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California Public Records

California Birth Certificate
Mail requests to California Department of Health Services Office of Vital Records – M.S. 5103 P.O. Box 997410 Sacramento, CA 95899-7410. No public counter is available.

California Death Records
To receive a “certified copy” you must present a notarized sworn statement. Due to the large number of records, a Certificate of No Public Death Record is not available.

California Marriage Records
Available for marriages from 1949-1986 and 1998-1999. Other requests must be made through the County Recorder’s Office in the county of marriage. Certificate of No Public Marriage Record are not available.

California Divorce Records
Certificate of Record (not a certified copy of the divorce decree) are available for divorces between 1962 and 1984. Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage are only available through the superior court.

California Unclaimed Property
For other claims not found online contact Division of Collections P O Box 942850 Sacramento, CA 94250-5873. Phone: 1-800-992-4647 (California residents) (916) 323-2827 (out-of-state or foreign)


California Criminal Records & Missing Persons

California Wanted Persons
If you have information on any fugitive, contact law enforcement authorities immediately.

California Missing Persons
Call the California Department of Justice at (800) 222-FIND

Missing Children
E-Mail to: missing.persons@doj.ca.gov

Kern County Inmate Search
Search for inmate by inmate number or first and last name.

Orange County Inmate Search
Search for inmate by inmate number or first and last name.

California Amber Alerts
Missing Children Hotline 1-800-222-3463


California Business, Revenue and Legal Records

Business Portal
Information and forms for business and corporations

Business Search
Search for existing or available Corporations, Limited Liability Companies or Limited Partnerships.


California Transportation Records

California Department of Transportation
For general information please call (916)654-5266

California Department of Motor Vehicles
Office of the Director Department of Motor Vehicles 2415 1st Avenue Mail Station F101 Sacramento, CA 95818


California County Public Records

Alameda County Superior Court
Find information about general civil, probate and family law cases.

Alameda County Assessor’s Office
Property Assessment

Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office
Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section P.O. Box 53120 Los Angeles, CA 90053-0120 (562) 462-2137

Los Angeles County Clerk
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Business Filing and Registration P.O. Box 53592 Los Angeles, CA 90053-592

Orange County Clerk-Recorder
County of Orange Clerk-Recorder 12 Civic Center Plaza, Room 101 Santa Ana, CA 92701 phone: (714) 834-2500

Orange County Probate Court
Orange County Superior Court Lamoreaux Justice Center 341 The City Drive Orange, CA 92868 Phone: See List


California Law Enforcement

California Highway Patrol
California Highway Patrol P.O. Box 942898 Sacramento, CA 94298-0001 Phone: (916) 657-7261

Orange County Sheriff’s Department
General Information (714) 647-7000 or (949) 770-6011

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 4700 Ramona Blvd. Monterey Park, CA 91754 Phone: (323) 526-5541

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
John F. Duffy Administrative Center 9621 Ridgehaven Court (Mail Stop: 041) San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: (858) 974-2222


California Department of Health Services

California Department of Public Safety
Birth,death and marriage certificates, information on bioterrorism, regulations and Medi-cal information.