Recorder - County Clerk

As the Recorder-County Clerk the department staff and I are responsible for the official recording, filing and preserving of all vital documents in the County. As the Recorder-County Clerk, 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 Recorder-County Clerk

Napa County is encouraging the public to use online and mail to transact business to improve efficiency and reduce wait times. Each of our pages has links to our online forms and ways of obtaining certified copies. 

Napa County is issuing marriage licenses only to couples where one of the parties is a Napa County resident. We encourage couples to complete the paperwork online to streamline time in the office.

Napa County is performing wedding ceremonies only for couples who obtain their license in Napa County. Couples can make an appointment for a ceremony at the same time the license is issued or at a later date.

Please call 707-253-4247 for assistance with any of our services or for more information.


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.

County Clerk

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