFalse

      The mission of Sacramento County Vital Records is to register all vital records events that occur in our local registration district, and to provide timely and accurate services in order to meet our mandates and provide services to the public and other government agencies. View the Vital Records page for more information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health Services
      7001 A East Parkway, Suite 650 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      916-875-5345 or e-mail

  • Permits and Licenses
    • Agriculture Burn PermitsFalse

      Managing the orderly burning of agricultural crop residues allows for the use of this important tool while minimizing the impact on urban areas. Contact us for an agricultural burn permit.

      Service Provided By:
      Agricultural Commission / Weights and Measures
      4137 Branch Center Road (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-875-6603 or e-mail  

      New Office Hours:
      8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed from noon - 1 p.m.)

    • Application for Food Facility Plan ReviewFalse

      Any Retail food facility that is built or remodeled in Sacramento County must submit plans and have them approved by the Environmental Management Department. Plan Review is usually the starting point for opening a new food facility in Sacramento County.

      View the Application page.


      Service Provided By:
      Environmental Management
      10590 Armstrong Avenue (Map)
      Mather, CA 95655
      916-875-8484 or e-mail

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    • Basketball Hoops on Public Property/Sidewalk/StreetFalse

      The Sacramento County Department of Transportation Right of Way Management (ROWM) Section is responsible for managing various activities within unincorporated area roadways including the review of construction traffic control plans, enforcement of illegal encroachments (including vegetation, portable basketball hoops, dumpsters, signs, etc.) and issuing street use permits for one to two day events. For more information, view the Right of Way Management page.


      Service Provided By:
      Transportation
      4100 Traffic Way (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311 or e-mail

    • Building Permit ServicesTrue

      You can now apply and pay for permits, receive fee estimates, schedule inspections and check permit status online. By registering for a user account and providing basic information, simple permits such as replacing water heaters or air condition/heaters can be processed via the internet. Simply click Online Services to set up your account. For more information, view the Permits System page.

      Service Provided By:

      Building Permits and Inspection
      827 7th Street, Room 102 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311 or e-mail

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    • Building Permit/Intake CounterFalse

      We provide plan review, building permits and field inspection services for all private development building projects within the unincorporated area of Sacramento County. View the Permit/Intake Counter page for more information.

      Service Provided By:
      Building Permits and Inspection
      827 7th Street, Room 102 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311 or e-mail

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    • Burial PermitsFalse

      Contact the County Vital Records office in the county where the remains or cremains are legally interred. This can be determined by looking at the burial permit that is with the remains now. View the Burial Permits for Disinterment page.


      Service Provided By:

      Health Services
      7001 East Parkway, Suite 650 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      916-875-5345 or e-mail

    • Business License ApplicationTrue

      Sacramento County issues business licenses to regulate businesses operating in the unincorporated area of the County (the areas of the County not within city limits) to promote improved enforcement of ordinances that protect the public and prevent nuisances and neighborhood disturbances. The license is not a business tax and is not based on business revenue. View the Licensing page.

      If you have questions, please send us an e-mail.


      Service Provided By:
      Finance
      700 H Street, Room 1710 (First Floor) (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-874-6644 or e-mail

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    • Encroachment InspectionFalse

      An Encroachment permit is used to authorize placement, modification, or removal of any kind of permanent or temporary encroachments. View the Permits page.


      Service Provided By:
      General Services
      9700 Goethe Road, Suite D (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311 or e-mail

    • Farmers Market/Certified Producer CertificatesFalse

      Contact us for information on selling produce at Farmers Markets or what it takes to open a Farmers Market.

      Service Provided By:
      Agricultural Commission /  Weights and Measures
      4137 Branch Center Road (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-875-6603 or e-mail

      New Office Hours:
      8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed from noon - 1 p.m.)

    • Fictitious Business NamesTrue

      Sacramento County Fictitious Business Name Statements are filed in the County's Business License Unit. View Fictitiious Business Name Search for more information.


      Service Provided By:
      Finance
      700 H Street, Room 1710 (First Floor) (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-874-6644 or e-mail

    • Kennel LicenseFalse

      Residents of the unincorporated County can keep up to 4 dogs/cats, all of which have to be licensed (a total of 4 animals). To keep more animals, a kennel license must be obtained.

      For more information, view the Animal FAQ page or contact Planning & Environmental Review at 916-874-6221.


      Service Provided By:
      Planning and Environmental Review
      827 7th Street, Room 225 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311 or e-mail

    • Mobile Food FacilitiesFalse

      The Food Protection Program includes any place food is sold or prepared for sale. For example, lunch trucks and hot dog carts. For more information, view the Program page.


