Lookup Public Records in Butte County, California. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Butte County, California Overview
Butte County is located in the state of California. Named after the nearby Sutter Buttes, the county was formed in February 18, 1850 and its county seat is Oroville. The county has a total population of 222090, as of 2013, with its area spanning 1677 square miles (land area being 1636 square miles, while water area being 41 square miles). The county consists of 19 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 95926 recorded as the one with the largest population. Butte County borders the following counties: Tehama County, CA to the north; Sutter County, CA to the south; Plumas County, CA to the east; Glenn County, CA to the west; Colusa County, CA to the southwest, and; Yuba County, CA to the southeast.
Butte County Clerk Information
The County Clerk Division files/registers fictitious business names, all birth, deaths, and marriages that occur in the county, notary publics, process servers, unlawful detainer assistants, legal document assistants, professional photocopiers, oaths of office for county employees, environmental review documents, marriage licenses, humane officer appointments, power of attorney for admitted sureties, and other public notices. The County Recorder Division, on the other hand, records all real property transactions, financing statements, and maps; and collects and administers various fees for the county, its’ cities and state agencies including Documentary Transfer Tax.
You can grab applications for confidential marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, as well as fictitious business names, in the county clerk website. Submit them, and appear at the Clerk-Recorder’s Office within 10 working days, at 155 Nelson Ave., Oroville, with valid ID. You will have to pay a certain fee, depending on the certificate you want to get. You will then receive the certified copy at that time. Alternatively these can be ordered online through VitalChek.
To request a copy of real estate records online a Official Records Lookup is available and you’ll have to be prepared to enter the party name and Document ID number for your order. You will still need to pay a fee to get the document. Alternatively these can also be ordered from LexisNexis, Inc. The Assessor’s Office, for another alternative, can be used to look up parcels.
Below is the physical address of the Clerk-Recorder’s Office:
Candace J. Grubbs
Butte County Hall of Records
155 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965-3411
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Recording Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Court Clerk Information
Cases and hearings can be searched in the Superior Court website. All non-confidential, non-sealed, case types are available (Civil, Criminal, Family Law, Probate, Small Claims, Traffic, etc.). Certain parties in the cases may be excluded from display.
Below is the physical address of the Court:
One Court Street
Oroville, CA 95965
Main line (530) 532‑7002
Butte County Clerk-Recorder
County Government Office
Address: 155 Nelson Ave., Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: (800) 894-7761