County Government Center
701 Ocean Street, Rm. 310
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Parking is free for the first 1 or 2 hours, depending on where you park. After that, it is 50 cents/hour payable at the machines located in the parking lot. 

For public transit, go to Santa Cruz Metro.

Our office is a safe place where all people are treated
with compassion and respect. Everyone is welcome!

Phone: 831-454-2060
Toll Free:866-282-5900
TDD/TTY-call 711.

For information on the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunication Program go to  
Federal Communications Commission  or  
deaf and disabled telecommunications program

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm 
(8am-4:30pm for Passports)
We are open during the lunch hour. 

Click here for clerk services in Watsonville. 

County Clerk Services

The County Clerk’s office provides in-person services by appointment ONLY at two locations.

The services include:

Please have all your paperwork and payment ready. Our office does not accept credit cards.

To make an appointment click the link below or call 831-454-2060.

For more information about passports or to renew a passport, visit the US Department of State's website. 

Fictitious Business Name filings may be filed by mail. Click here for the application and process. You may also make an appointment for a FBN if you need it quickly.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone exhibiting signs of illness. We encourage customers to wear a mask, bring their own pens and wash their hands before and after visiting our office. Most of our staff are working remotely, but those who are here are following public health guidelines of wearing a mask, washing our hands often, cleaning work surfaces frequently, covering our coughs and sneezes, maintaining social distances, and staying home if we are sick. 

Please contact us if you have any questions. For more information on COVID-19, call 211, text "covid19" to 211211 or visit County Health's website. Thank you.