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Superior Court - Family Law Central
351 N Arrowhead Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
P: 909-521-3180
F: 909-521-3060
Jurisdiction: Family Law, Probate
Access to limited Probate Notes is free at Effective May 12, 2014, all civil and criminal cases were moved to the San Bernardino Justice Center. See that profile.
Rancho Cucamonga District - Superior Court
8303 N Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
F: 909-235-4544
Visa/MC accepted for civil records.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No probation reports released. No adoption, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records released
Effective May 14, this court took over the criminal matters of the court in Fontana, and sent its traffic matters to Fontana. Note this court does not hear civil matters, but does issue civil restraining orders.
Central District - Superior Court
247 W 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0210
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
F: 909-521-3060
Visa/MC accepted.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Limited and Unlimited
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records released
Note this Center also holds an Appellate Division and hears appeals for Civil, Felony, and Misdemeanor cases.
Needles District - Superior Court - Closed; See Central District
F: n/a
Needles District closed effective 5/6/13. See the San Bernardino District location for Civil, Family and Probate. See the Victorville location for Criminal matters. See Joshua Tree for Traffic, Small Claims and Landlord & Tenant matters.
Twin Peaks District - Superior Court - Closed: see Central District
F: n/a
Court closed 10/2/2006; cases now heard at the San Bernardino District Courthouse, 351 N Arrowhead Ave, San Bernardino, 909-885-0139. For traffic- 909-384-1888; Civil- 909-387-3922; Small Claims- 909-387-3170.
Big Bear District - Superior Court
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
This court is only open the first full week of the month. All mail should be sent C/O the Victorville District at 14455 Civic Dr Ste 200, Victorville, CA 92392-2397. Probate within this district is handled at San Bernardino location.
Barstow District - Superior Court
235 E Mountain View Ave
Barstow, CA 92311
Hours: 8AM-3PM,Tu, Wed. TH PST
P: 760-718-3734
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Infractions, Traffic, Small Claims, Evictions
Includes the City of Barstow and the unincorporated areas of Yermo, Lenwood, Daggett, Hinkley and Baker. Criminal Felony and Misdemeanor, Family, and Adoption matters will be filed and heard at the Victorville District.
Chino Division - Superior Court (Closed)
Closed effective 12/31/2012. All traffic and criminal matters heard at Rancho Cucamonga location - except if related to CA Highway Patrol, then see the Fontana location.
Redlands District - Superior Court (Closed)
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Traffic Infractions, Probate
This court is closed. Most case files were moved to the court in San Bernardino.
Joshua Tree District - Superior Court
6527 White Feather Rd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
P: 760-974-3047
F: 760-974-3033
Visa/MC accepted.
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Family, Traffic, Small Claims, Evictions
Restricted Records: No probation reports, confidential records released
Fontana District - Superior Court
17780 Arrow Blvd
Fontana, CA 92335
Hours: 7:30AM-4PM PST
P: 909-350-9322
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Traffic, Small Claims, Eviction
Effective May 14, 2014, Felony and Misdemeanor matters were transferred to the Rancho Cucamonga location and that location transferred its Small Claims and Landlord Tenant cases here to Fontana.
Victorville District - Superior Court
14455 Civic Dr, Ste 200
Victorville, CA 92392
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
P: 760-245-6215
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Family Law
Includes the cities of Victorville, Adelanto Hesperia and the areas of Apple Valley, El Mirage, Helendale, Lucerne Valley, Oro Grande, Phelan, Pinon Hill, Oakhills and Wrightwood. Probate and criminal filings are now in San Bernardino.

San Bernardino County, CA Vital Records

Contact the San Bernardino County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

San Bernardino County
County Recorder
222 W Hospitality Ln, 1st Fl
Hall of Records Bldg
San Bernardino, CA 92415
8AM-4:30PM PST
Phone: 855-732-2575
Fax: 909-386-9050
Recorded Documents

San Bernardino County Vital Certificates

San Bernardino County Vital Certificates

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San Bernardino County Information

While it is the 12th most populated county in the United States, San Bernardino County takes the number one position when it comes to size. In terms of area, the County is easily the largest and is bigger than nine of the nation's smallest states. Geographically, San Bernardino County is located inland and extends eastward to the Colorado River. Its terrain consists mostly of desert and mountains and includes small portions of Death Valley and the Joshua Tree National Park. Big Bear Lake and Bear Mountain are also located within the County and are popular resorts that contribute to the County's tourism sector.

As part of the Inland Empire, San Bernardino County is known for its mix of recreation, diverse landscapes, and arts community. Recreationally, residents and visitors have many options. Whether its skiing or snowboarding in the mountains during winter or fishing and boating on one of the many lakes during the summer, there is always something to do outdoors in the area. There are also plenty of indoor attractions for people to enjoy as well. There is the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, several theaters featuring live performances, movie theaters, live music venues, museums, and art galleries. No matter what your interests are, whether they lie with outdoor physical activities or with indoor cultural browsing, San Bernardino County has it all.

San Bernardino County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 20,052.50 sq mi
Population (2009): 2,017,673
  • Females: 49.8%
  • White: 80.1%
  • Black/African American: 9.5%
  • Asian: 6.0%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 48.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 35.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): 308,230
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 18.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 34.0%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 74.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 15.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 3.15
Housing Units (2000): 601,369
Homeownership Rate (2000): 64.5%
Migration Flow to San Bernardino County, CA from (2007-2008):

San Bernardino County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $38,691,339
  • Construction: $3,362,631
  • Retail Trade: $3,345,210
  • Professional and Technical Services: $1,643,972
  • Healthcare: $3,796,197
  • Banking: $1,288,721
  • Retail Trade: $3,345,210
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $1,040,024
  • Manufacturing: $3,816,306
  • Farms: $-59,903
  • Government: $9,051,278
Employed (2000): 661,272
Unemployed (2000): 59,913
Unemployment Rate (2009): 13.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $28,024
Local Government Employment (2007): 91,480
Local Government Revenue (2007): $7,937,288 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $6,021,366 (thou. dol.)

San Bernardino County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 35,190
  • Per 1,000 population: 17.7
Deaths (2007): 12,017
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 205
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.8

San Bernardino County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 10,489
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 119
  • Forcible rape: 494
  • Robbery: 3,488
  • Aggravated Assault: 6,388
Property Crimes (2008): 61,290
  • Burglary: 15,416
  • Larceny-Theft: 34,663
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 11,211

San Bernardino County Genealogy Records