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

Nevada County, California

Nevada County was established in California in 1851. It takes its name from the county seat, Navada City, which was named for the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The state of Nevada, which borders the county on the east, was named ten years later. The region saw a boom during the California Gold Rush, beginning in 1849. The population is 98,764.

The Nevada County Clerk is responsible for recording liens, mortgages, deeds, surety bonds, and other orders and instruments which involve property within the county. The office of the Assessor is accountable for locating taxable property, identifying its owner, establishing its value and then publishing this information in the assessment rolls. 

The county clerk strives to provide public records in a transparent manner; this includes timely access to requested public records. According to the California Public Records Act, public records include any written document containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business which is prepared, owned, used, or retained by Nevada County, subject to certain exceptions. Upon reasonable request during office hours, public records are open to inspection by the general public.

To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Nevada County Clerk Website. While on the website, click on the relevant link and follow the steps to access records that are available online. For records that cannot be accessed online, you will have to visit the clerk’s office in person. You will be required to fill out the records request form; your request must reasonably describe an identifiable record or records. The clerk’s office will review the form, and you will receive the requested public records within 10 business days after making your request. When requesting public records, you will be charged a fee which you will have to pay prior to the records being released, if you are requesting a hard copy of a document. However, there may be additional charges for programming costs and storage devices for documents provided in certain electronic formats.

Below is the physical address of the Nevada County Clerk’s office:

950 Maidu Avenue Suite 210

Nevada City, CA 95959

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm

Phone number: 530-265-1232

Nevada, CA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009129,513
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,214
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009114
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009666
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009509
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,512
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,897
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200919,347
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,265
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009684
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200920,563
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009480
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009440
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200917,630
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20097,465
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009121
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,687
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,951
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20091,976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009855
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,192
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,926
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200960
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,603
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009317
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,258
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200920,043

Nevada County Clerk
County Government Office

Address: 950 Maidu Avenue Suite 210 Nevada City, Ca 95959
Phone: 530.265.1221

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