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Attention Passport Applicants 


We heard you! No more long waiting in line to have your passport application processed!

Effective July 1, 2014, Passport Applications will be processed at the Santa Clara County Clerk-Recorder’s Office BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

You can pick your own time between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday! 

You can schedule your appointments now by calling 1-408-299-5688.




Mission Statement

REGINA ALCOMENDRAS, SANTA CLARA COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER: The Santa Clara County Clerk-Recorder’s Office is the custodian of the community’s life events. With integrity, respect and an everlasting commitment to world class customer service, it is our mission to preserve and provide accurate records of birth, death, marriage, business functions, and real property documents.



The Clerk-Recorder's Office records or files authorized documents and maps, collects transfer tax and other fees, and registers all births, deaths, and public marriages occurring within Santa Clara County. Once recorded or filed, the documents and certificates are made available for examination by interested parties.  Exact copies are issued upon request.

Additionally, the Clerk-Recorder's Office issues marriage licenses, performs marriage ceremonies, and registers confidential marriages. The office also performs services related to filing of Fictitious Business Name statements, filing of Notary Bonds, registration of professional agents and similar services.