Recorder-County Clerk


Recorder-County Clerk

John Tuteur Recorder-County Clerk

Earthquake and the Napa County Clerk-Recorder Division

 The Recorder-Clerk office is open at its former location downtown at 900 Coombs St. Room 116. 

 Regular office hours are 8AM to 4:15PM for marriage licenses and 8AM to 4:30PM for fictitious name statements, copies of vital records, etc.  Recording hours are from 8AM to 3PM.

Recording questions?  Call 253-4105

Clerk questions?  Call 253-4247





Recorder-County Clerk

As the County Clerk/Recorder the department staff and I are responsible for the official recording, filing and preserving of all vital documents in the County. As the Clerk/Recorder, I am the Registrar of Voters as well, responsible for Federal, State and local elections. Please visit the Elections Division's website for further information regarding elections.

John Tuteur

Responsibilities of the County Clerk/Recorder


Maintains official records to provide a public record and to give constructive notice of transactions relating to real property in Napa County. Serves as the local registrar of marriages and keeps the birth and death records for the County. All documents are filmed and indexed in order that copies may be prepared upon request. Records are made available to the public for property searches and for genealogical research.


Files and maintains indexes of non-court related documents, bonds, fictitious business name statements (FBN’s) and issues marriage licenses.


A Documentary Transfer Tax is collected on conveyances of real property.