Lookup Public Records in Contra Costa County, California. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Contra Costa County, California
Joe Canciamilla is the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder as of 2015; his office is responsible for maintaining the records of the county and all agencies, boards, and commissions created by the county’s Board of Supervisors.
Generally, the public can access all county public records unless there is a statute that exempts them from disclosure. A partial list of records that may be exempt from disclosure is provided under the California Government Code section 6254. Some of the records that are exempted include:
- Medical records, personnel records, and similar files which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy if publicly disclosed.
- Records covered by the attorney-client privilege.
- Criminal history information.
- Examination data used to administer a licensing, employment, or academic examination.
- Preliminary drafts, notes, and memorandum.
- Records of complaints to or investigations conducted by a police agency.
- Records pertaining to pending litigation to which a public agency is a party.
The public can obtain public records by doing a search online through this website. Alternatively, you may use the search box in the upper right hand corner of every county web page. The website is easy to navigate and easy to find the information for which you are looking. The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder’s office has also added features on the website that allow the public to perform other tasks online and access documents and information on documents, certificates, or other services provided.
For records that cannot be obtained online, you may request the records directly from the county department that has the records you are seeking. If you are not sure which department has which records, you can visit the County Clerk-Recorder’s office in person at the address listed below. Alternatively, you can also call the County Clerk-Recorder’s office at 925-313-7501 and make enquiries regarding public records.
Below is the physical address of the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder’s office:
555 Escobar Street
Martinez, CA 94553
To view the applicable charges when obtaining copies of public records, visit fees.
The County Clerk Recorder’s Office
County Government Office
Address: 555 Escobar St, Martinez, CA 94553, United States
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