Limited Services

Stanislaus County Clerk – Recorder, Election Division has made the difficult decision to limit public access effective Friday, March 20, 2020 until further notice our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This action aligns with the closing of local school districts and local governments.

It is our goal to maintain essential services to the public and County staff will continue to be available during this challenging time.

The following services will be available as outlined below:

  • Real Estate – Documents can be mailed to Stanislaus County Clerk - Recorder, PO Box 1008, Modesto CA 95353 or if sent via over-night carrier, to Stanislaus County Clerk – Recorder 1021 “I” Modesto, CA 95354. Any questions regarding payment or document recordability can be emailed to moc.ytnuocnats@redrocer or you may call 209-525-5279
  • Birth, Death and Marriage Record Requests – Requests for birth, death or marriage records can be submitted online through or through the mail at Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder P.O. Box 1670 Modesto, CA 95353. Requests through the mail will be processed daily. Completed requests will be returned through the US mail.
  • Official Records copies & searches – Any member of the public may view the online index of document recordings or maps through our website at We will not be able to perform property records search for the public during the closure. There are local title companies, attorneys and abstractors that can assist the public with property related matters.
  • Fictitious Business Name Statements – Any member of the public can file their Business Name Statement through the mail at Stanislaus County Clerk - Recorder, PO Box 1670, Modesto CA 95353.
  • Marriage License – Those needing to obtain a marriage license can download this packet. If you have questions you may contact our office at 209-525-5251. All civil ceremonies have been cancelled as of this time and no new appointments will be made until further notice.
  • Passport Applications – Passport applications will not be accepted or processed.
  • General Phone Calls, Emails and other services – Phone calls, voicemails and emails will be answered.
  • Elections – all election services can be obtained via email at moc.ytnuocnats@etovnats, or through the mail at Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, 1021 I Street, Modesto, CA 95354.
  • Contact Us – Questions via telephone, voicemail and email will be answered as soon as possible. Clerk-Recorder and Election hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday


Condado de Stanislaus Secretaría del Registro, División de Elecciones ha tomado la difícil decisión de limitar el acceso público efectivo el viernes 20 de marzo de 2020 hasta nuevo aviso con el fin de hacer nuestra parte en reducir la propagación de COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Esta acción se alinea con el cierre de los distritos escolares locales y los gobiernos locales.

Es nuestro objetivo de mantener servicios esenciales para el publico y el personal del Condado continuara estando disponible durante este tiempo difícil.

Los siguientes servicios estarán disponibles como se indica a continuación:

  • Bienes Raíces – Los documentos se pueden enviar por correo a Stanislaus County Clerk - Recorder, PO Box 1008, Modesto CA 95353 o si se envían a través de un transportista nocturno, a Stanislaus County Clerk – Recorder 1021 “I” Modesto, CA 95354. Cualquier pregunta con respecto al pago o registrabilidad de documentos se puede enviar por correo electrónico a moc.ytnuocnats@redrocer o puede llamar al 209-525-5230.
  • Solicitudes de Registro de Nacimiento, de Defunción y de Matrimonio – Solicitudes de registros de nacimiento, de defunción o de matrimonio se pueden enviar en línea a través de o por correo a Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder P.O. Box 1670 Modesto, CA 95353. Las solicitudes a través de correo se procesarán diariamente. Las solicitudes completadas se devolverán a través del correo postal de EE. UU.
  • Copias Oficiales de Registros y búsquedas – Cualquier miembro del público puede ver el índice en línea de grabaciones de documentos o mapas a través de nuestro sitio web en No podremos realizar búsquedas de registros de propiedad para el público durante el cierre. Hay compañías de títulos locales, abogados y abstractos que pueden ayudar al público con asuntos relacionados con la propiedad.
  • Declaraciones de Nombre de Negocio Ficticias – Cualquier miembro del público puede presentar su Ficticious Business Name Statement por correo al Stanislaus County Clerk - Recorder, PO Box 1670, Modesto CA 95353.
  • Licencia de matrimonio - quienes necesiten obtener una licencia de matrimonio pueden descargar este paquete. Si tiene preguntas, puede comunicarse con nuestra oficina al 209-525-5251 or 209-525-5230. Todas las ceremonias civiles se han cancelado a partir de este momento y no se harán nuevas citas hasta nuevo aviso.
  • Llamadas Telefónicas Generales, Correo Electrónicos y otros servicios – Llamadas telefónicas, mensajes de voz y correos electrónicos serán contestados.
  • Elecciones – todos los servicios de la elección pueden ser obtenidos vía el correo electrónico a moc.ytnuocnats@etovnats, o a través del correo al Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, 1021 I Street, Modesto, CA 95354.
  • Contáctenos – Las preguntas por teléfono, correo de voz y correo electrónico se responderán lo antes posible. El horario de la oficina de la Secretaria de Registro y Elecciones son de 8 a.m. a 4 p.m., de lunes a viernes.

About Us

Who We Are

The Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters ensures that voters determine the leaders and laws that govern the community. The Registrar of Voters, part of the County Clerk-Recorder Department, plays a vital role by registering voters, accepting candidate nominations and conducting elections. Each election, the Registrar of Voters recruits and trains over 700 poll workers who get an interesting look behind the scenes at election time. This is especially valuable for high school students, who may qualify for school credit and earn a monetary stipend as they learn about the democratic process. The Registrar of Voters also verifies petition signatures; some petitions help candidates qualify for the ballot and others call for a change in the law.

What We Do

The Registrar of Voters performs the following functions on behalf of Stanislaus County:

  • Register voters and update their files as they move or change name or political party
  • Assist military and overseas civilian voters with an early delivery of ballots to cities all over the world
  • File campaign paperwork and documents from candidates and elected officials
  • Provide an array of data to campaigns, the media and researchers
  • Design and proofread Sample Ballot Pamphlets and ballots in English and other federally required languages
  • Set precincts for each election, based on district lines and population
  • Survey polls for Americans With Disabilities Act compliance, finding new sites as needed
  • Recruit and train 700-plus poll workers per election
  • As vote by mail ballots arrive, verify signature on each envelope. Challenged signatures are individually reviewed by managers.
  • Count vote by mail and poll ballots
  • Conduct canvass after each election, including scrutiny of provisional ballots and vote by mail ballots dropped off at polls, balancing poll rosters and checking randomly selected 1 percent of precincts with hand counts
  • Prepare and certify Statement of the Vote
  • Analyze changes in election law and establish County election procedures
  • Maintain election and Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) records as required by law

What We Offer

The Registrar of Voters' mission is to provide the opportunity for County residents to register to vote and take part in elections that are conducted with the highest degree of accuracy, efficiency and professionalism. Meeting customer needs is a priority. Employees are trained on Elections Code and keep abreast of law changes that affect the conduct of elections.

Disclaimer: The information contained in these pages was valid at the time of publication. The County Clerk / Recorder / Registrar of Voters reserves the right to modify, update, change or make improvements at any time, without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.