Certificates, Licenses and Permits
Most types of licenses and permits are available online. Click on the appropriate link below for the department that suits you.
If you live in an unincorporated area or a city that contracts with the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, purchase or renew a pet license online.
Birth and Death Certificates
Riverside County certificates of births or deaths that occurred this year and last year only can be ordered from Riverside University Health System-Public Health.
Riverside County certificates of births or deaths that occurred more than 90 days ago may be ordered from the Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.
The Department of Building and Safety offers six different types of building permits obtainable through the mail. Some of these permits require plan review, and all have standard fees.
Business Licenses and Permits
Business license and permit applications may be submitted through the State of California website. The application page also includes a list of frequently asked questions about the registration and permitting process.
Encroachment and Transportation Permits
Permit applications for using the roads right-of-way are available online at the Riverside County Transportation Department website.
Marriage Licenses and Certificates
Riverside County marriage licenses can be obtained from the Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.
Marriage certificates can also be obtained from the Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.