As a precautionary measure to help protect staff and the community from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Assessor/Clerk-Recorder will limit walk-in hours for her offices. For detailed information, please click here.
Kristine Lee, Kings County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder
The Kings County Clerk-Recorder is the recorder of real property documents and the custodian of all non judicial public records. Other duties include the issuance and registration of Marriage Licenses; Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates; Fictitious Business Names; Photocopier and Unlawful Detainer Licenses; Notary Bond Filings and Oaths; and the Licensing of Process Servers and Legal Document Assistants.
Please see link above for hours during the current pandemic.
The types of documents that may be filed with the County Clerk-Recorder are established by California law. Once a document is recorded it becomes a public record. Copies of recorded documents are available by appointment only during the current pandemic.
The Kings County Clerk-Recorder’s Office Public Records system allows us to provide, as a free service to our community, searchable indexes for Birth, Death, Marriage, Real Estate, & Fictitious Business Names.
In addition to the indexes, applications for Fictitious Business Names and Marriage Licenses are available on-line. Once these applications are submitted to the Clerk-Recorder’s Office the applicant(s) will need to come into the office to complete the transaction. Further instructions can be found on the application forms. We hope you will find these services useful.
The Clerk-Recorder is also the local commissioner of Civil Marriages. However, wedding ceremonies have been temporarily suspended during the current pandemic.
For any questions, please call our office at (559) 852-2470.