County of Alameda
Office of Melissa Wilk, Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder


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Main Office in Oakland

Full Service Location

1106 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94607 Map

Telephone1-888-280-7708
TDD1-510-444-1396
Local1-510-272-6362

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (except holidays)

Cut-off times for the following services:
4:00 PM - Issuance of marriage licenses, filing of environmental impact reports, and para-professional registrations including: process servers, professional photocopiers, legal document assistants (LDAs), and unlawful detainer assistants (UDAs)
4:30 PM - Document Recording

NOTE: Our busy time is noon to 2:00 PM Please avoid these hours, if possible, for faster service.

Parking, Public Transit, and Accessibility Information

There is limited metered street parking. Parking is available at a pay parking lot, located at 12th and Jackson Streets, and one located at the Oakland Museum on Oak, between 10th and 12th Street.

The Recorder's building is a few blocks from Lake Merritt BART station.

Method of Payment

  • Cash, Debit/ATM Card - In Person Only
  • Credit cards are not accepted for in person and mail requests.
  • Money Order, Cashier's or Traveler's Check - payable to: Alameda County Clerk Recorder
  • Personal, Company or Bank Check, preprinted with account holder's name - payable to: Alameda County Clerk Recorder. Out of country payments must be in U.S. dollars.
  • Credit cards (Master Card or Visa) are ONLY accepted for online copy request of Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates, Fictitious Business Name Statements, and Official Public Records.

Tri-Valley Office

Select Services

7600 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA 94568 Map
Office entrance is located through the building's courtyard.

Mail transactions are not accepted at this location.

Marriage ceremonies are NOT offered at this location.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (except holidays)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (closed for lunch)

Cut-off times for the following services:
4:00 PM - Issuance of marriage licenses
4:30 PM - Document Recording

NOTE: Select Services offered at the Tri-Valley Office include:

  • Certified Copies of Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates
  • Document Recording Services
  • Fictitious Business Name Filings
  • Notary Oath & Bond Filings
  • Public Records searches
  • Marriage License Issuance (only)

Parking, Public Transit, and Accessibility Information

Free customer parking is available.
The offices are within walking distance of the West Dublin BART station.