Assessor-Clerk-Recorder offices reopen to public

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Riverside County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder offices countywide are reopening to the public today, but residents will need appointments to visit the facilities amid ongoing public health safeguards.
Most of the offices have been closed for in-person visits since March, but with protocols in place, they are available for general access again, according to Assessor-Clerk-Recorder Peter Aldana.
“I take the health and safety of our customers and staff very seriously,” Aldana said.  “I highly encourage people to use our remote service options without visiting an office. However, if you must come in, appointments are required to limit capacity and ensure social distancing.”
Residents can make appointments for in-person access to the Riverside Gateway, Palm Desert and Temecula offices, according to the agency.
Booking dates and times can be done online via www.asrclkrec.com, or by calling 951-955-6200. Officials noted that a number of resources are available at the web portal that may resolve an issue without the need for an in-person visit.
According to the agency, people will be screened prior to entering offices, and if there are indications they’re sick, they may be asked to leave. Facial coverings also will be required.
The procurement of marriage licenses and vital records, as well as filing for fictitious business names and submitting passport applications, are some of the services offered by the Assessor-Clerk-Recorder’s Office.