Instant Access to California State, County and Municipal Records

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

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.

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 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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