County Clerk

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect both our staff and customers, the office currently requires customers schedule an appointment before visiting the office by calling (530) 225-5730. 
Scheduling appointments allows the office to limit the amount of customers and staff in the office at one time and maintain superior sanitization. Customers are encouraged to complete applications online ahead of appointments as well as wear masks and maintain social distancing while in the office.
The office doors will remain closed to walk-in services and customers are encouraged to continue to utilize the services we offer online and by mail.

Cathy Darling Allen

County Clerk/Registrar of Voters

Cathy Darling Allen, County Clerk

Welcome! It's an honor to serve as your County Clerk and Registrar of Voters. This office touches the lives of over 175,000 people every year at important milestones. We make it official when you marry, open a business, prepare for international travel, and vote. It is a privilege to be a part of your life and to serve the people of Shasta County. 

The County Clerk serves the public as licenser of marriage licenses, filer of fictitious business name statements, and is an authorized passport acceptance agent in Shasta County.

The Registrar of Voters / Elections Department is the primary election service provider and sole voter registration custodian for approximately 100,000 voters in Shasta County. The Registrar of Voters administers these duties in a non partisan manner. This is essential to maintain the integrity of the system and the confidence of the electorate.

Mission Statement

To promote public confidence and good will by providing the very highest level of courteous, efficient service. Further, to insure the highest possible degree of integrity of the County's election process through administration of all federal, state, and local election laws in a uniform, consistent and accessible manner.

County Clerk Services

The following services are only available online at or via mail:

  • Fictitious Business Name Statement
  • CEQA Filings
  • Certificates of Confidential Marriage license by mail
  • Review of CEQA Postings – please contact us to request a copy of the filing via mail or email

If the clerk services you are looking for are not on the list above, they are currently not available. You can send questions about clerk services to

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Clerk/Elections Fee Schedule

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