Clerk Offices in Santa Cruz County, California

Find Santa Cruz County, California clerk offices, including county, city, and circuit clerks, and clerks of court. Clerks provide information on public court records and legal documents, criminal, jail, and arrest records, marriage licenses, divorce, judicial, and probate records, businesses liens, notary services, real estate taxes and voter registration services.

There are 2 Clerk Offices in Santa Cruz County, California, serving a population of 273,263 people in an area of 446 square miles. There is 1 Clerk Office per 136,631 people, and 1 Clerk Office per 222 square miles.

In California, Santa Cruz County is ranked 40th of 58 counties in Clerk Offices per capita, and 9th in Clerk Offices per square mile.

Santa Cruz County Clerk 701 Ocean Street Santa Cruz, CA

Scotts Valley City Clerk 1 Civic Center Drive Scotts Valley, CA

About the Santa Cruz County Clerk Office

Clerks Offices in Santa Cruz County, CA are responsible for maintaining public records for the county. The Clerk's office provides public access to records in accordance with local government regulations and laws. The Santa Cruz County Office also provides support for the local elections process. The duties and responsibilities of the Clerk is regulated through California state, Santa Cruz County, and local government statutes, ordinances, charters and regulations.

Residents may contact the Office of the Clerk for questions about:
  • Santa Cruz County public records
  • Property records, mortgage records and title deeds
  • Santa Cruz County, California vital records, birth records, death records and certificates
  • Marriage and divorce records, licenses and applications
  • Business & professional licenses, permits, and registrations
  • Election records, voter registration and poll locations
Santa Cruz County Public Records

Santa Cruz County Clerks keep a variety of public record including vital records and certificates including birth records, death records, marriage records, and divorce records. Clerks maintain Santa Cruz County property and land records including mortgages, deeds, titles, tax liens, court judgments, maps, floor plans, blueprints, variances, probate and estate records.

The Office of the Clerk manages Santa Cruz County public records and documents and may provide copies of public records upon request and fee remittance.

Permits & Licenses

A wide variety of Santa Cruz County permits, and licenses are available at the Clerk's Office, including: hunting and fishing licenses, vendor permits, liquor licenses, parking permits, and special events permits. The Office may also provide professional services, including business licensing, permits, name registration and notary services.

Santa Cruz County Marriage Licenses & Applications

Clerks provide marriage certificates, marriage license applications and records. The Office also provides information on the process and requirements for couples planning to get married. Santa Cruz County Clerks Offices provide certified copies of marriage certificates upon request.

Voter Registration & Elections

The Office of Santa Cruz County Clerks provide assistance to local elections, helping with voter registration, candidate filings, voter petitions, and swearing elected officials into public office.

Public Meeting Minutes

Clerks are responsible for posting public notices, government meeting records, agendas, and minutes in accordance with local Santa Cruz County ordinances, regulations and California state law.