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.


California Board of Optometry Disciplinary Actions Business License Search, Professional License Search View California Board of Optometry citations and disciplinary actions information including contact information and archives. Search Records


California State Board of Optometry Professional License Search Professional License Search, Employee Directory Search California State Board of Optometry optometrist license records by individual's name, business name, license number, city, or county. Search Records

California VINELink Court Records Court Records, Inmate Search, Jail Records, Criminal Records Search California VINE's criminal records database by offender name or offender ID number. Search Records

California VINELink Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records Search California VINElink's inmate list by offender name or offender ID number. Search Records

Del Norte County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Del Norte County inmate roster by name, age, or received date. Search Records

East Bay Times Crime Reports Arrest Records, Criminal Records, Police Records, Gis Maps, Land Records View Oakland City homicide statistics map for crimes from 2001 to 2012. Search Records

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Humboldt County Sheriff's Office jail, booking and released lists by date, name and charge. Search Records

Kings County Sheriff's Department Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records Search Kings County inmate records by name or booking number and view charges and arrest dates. Search Records

Lodi Police Department Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records, Police Records View Lodi Police Department's inmate inquiry by name, primary charge and arrest date. Search Records

Madera County Corrections Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records Search Madera County Jail inmate records by first name, last name, booking number, or case number. Search Records

Madera County Jail Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records Search Madera County Jail inmate list by the first letter of the last name. Search Records

Marin County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records Search Marin County inmates by name, and view inmate booking information, personal information and charges. Search Records

Napa County Criminal Justice Network Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Napa County Criminal Justice Network inmates by name, including booking date, inmate details, charge and bail amount. Search Records

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records Search San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office inmate database by last or first name. Search Records

San Jose State University Police Department Crime Alerts Criminal Records, Police Records View San Jose State University Police Department safety alerts, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records Search San Mateo County Sheriff's Office inmate database by entering first name, last name and gender. Search Records

Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records Search Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office inmate roster by name, including date of birth, race, and gender. Search Records

Stanford University Department of Public Safety Crime Alerts Criminal Records, Police Records View Sanford University Department of Public Safety's general information on the campus police. Search Records

Stanislaus County Crime Maps Arrest Records, Criminal Records, Police Records, Gis Maps, Land Records View Stanislaus County homicide map by pinned geographical area, including names, associated agency, and other information. Search Records

University of Southern California Public Safety Department Community Alerts Criminal Records, Police Records View University of Southern California Public Safety Department crime alerts by title and full description. 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.