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