County of San Benito Clerk, Auditor & Recorder

County Clerk

It is the County Clerk’s mission to provide competent and quality service to all citizens, as well as visitors, by providing a well-trained, informed and competent staff who have access to and use of current and accurate technology. Further, our goal is and has always been to provide this service and technology at a minimum cost to the taxpayers of San Benito County while preserving its’ vast and rich history.


Statement of Mandates

This Division performs a variety of mandated duties. These include issuing marriage licenses, filing and indexing confidential marriage certificates, and issuing certified copies of such marriage certificates to persons after proper identification is produced. This Division accepts for filing fictitious business name statements, abandonments, proofs of publication of such statements and withdrawal of partnership statements. An index to these filings is maintained and copies are provided to the public, when requested, for a fee.

This Division accepts notary bonds for filing, maintains records of those filed, and certifies to the authenticity of a notary, when requested, for a fee.

This Division accepts oaths of office for filing and maintains the roster of public officers for the County.  Powers of Attorney, appointments of Humane Officers, registrations of Private Professional Photocopiers, Process Servers and Unlawful Detainer Assistants and county inventories are filed and maintained as public records.

This Division collects a fee for the filing of Notices of Determination under the state Environmental Quality Act that is transmitted monthly to the Department of Fish and Game and collects an administrative fee to cover the cost of processing these papers.

The County Clerk is a Commissioner of Civil Marriages pursuant to state statute and as such may perform marriage ceremonies.

The County Clerk is the filing officer for Conflict of Interest Statements for county departments, agencies, boards and commissions and as such distributes and accepts for filing such statements.

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