Instant Access to California State, County and Municipal Records

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California Public Records

The California State Records website provides every Californian with tools to access public records. This ensures California residents are able to use their right to access and obtain public records, in accordance with the California Public Records Act, which presumes all government information and records are available to the public. 

The goal of this website is to ensure all members of the general public can use their right to access California state public records. This can be done without requiring a reason for accessing such information, or providing personal information, unless the requested record is confidential by law or court decision. 

Criminal records, court records, vital records and state background checks are all present on California State Records. This includes over 350 million transparent public records.

California public records started with the state’s creation in 1850, and usually include data from 58 counties. Availability of more recent records through both third party and government websites have become more standard over the past 30 years as digitalization becomes more common. This helps to ensure Californians abide by the commitment for the United States of America to remain a fair and just society for all.

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