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

San Mateo County, California

San Mateo County was formed in 1856 from part of San Francisco County. The name San Mateo comes from the Spanish name for St. Matthew. The county comprises 741 square miles, 40% of which is covered by water, including part of San Francisco Bay. The population is 718,451, and the county seat is Redwood City.

The San Mateo County Recorder’s Division is responsible for maintaining archives of documents relating to legally recordable transactions of events. Documents are recorded, digitally archived, indexed, and later made public to the county residents. Some of the records maintained by the recorder division include but are not limited to:

  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Court Decrees
  • Liens & Releases
  • Other documents that affect title to real property

Once a document has been recorded, the document becomes part of the public records of the County Recorder. Through the recorder’s division, the public can access the records. These records can be accessed by doing a search online or by visiting the recorder’s division in person.

To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the San Mateo County Recorder’s Website. While on the website, click on the relevant link to access the records that are available. The county recorder presents the information on the website as a service to the public. Though the recorder’s division tries its best to ensure that information on the website is accurate, it does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the content on the website.

For the records that cannot be accessed online, you will have to visit the recorder’s division in person. You will be required to fill out the records request form before you are served. The form will indicate your personal information and the kind of records you are requesting. Remember to visit the recorder’s website to view the fee schedule applicable when requesting public records. You can also call the recorder’s division at (650) 363-1903 and make enquiries regarding public records.

Below is the physical address of the recorder’s division:

555 County Centers, First Floor

Redwood City, CA 94063-1665

San Mateo, CA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009830,678
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200911,807
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200911,512
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20094,198
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,986
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20094,633
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20096,472
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200949,423
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200912,532
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200918,906
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20092,091
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200964,523
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20096,003
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,904
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200964,128
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200950,785
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,118
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20097,555
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200911,224
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20096,688
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200913,128
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20098,590
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200912,610
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009556
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20092,329
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20099,544
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20093,203
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20092,397
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20093,327
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009676
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009404,926

San Mateo County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 555 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063, United States
Phone: 650-363-4500

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