Santa Cruz California
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Santa Cruz County Criminal & Court Records

Superior Court - Criminal

Address
701 Ocean St, Rm 120 Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone
831-420-2200 x2
Fax
831-420-2265
Hours
8AM-3PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records
No juvenile, probation or sealed records released
General Note
Phone is only answered 8AM to noon.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name; also helpful: years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records on computer since 1994; older records on microfiche index by party name back to 1972.

Record Retrieval Methods

Fax, mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

Click here to run on-site court house search

Watsonville Division - Superior Court

Address
1 2nd St #300 Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone
831-786-7200
Hours
8AM-3PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records
No probation or juvenile records released
Civil Note
Search the index at www.santacruzcourt.org/Case%20Info/index.htm. Includes small claims, family law, probate.
General Note
Includes all of Santa Cruz County. Wireless internet available at courthouse for fee.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1994, microfilm to 1993, index books prior. Records destroyed after 10 years

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Santa Cruz County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Address
Santa Cruz County 701 Ocean St, Rm 230 Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone
831-454-2800
Fax
831-454-3169
Hours
8AM-4PM
Record Avalilability
All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on computer

Courier Offices

Address
701 Ocean St, Rm 230 Santa Cruz, CA 95060

County Assessor

Phone
831-454-2002

Treasurer

Phone
831-454-2510

Elections

Appraiser
831-454-2060

Vital

Appraiser
831-454-2800