Lookup Public Records in Merced CountyCalifornia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Merced County, California Overview

Merced County is a county located in the state of California. The county was formed in April 19, 1855. Named after the Merced River, originally El Río de Nuestra Señora de la Merced (“River of Our Lady of Mercy” in Spanish), the county seat is Merced and it has a population of 263228 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 1979 square miles, with its land area encompassing 1935 square miles, and its water area 44 square miles. The county consists of 23 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 93635 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Merced County borders the following counties: Stanislaus County, CA to the north; Fresno County, CA to the south; Mariposa County, CA to the east; Santa Clara County, CA to the west; Tuolumne County, CA to the northeast; San Benito County, CA to the southwest, and; Madera County, CA to the southeast.

Merced County Clerk Information

The Recorder’s Office is responsible for the following:

  • Recording, indexing, and filing legal documents such as property transfer records, financial statements, liens, deeds, certificates of discharge, maps, notices, marriages, births, and death certificates
  • Examining all documents for compliance with laws for recording
  • Computing and collecting filing fees, micrographic fees, and documentary transfer taxes
  • Certifying copies of records and general information and furnishing this information to the public for State-prescribed fees

    The Clerk’s Office is responsible for the following:

  • Marriages
  • Passport applications
  • Fictitious Business Names (FBNs)
  • Notary Public Registrations

    The following information must be provided in order to obtain copies of recorded documents:

  • Type of document
  • The document number (book and page number if document has one)
  • The recording year
  • Name of at least one of the parties named in the document
  • Name and address of the person or agency to whom the copies are to be returned

    The fees for certified copies of vital records vary depending on the record needed and these fees are nonrefundable. If a record is not found, a Certificate of No Record will be issued. For orders by mail, you may pay by cash or money order made payable to Merced County Recorder. A third-party website, VitalChek, can also be used to order these vital records.
    A Grantor/Grantee index is available for online searches of property documents recorded since 1963. Official records filed prior to 1963 must be searched in person in the office. These document are public records and are available in the Clerk-Recorder’s office during normal business hours. Documents may be viewed free of charge or copied at a cost.
    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk-Recorder:
    Barbara Levey
    Assessor – Clerk – Recorder – Registrar of Voters
    2222 M Street
    Merced, CA 95340
    Phone: (209) 385-7627
    Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Court Clerk Information
    Cases and hearings can be searched in a search facility provided by the Merced County Superior Court website. If purchasing documents, you will need to be a registered user. A minimum transaction fee of $1 applies to each document purchase.

    Below is the physical address of the Superior Court:
    Main Merced Courthouse
    2260 N Street
    Merced, CA 95340
    (209) 725-4100

    Merced, CA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009262,787
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20098,423
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009411
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009377
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009232
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009758
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,500
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200910,257
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,305
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,046
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009419
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200915,379
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009254
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009437
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200913,006
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20096,681
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009145
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,802
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,031
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200914,543
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009653
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,468
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,179
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200918
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009482
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20092,114
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009666
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009190
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009535
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009100
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009170,959

    Merced County Clerk
    County Government Office

    Address: 2222 M St. Merced, CA 95340, United States
    Phone: (209) 385-7627

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