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Recorder Clerk

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Message from Janelle K. Horne, Recorder-Clerk

Due to the El Dorado County Public Health Officer's directive, effective March 23, 2020 at 8 a.m., in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19, we will be closing our public counter.  We want to assure you that we will continue to provide our office's essential services.   This link highlights the services we will continue to provide you and the manner in which it will be provided.  We value the residents of El Dorado County and will continue to strive to provide you with the exceptional service during these challenging and unpredictable times.  

The County Recorder accepts, records and preserves for permanent record, certain legal documents affecting land title, and vital statistics. The County Recorder also creates and maintains a daily index of these documents for reference, research, and issuance of certified copies. 

The County Clerk issues and registers marriage licenses; accepts and indexes Fictitious Business Name statements; files notary bond certificates, powers of attorney, surety bonds, inventory statements, certain environmental documents, and maintains a list of public rosters. The County Clerk registers Professional Photocopiers, Process Servers, Unlawful Detainer Assistants, and Legal Document Assistants. 


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