The objective of the Clerk/Recorder's office is to be protective of the fiduciary responsibility as guardian of public records, to provide the public with prompt and orderly recordation, filing or issuing of documents, and to provide quality copies of recorded documents and vital records when requested. We also process passports, file Notary Bonds & Fictitious Business Name Statements. All of these services offered are done in compliance with the laws of the State of California.

The Del Norte County Elections Office is responsible for the registration of voters, maintenance of voter files, the conduct of federal, state, local and special elections and the verification of initiative, referendum and recall petitions. Currently there are approximately 12,000 registered voters, and 18 voting precincts established for countywide elections.

Public Administrator
The Del Norte County Public Administrator reviews requests for decedent estate administration & determines jurisdiction of the Public Administrator to act in these cases; secures evidence of births, marriages, divorces, military service, and jobs to ascertain location and disposition of estates; works closely with private and public agencies and institutions, such as County Coroner, mortuaries, County Clerk-Recorder, banks and heir seekers to administer estate of deceased.