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Clerk Recorder / Elections Office / Clerk of the Board

Sutter County Clerk Recorder Donna M. Johnston
Donna M. Johnston
Clerk of the Board
Registrar of Voters
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The County Clerk's duties include responsibility for recording documents affecting title of real property located in Sutter County, conducting all elections, maintaining voter registration files, issuing of marriage licenses, processing passport applications, filing fictitious business name statements, filing notary oaths, registering process servers and professional photocopiers, performing wedding ceremonies, and other related work. The County Clerk also serves as Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.

Mission Statement

The County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voter's Office is dedicated to providing correct and timely information with courtesy and respect for our customers.

To further our mission, the employees of the Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voter's Office are committed to the following:

  • Create, process, maintain, and/or update records and documents in a timely and accurate manner to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws.
  • Provide easy access to all public records and documents to enhance customer service.
  • Ensure the integrity of the Sutter County election process and encourage the participation of all eligible voters in a cost-effective manner.


Clerk-Recorder Forms


Basic Recording Requirements Per Code
Birth & Death Information
Recording and Copy Fees
Frequently Asked Questions on Recording
How to Apply & What You Will Need
By Mail, By Phone, Over the Counter
Online Search of Recorded Maps
How to Apply & What You Will Need
How to Apply & What You Will Need
General Information
Catalog of enterprise-wide application software

Clerk - Recorder Official Records Index and Fictitious Business Name Search

You may search and order Sutter County's Official Records online. Once you've located a document to order, add it to your online shopping cart, go to checkout, and print the Clerk - Recorder Document Order Form generated by our online system. This form can then be mailed to the Clerk - Recorder for processing.

Apply for a Marriage License Online


You can now apply for a Marriage License Online - It’s easy and saves time.

Alternative to a Marriage License, Domestic Partnership Registry through the State of California.

Once you complete the online application you can come into the Sutter County Clerk Recorder’s Office to obtain your marriage license. The application will be stored with the Clerk Recorder for 10 business days. For fees and additional information please refer to the marriage license page.

Clerk - Recorder Fee Schedule

The Current Fee Schedule details the cost of Birth Certificates, Death Certificates and other such items / services normally provided by the Clerk Recorder's Office.

Clerk of the Board Division


Elections Division


Office Hours


Contact Information

Donna M. Johnston
433 Second Street
Yuba City, CA  95991
Phone Number:
(530) 822-7134
Fax Number:
(530) 822-7214
Clerk of the Board:
Donna M. Johnston
1160 Civic Center Blvd., Suite A
Yuba City, CA  95993
Phone Number:
(530) 822-7106
Fax Number:
(530) 822-7103
Registrar of Voters:
Donna M. Johnston
1435 Veterans Memorial Circle
Yuba City, CA  95993
Phone Number:
(530) 822-7122
Fax Number:
(530) 822-7587