Welcome to the County of Santa Barbara Clerk-Recorder

News & Announcements


Effective October 1, 2020, there will be a new federal law (REAL ID Act) regarding driving licenses that may affect many individuals. The Recorder's Office encourages customers to review the requirements to obtain a Real ID driving license. The requirements may include obtaining a copy of a birth and/or marriage certificate and possibly amending a record for accuracy. Checking the requirements with your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may help you plan and minimize potential delays to obtaining required documentation.

For more information regarding the requirements for California's REAL ID, please visit DMV's REAL ID Interactive Checklist

For more information regarding amending a record, please visit the California Department of Public Health's page on Correcting or Amending Vital Records

Government Release Recording Fee Increase effective January 1, 2020 click link to view notice

Office Locations & Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
excluding Holidays
All services must be completed by 4:30 p.m.
Being in line does not guarantee service before closing.

Santa Barbara Office
Hall of Records
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Santa Maria Office
511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 115
Santa Maria, CA 93455-1341
Note: Do not send mail to Santa Maria address.

Mailing Address

PO Box 159
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Express Mail:
Hall of Records
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Contact Us

Phone 805-568-2250
Fax 805-568-2266