Instant Access to California State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

California Public Records

The California State Records website provides every California resident 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: Summary of the California Public Records Act.

The goal of this website is to ensure all members of the general public the 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 information is confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory or by court decision.

The following subjects are covered: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks; including over 350 million transparent public records.

All information granted through this portal is presented immediately and accurately. California public records are gathered starting in 1850, and include data from 58 counties. This ensures abiding by the commitment for the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.