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

Santa Cruz County, California

Santa Cruz County is located on the Pacific coast of the state of California. In the original act, the county was given the name of “Branciforte” after the Spanish pueblo founded there in 1797. Less than two months later, on April 5, 1850, the name was changed to “Santa Cruz” which means “Holy Cross”. The county seat is also Santa Cruz. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 262,382 and a total area of 607 square miles. It is the second-smallest county in California by land area and third-smallest by total area. Of all other California’s counties, only San Francisco is physically smaller.

California Rules of Court provide the Santa Cruz County residents with access to court records for viewing and duplication. Most court records can be viewed or duplicated by the public unless they are sealed by a judge.  Although rules of court encourage the use of electronic records, Santa Cruz works mostly with records that are not electronic at this time. To view records that are available online, visit court records. The website also has the fees applicable to duplicating court records. However, Santa Cruz County plans transition to more electronic records in 2016.

Court records for all case types may be viewed and duplicated by visiting the courthouse in person at 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. However, family claims and small claims records must be viewed in Watsonville, at the courthouse at 1 Second Street, Watsonville, CA 95076. Office hours for both courthouses are 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday. The court operates public viewing rooms in both locations. Records that you wish to view or duplicate can be accessed through the two courthouses; the standard turnaround and availability of records can vary from a couple of days to several weeks depending on the records you request. You may also email (criminalrecords.information@santacruzcourt.org) or call the courthouse at (831) 420-2200/ (831) 786-7200 and make enquiries regarding court records.

Santa Cruz, CA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009326,705
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20096,945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009943
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20092,441
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,325
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20092,982
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20094,775
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200931,127
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20095,526
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20099,578
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,579
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200938,978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,370
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,344
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200931,114
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200918,412
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009487
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20094,994
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20094,673
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20095,530
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20095,165
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20095,156
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20099,411
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009334
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009452
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20097,001
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,885
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009552
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,514
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200960
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009106,187

Santa Cruz County Clerk
County Government Office

Address: 701 Ocean Street, Rm. 210 Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 831-454-2060

Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections

Registrar of Voters and Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages. 701 Ocean St., Room 310, Santa Cruz CA 95060 831-454-2060 / info@votescount.com
Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections
Santa Cruz County Clerk/ElectionsTuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 10:28am
Santa Cruz City Schools Board of Education is currently completing the process of shifting to Trustee Area Elections. Santa Cruz City Schools, like many other California public school districts, has been using an at-large election system.

Santa Cruz City Schools has seven Trustees serving on the Board of Education. This means that there will be seven trustee areas within the district.

In a Trustee area election, only a resident of the trustee area may run for office. Furthermore, residents can only vote for the candidate within their distinguished trustee area.

You can provide input on the draft maps by attending one of the SCCS public hearings scheduled for 6:30pm on 3/20/19, 4/17/19 and 6/20/19, attending a community meeting scheduled for 6:30pm on 3/27/19 and 4/11/19, or by completing the following survey: https://goo.gl/forms/wngNzDwX3BkPrT0I3

For more information, please visit the District website: http://sccs.net/community/planning_trustee_area_elections
Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections
Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections updated their cover photo.Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 10:03am
Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections
Santa Cruz County Clerk/ElectionsSunday, March 17th, 2019 at 10:00am
Great Passport Saturday today! We had 68 passport applications. Our next Passport Saturday is May 18!
Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections
Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections updated their cover photo.Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 5:26am
Saturday Passport Hours March 16 – Lucky you!

This Saint Patrick’s Day you are in luck! The Santa Cruz County Clerk is offering special Saturday passport hours on, Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 701 Ocean St., Room 310, in Santa Cruz, for individuals and families who need a passport and don’t have time to apply during regular office hours, Monday – Friday.

This is the second of five special passport hours for 2019. Regular passport processing is now taking 4 to 6 weeks. Passport processing times can be expedited to 2 to 3 weeks for an additional fee.

The Saturday passport hours are particularly helpful for families who need passports for their children. Both parents must appear with their children under the age of 16. If both parents cannot appear, there are other options, including a signed and notarized “Statement of Consent” Form DS3053 from the parent who cannot be there in person, along with a copy of the front and back of the non-appearing parent’s photo identification.

Parents must show photo identification, such as a driver’s license, and submit a copy of the front and back of each parent’s identification.
Applicants who are 16 or 17 years old, must appear with one parent who shows photo identification and provides a copy of the front and back of the identification. If the minor has photo identification, it must also be shown, and a copy of each side must be submitted along with the application. Copies made at the Clerk’s office are $1 each.

To apply for a passport, you must appear in person and submit the following along with the completed application:
• Photo identification, such as a driver’s license;
• A copy of the front and back of the photo identification on 8 ½ x 11 inch plain white paper;
• A certified copy of evidence of citizenship, such as your birth certificate or naturalization papers;
• A copy of evidence of citizenship;
• Proof of parentage must be submitted for children under the age of 16; and
• One recent color passport photo, size 2 x 2 inches.

U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

Passport books cost $80 for citizens under the age of 16 and $110 for citizens age 16 and older. The Passport card is $15 for citizens under the age of 16 and $30 for citizens age 16 and older. The passport fees are made payable to the U.S. Department of State and must be paid by check or money order.

Each applicant must also pay a processing fee of $35 per passport to the County Clerk. The $35 processing fee must be paid by cash, check, or money order.

You can renew your U.S. passport by mail using the Form DS-82, if your most recent U.S. passport:
• Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application;
• Was issued when you were age 16 or older;
• Was issued within the last 15 years; and
• Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change with original or certified copy of your marriage certificate or the government-issued document evidencing your legal name change.

If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you must apply in person. If you are renewing your passport in person, you must use the Form DS-11 – we cannot accept the DS-82 in our office.

All minors, age 15 and under, who have or have not had a passport in the past must apply in person using the Form DS-11 and provide the other documentation described above.

More information on travel requirements and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at www.travel.state.gov or by calling the Santa Cruz County Clerk’s Office at 831-454-2060 or going online to www.sccoclerk.com. Regular business hours for passport applications in the Santa Cruz County Clerk’s Office are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections
Santa Cruz County Clerk/ElectionsWednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 5:48am
"Francis Wilkinson breaks down just some of the many particulars of this exhaustive bill, which would make it easier for people to vote; reform the Federal Election Commission and lobbying; shield the voting system from hacking and make it easier to audit results; make partisan gerrymandering a thing of the past; and expose those who would try to buy elections. And that’s just for starters. It’s ambitious and, again, unlikely to become reality soon. But every election cycle that passes without such fixes makes the risk of a democratic bridge collapse more likely."

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-03-04/hr-1-is-enormous-and-its-voting-and-districting-reforms-necessary?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=190304&utm_campaign=sharetheview
Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections
Santa Cruz County Clerk/ElectionsSaturday, March 2nd, 2019 at 7:44pm
Great opportunity! Check it out.
Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections
Santa Cruz County Clerk/ElectionsFriday, February 22nd, 2019 at 6:30pm
Thanks to Joe Simitian for organizing this conference to talk about election security. I’m looking forward to being on the panel providing a county perspective.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/protecting-the-front-line-county-election-security-in-the-21st-century-tickets-56456041540?ref=eios

Please Share Your Review of This Office

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*