California Public Records

Perform a free California public record search, including arrest, birth, business, contractor, court, criminal, death, divorce, employee, genealogy, GIS, inmate, jail, land, marriage, police, property, sex offender, tax, vital, and warrant records searches.


Alameda County Assessor's Office Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Land Records, Property Records View Alameda County Assessor's Office website for general information including contact information, office hours and links to other services. Search Records


Alameda County Clerk and Recorder Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Alameda County Clerk and Recorder home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Alameda County Treasurer - Tax Collector Website Employee Directory, Land Records, Tax Records View Alameda County Treasurer tax collector general information, county treasurer, address and contact information. Search Records

Almeda County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Almeda County Sheriff's Office detention and corrections by jails and external links. Search Records

Alpine County Assessor / Recorder Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Property Records View Alpine County Assessor / Recorder webpage, including responsibilities, property taxation information, and contact information. Search Records

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About Public Records

Are all types of Public Records open to the public?

Yes, in most cases Public Records are available to the public. Some documents, such as certain court records, confidential personal information, and other sensitive information may be kept sealed or is only available with a court order. In certain states, there is a waiting period to obtain Public Records that reveal private information.

Which government agencies provide Public Records?

A number of government agencies maintain Public Records and make them available to the public. At the local level, many Public Records are held by County Clerk's Offices or Vital Records Offices. State Departments of Revenue or Departments of Health keep Public Records. At the federal level, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is one agency that has Public Records.

What is the difference between a certified and uncertified Public Record?

A certified copy of a vital record, such as birth or death certificates, is considered legal proof of the event. A certified record typically has an embossed seal and must be requested through the appropriate government agency. Other forms of Public Records, including souvenir, decorative, or uncertified copies, may not be valid for certain legal purposes.