      Service Provided By:
      Environmental Management
      10590 Armstrong Avenue, Suite A (Map)
      Mather, CA 95655-4153
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311 or e-mail

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    • Mooring PermitTrue

      A permit issued by the Sheriff is required for any vessel to be moored, anchored, grounded, placed or otherwise located in any waterway of Sacramento County for a period exceeding fourteen (14) days. If location is in Sacramento City Police jurisdiction, call the Sacramento City Police Department Communication Center at 916 264-5471. View the Mooring Permit page.


      Service Provided By:
      Sheriff
      Florin Station Road, Suite B, 7000 65th Street (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      916-875-0493 (Office), 916-876-7549 (Fax)

    • Movie PermitsFalse

      Street use permits are required for movie related productions that occur on unincorporated area roadways. For more information, view the Movie Permits page.


      Service Provided By:
      Transportation
      4100 Traffic Way (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311

    • Oversized LoadsFalse

      Permits are required for moving oversized loads on County roadways. View the Transportation web page for information on how to obtain a permit.


      Service Provided By:
      Building Permits & Inspection
      700 H Street, Room 7650 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-874-6544 or e-mail

    • Parking Large Work Vehicles at HomeFalse

      Motor vehicles and equipment used for, or designed primarily for, commercial, industrial or agricultural purposes with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or more, and trailers used for, or designed primarily for, commercial, industrial or agricultural purposes, cannot be parked or stored on any agricultural-residential, residential or interim-residential zoned property except when loading, unloading or rendering service. For more information, view the Code Enforcement FAQ page.

      Report an issue.


      Service Provided By:

      Code Enforcement
      9700 Goethe Road, Suite A (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311 or e-mail

    • Pesticide Registrations: Restricted Materials Permit, Operator/Grower Identification, Pest Control BusinessesFalse

      Contact us to set up appointments to get restricted materials permits, Operator identification numbers, or to register pest control businesses. Get information regarding licensing exams.

      Service Provided By:
      Agricultural Commission / Weights and Measures
      4137 Branch Center Road (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-875-6603 or e-mail

    • Phytosanitary Certificates/Export CertificationFalse

      Contact us for information and documents necessary for exporting plants or fruits out-of-state or to other countries.

      Service Provided By:
      Agricultural Commission / Weights and Measures
      4137 Branch Center Road (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-875-6603 or e-mail

    • Septic Tank PermitFalse

      The process for obtaining a permit in Sacramento County varies depending on whether you are installing a new septic system or repairing an existing system, and where your property is located.  View the Septic System Permit Process page for more information.


      Service Provided By:
      Environmental Management
      10590 Armstrong Avenue (Map)
      Mather, CA 95655
      916-875-8484 or e-mail

    • Sewer PermitsFalse

      To get a building permit and a sewer impact (connection) permit for a new or existing business or residence, some key information is required. For residential permits you need the property address, parcel number and your payment. For commercial permits, you need the property address, parcel number, site improvement plans and your payment. View the Permit page for more information.


      Service Provided By:
      Sacramento Area Sewer District
      10060 Goethe Road (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-876-6100 or e-mail

    • Street Use PermitsFalse

      Street Use Permits are issued by the Right of Way Management Section and are required for organized activity within the roadway. Examples of these activities include street parades, races, block parties, litter clean-up, and covering of nonessential "No Parking" signs to allow parking for special events. View the Street Use Permits page.


      Service Provided By:
      Transportation
      4100 Traffic Way (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311

    • Temporary Construction Water PermitFalse

      In addition to complying with the County requirements, beginning March 10, 2003, construction projects in the county disturbing one acre or more need to obtain coverage under the State Water Resources Control Board's general construction stormwater permit. View the Construction and Development Projects page for more information.

      To Report Water Service-Related Issues, call 3-1-1 (outside unincorporated county, call: 916-875-4311).

      Service Provided By:
      Water Resources
      700 H Street, Room 6720 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      3-1-1 (Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311)  or e-mail

    • Temporary Food Facilities (Community Events)False

      The Food Protection Program includes permitting and inspection of retail food businesses including restaurants, bars, markets, school cafeterias, bakeries, mini-marts and convenience stores, mobile food vendors, and special/temporary event booths. For more information, view the Program page.


      Service Provided By:
      Environmental Management
      10590 Armstrong Avenue, Suite A (Map)
      Mather, CA 95655-4153
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311 or e-mail

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    • Tree Removal PermitsFalse

      A Tree Pruning or Tree Removal Permit is required to prune or remove any public tree and certain private trees. Public Trees are those that occur on any County owned land (parks, building grounds, etc.) and/or within Right-of-Way situations. Privately owned trees also require a tree permit in accordance with Zoning Code Regulations and the County's Tree Preservation and Protection Ordinance. View the Tree Removal Permits page for more information.

      Service Provided By:
      Planning and Environmental Review
      Building Assistance Center, 827 7th St, Room 102 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311 or e-mail

      For questions concerning street trees, trees on public lands or trees along creeks, please call 311.
      For all other tree questions please contact the Sacramento Tree Coordinator phone: (916) 874-5278.