Yolo County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Elections Departments Closed to the Public, Offering Limited Services to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19

In compliance with the shelter in place directive from the Yolo County Public Health Officer issued on March 18, 2020, all non-essential services have been suspended until officially reinstated. The Yolo County Administration Building located at 625 Court Street in Woodland is closed to the public until further notice.

As a precautionary measure to help protect staff and the community from the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Assessor and Clerk-Recorder Offices will not be able to provide services for walk-in customers. The Elections Office is still performing the canvass process for the 2020 Primary Presidential Election. Members of the public that would like to observe the canvass process are still able to do so and will be admitted as long as social distancing protocols are adhered to.

At this time, it is recommended that if you have any non-essential business with the Assessor, Clerk-Recorder or Election’s Offices that it be postponed until services are officially restored. Yolo County ACE Offices remain committed to serving the public as effectively as possible during this time. Our services will continue as outlined below:

• Assessor:

o Assessments & Annual Filings – Most Assessor forms are available online at https://www.yolocounty.org/general-government/general-government-departments/assessor. We encourage customers to submit forms through the mail. For businesses submitting Property Statements we recommend you e-file.

• Clerk-Recorder:

o Recordings & Official Record Purchases – We will continue to process recordings through the mail and for those entities and individuals who call the office to arrange accommodation.

o Birth, Death, and Marriage Records Requests – Requests for vital records (birth, death, and marriage records) submitted online through our self-service portal (available online at https://www.yolocounty.org/general-government/general-government-departments/clerk-recorder as well as requests through the mail will be processed as normal. Completed requests will be returned through the US mail.

o Marriage Ceremonies & Licenses – We are suspending the conducting of marriage ceremonies in the county building and the issuance of marriage licenses until this period ends. If you have questions related to this matter, please contact our office.

o Fictitious Business Name Statements – Available online through our self-service portal.

• Elections:

o Voter Registration & Elections Services - You can register to vote for the November 2020 Election using the following link: registertovote.ca.gov. The most recent 2020 Presidential Primary Election results and unprocessed ballot estimates are available on our website (www.yoloelections.org) along with the following forms/services:

 Status of your ballot
 Vote by Mail application
 Signature verification statement
 Unsigned ballot statement
 Registration cancellation form

We encourage residents to visit our websites or contact us by email or phone. Phone calls, voicemails and emails will be answered as soon as possible based on availability of staff. Contact information for each ACE department is below:

• Assessor

o (530) 666-8135
o assessor@yolocounty.org
o 625 Court Street, Room 104, Woodland, CA 95695

• Clerk-Recorder

o (530) 666-8130
o clerk-recorder@yolocounty.org
o P.O. Box 1130, Woodland, CA 95776

• Elections

o (530) 666-8133
o elections@yolocounty.org
o P.O. Box 1820, Woodland, CA 95776

We realize these changes may cause some inconvenience to the public. However, we will continue to make every effort to balance public service while creating a safe environment for both staff and residents. Your patience and understanding is appreciated during this unusual and challenging period.

We encourage Yolo County residents to connect with Yolo County ACE – Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Elections on Facebook: /YoloACE, Instagram: /YoloCoACE, and Twitter: @YoloCoACE to receive the most up to date information about our services and office closures.

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