Jordan Z. Marks


County of San Diego

News Article

NOTICE: 3 Branch Offices Closing Effective March 19th

News Date
Mar 18, 2020

In accordance with the County health officer order regarding the COVID-19, our office is suspending all over-the-counter services at the San Marcos, Kearny Mesa, and Chula Vista branch offices starting Thursday March 19, 2020 until further notice. East County Branch in Santee and Downtown San Diego County Administration Center office will remain open for over-the-counter services, as these locations can accommodate social distancing guidelines.

Marriage Services (licenses and ceremonies) are available By Appointment Only at the East County Branch in Santee and at the Downtown San Diego County Administration Center. We are not accepting walk-in customers or any additional appointments until further notice.

Assessor / Recorder/ County Clerk Dronenburg said, “San Diego County residents are encouraged to visit our website for online services and services that can be completed by phone and mail.” Dronenburg continued, “Our staff is timely processing all electronic and mail requests during this crisis to limit interruption while continuing to provide great customer service to the public.”

The following services will continue to be available by phone, mail, online, and via e-mail:

  • Document Recording Services (only by mail and through E-Recording)
  • Vital Records request: Birth, Death, and Marriage records (by mail or online)
  • Fictitious Business Name Statements (by mail)
  • Property Assessment Services
  • Official Records Copies (by mail or online)
  • Notary Public Registrations (by mail)
  • Authentications (by mail)

Phone and E-Mail Assistance Contact:

There will be no interruption to Assessor / Recorder / County Clerk phone and e-mail information services. Many customer services are available online at or:

Assessor Services: (619) 236-3771

Recorder Services: (619)238-8158

Marriage/Birth/Death/ Records & Fictitious Business Names: (619) 237-0502

E-mail Contact:

County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office is closing all its public-facing counters, but services will still be available online or over the phone. More information can be found at 

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