Clerk-Recorder Forms

Forms are distributed in Adobe PDF format (for viewing and printing).

Vital Records

Birth Certificate Copy Order Application
Death Certificate Copy Order Application
Marriage Certificate Copy Order Application 

Apostille Information 


The application is not fully processed by web due to the requirements for original signatures and notarization.

  • Certified AUTHORIZED vital copy request:  you must appear in person at one of our office or print the application and take it to a Notary Public to complete sections 6 and 7 and return to Clerk-Recorder by mail or fax (email is not accepted). 
  • Certified INFORMATIONAL vital copy request: you must appear in person at one of our office or print and sign in Box 3 on the application and return to Clerk-Recorder by mail or fax (email is not accepted).

If you have questions or do not have your application printed and need a copy, please email Clk-RecHelpDesk@co.santa-barbara.ca.us  with your requestor name, approximate date of application and Self Service ID (if available).

Marriages

Marriage License and Ceremony Guide English
Marriage License and Ceremony Guide Spanish
Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages for a Day 

Fictitious Business Name

FBN Statement
FBN Abandonment Statement
FBN Withdrawal Statement
FBN Copy Order/Search

Real Estate/Official Records

Notary Change as of 1/1/2015
Sample Acknowledgment Wording
PCOR - Prelim Change of Ownership Report (BOE-502A)
Documents Subject to DA Fraud Fee
Monument Survey Preservation Fund fee schedule
Monument Survey Preservation Fund fee guidelines
List of documents requiring a PCOR
Documentary Transfer Tax Affidavit
Exemptions to Documentary Transfer Tax
Official Record copy order form
DD214 military discharge copy order form
Change in Ownership - Legal Advice Notice
Basic Guidelines for Recording Document
Cover Sheet
Notary Acknowledgement
Jurat
Illegible Notary Seal Declaration
Re-Recording Memo
Certification Page (form for illegible text>
Building Homes and Jobs Act Fee (SB2) Cover Page

Notary Filings

Information for Notaries

Credit Card Authorization

Credit Card Authorization Form

Fee Schedule

Clerk-Recorder Fee Schedule