California State Public Records

Statewide Record Locations: 4

Metro Area Counties:

Los Angeles | Orange | San Diego

Public Records in California

Vital
birth records death records
California Department of Health ServicesLink_out
Office of Vital Statistics
M.S. 5103
1501 Capitol Avenue Suite 71.1110
Sacramento, CA 95814
MAIL:
PO Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
PHONE:
(916) 445-4171 - General Information
RECORDS:
Birth Records from 1905.
Death Records from 1905.
State Archives
California State ArchivesLink_out
Office of the Secretary of State
1020 “O” Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
PHONE:
(916) 653-2246
FAX:
(916) 653-7363
EMAIL:
archivesweb@ss.ca.gov
CONTACT:
Walter P. Gray III, Director, Archives and Museum
HOURS:
Mon–Fri 9:30–4:00, first Sat 10:00–4:00
National Archives
census records immigration records court records
NARA’s Pacific Region-San FranciscoLink_out
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-2350
PHONE:
(650) 238-3501
FAX:
(650) 238-3511
EMAIL:
sanbruno.archives@nara.gov
CONTACT:
Daniel Nealand, Director
HOURS:
Mon–Fri 7:30–4:00, Wed 7:30 A.M.–8:00 P.M.
RECORDS:
Census Records from 1790 to 1930.
Immigration Records.
Court Records.
NOTES:
  • Area served: northern California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada [except Clark County], American Samoa, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
  • Federal court records, Bureau of Indian Affairs records, Bureau of Land Management records, Chinese immigration records, U.S. census 1790–1930, etc.
National Archives
NARA’s Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel)Link_out
24000 Avila Road First Floor-East Entrance
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-3497
MAIL:
PO Box 6719
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-6719
PHONE:
(949) 360-2641
FAX:
(949) 360-2624
EMAIL:
laguna.archives@nara.gov
CONTACT:
Diane S. Nixon, Director
HOURS:
Mon–Fri & first Sat 8:00–4:30
NOTES:
  • Areas served: Arizona, the southern California counties of Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura, and Clark County, Nevada.