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San Luis Obispo County, CA Public Records

Superior Court - Criminal
Government Center, Rm 220
1050 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM PST
P: 805-781-5143
F: n/a
Major credit cards accepted.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records released
The court now has 2 systems, the newest one started early 2014. Historical records are not in the new system - so 2 systems must be searched.
Superior Court - Civil
1035 Palm St, Rm 385
Government Ctr
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM PST
P: 805-781-5677
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions, Small Claims, Eviction, Probate, Family Law
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
This Court has jurisdiction over all of San Luis Obispo County for Civil actions over $25,000. The court's Executive Director recently (March 2012) made excessive changes to the public access of records.
Grover Beach Branch - Superior Court Closed
Major credit cards accepted.
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Includes Nipomo, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Oceano, South Coast unincorporated areas. All Grover Beach cases are now heard at the San Luis Obispo Courthouse, at 1035 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.
Paso Robles Branch - Superior Court (Closed)
901 Park Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446-2593
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM PST
P: 805-237-3079
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No driving histories, rap sheets, sealed or probation reports released
Includes Atascadero, Templeton, Paso Robles, San Miguel, Shandon, Cholame, areas north and east of the Cuesta Grade.

San Luis Obispo County, CA Vital Records

Contact the San Luis Obispo 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 Luis Obispo County
County Recorder
1055 Monterey St, Rm D120
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Phone: 805-781-5080
Fax: 805-781-1111
Recorded Documents

Official San Luis Obispo County Vital Certificates

San Luis Obispo County Vital Certificates

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San Luis Obispo County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 3,304.32 sq mi
Population (2009): 266,971
  • Females: 48.7%
  • White: 90.7%
  • Black/African American: 2.1%
  • Asian: 3.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 19.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 72.6%
Population Change (2000-2009): 20,290
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 8.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 14.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.1%
High School Graduates (2000): 85.6%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 26.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.49
Housing Units (2000): 102,275
Homeownership Rate (2000): 61.5%
Migration Flow to San Luis Obispo County, CA from (2007-2008):

San Luis Obispo County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $6,271,512
  • Construction: $687,731
  • Retail Trade: $542,932
  • Professional and Technical Services: $460,832
  • Healthcare: $647,831
  • Banking: $212,238
  • Retail Trade: $542,932
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $319,986
  • Manufacturing: $342,644
  • Farms: $159,856
  • Government: $1,329,930
Employed (2000): 109,669
Unemployed (2000): 6,911
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $38,114
Local Government Employment (2007): 11,423
Local Government Revenue (2007): $966,513 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $295,684 (thou. dol.)

San Luis Obispo County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 2,884
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.0
Deaths (2007): 2,107
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 7
  • Per 1,000 population: 2.4

San Luis Obispo County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 780
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 4
  • Forcible rape: 106
  • Robbery: 112
  • Aggravated Assault: 558
Property Crimes (2008): 6,170
  • Burglary: 1,517
  • Larceny-Theft: 4,308
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 345

San Luis Obispo County Genealogy Records