The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder’s Office, in partnership with the County Veterans Service Office, the California Department of Motor Vehicles, County Community Colleges and several other county offices is honored to bring back “Operation Documentation” for Veterans.
This event is free of charge and is offered to veterans and their families to facilitate access to benefits they are entitled to after honorable military service.
The Operation Documentation veterans’ assistance event will be held Thursday November 10th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office, located at 555 Escobar Street in Martinez. Former military members and their families can record original or certified copies of DD-214 discharge documents free of charge, receive a comprehensive overview of the VA benefits they may be eligible to receive, and sign up for a veteran’s distinction on their state driver’s license.
Representatives from various county departments will also be at the event to share tax breaks, job opportunities and other perks and services veterans may be eligible to receive.
“Contra Costa County is home to many Veterans, and Operation Documentation has been a popular event in the past,” said Debi Cooper, Clerk-Recorder-Registrar. We are honored to be able to bring back this opportunity to veterans who have served our country. Providing our veterans peace of mind through our recording service and partnering with other state and county agencies to give them easy access to the benefits they deserve is a service our staff is pleased to provide in celebration of Veteran’s Day.”
The Clerk-Recorder Division offers veterans a place to record and store their DD-214 documents free of charge. These documents provide veterans and their spouses access to veterans’ benefits, medical insurance, compensation, and even discounts at some retail stores. Sometimes these documents may be misplaced or possibly destroyed during a fire or other disaster or emergency.
Recording of DD-214s and retrieving certified copies of recorded DD-214s is always provided at no cost to veterans and their families. Contra Costa residents who are on active military duty can also receive a complimentary certified copy of their marriage license from the Clerk-Recorder Division.
The Clerk-Recorder’s office is open weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. For more information, visit our website, www.contracostavote.gov or call our office at 925-335-7900.