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

San Benito County, California Overview

San Benito County is a county located in the state of California. The county was formed in 1874. Named after Saint Benedict of Nursia, the county seat is Hollister and it has a population of 57600 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 1390 square miles, with its land area encompassing 1389 square miles, and its water area 1.8 square miles. The county consists of 7 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 95023 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, San Benito County borders the following counties: Santa Clara County, CA to the north; Monterey County, CA to the south; Fresno County, CA to the east; Merced County, CA to the northeast, and; Santa Cruz County, CA to the northwest.

San Benito County Clerk Information

The County of San Benito Clerk, Auditor & Recorder Division has a variety of mandated duties. As Clerk, these include those related to vital records like birth and death certificates, fictitious business names, and marriage licenses. As Recorder, these include recording, indexing and maintaining for public access, all documents authorized by law to be recorded.

For a fee, and upon request, copies of vital records, records of life events kept under governmental authority, including birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates, may be obtained by authorized individuals. Mailed requests for certified copies of vital records must be accompanied by a notarized Application in English or Application in Spanish. Mail the application with the required payment, in a pre-printed check or money order only (payable against a USA bank) to 440 Fifth Street, Room 206, Hollister, CA 95023- Attn: Vital Records. Make checks payable to San Benito County Clerk-Recorder.
Official records can be searched in their Official Records Database of the Recorder Division. Two methods can be used to search, either alphabetically by name of parties identified on the documents, or by document type/title. An Official Records Request Form is also available as a downloadable PDF file.
Below is the physical address of the County Clerk, Auditor & Recorder:
Joe Paul Gonzalez
Clerk, Auditor & Recorder, Registrar of Voters
440 Fifth Street
Second Floor Room 206
Hollister, CA 95023
Office hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Recordings from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Phone: 831.636.4046

Court Clerk Information
The Superior Court of San Benito County has several services available to assist citizens with their research and filing, from checking your Jury Duty Status, to paying fines.

Below is the physical address of Superior Court of San Benito County:
450 Fourth Street
Hollister, CA 95023
(831) 636-4057

San Benito, CA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200966,486
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,239
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200980
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009142
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009202
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009330
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009506
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009912
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,399
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009133
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,232
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,014
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,046
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009135
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009612
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009698
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20092,281
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009184
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009648
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200951
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009570
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009433
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009145
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009207
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200935,202

San Benito County Clerk
County Government Office

Address: 440 Fifth Street Second Floor, Room 206 Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: 831.636.4029

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