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Santa Cruz County, CA Public Records

Santa Cruz - Superior Court - Civil
701 Ocean St, Rm 110
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 http://www.santacruzcourt.org
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
P: 831-420-2200
Jurisdiction: Civil, Probate
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records released
Family Law is handled by the Watsonville courthouse.
Santa Cruz - Superior Court - Criminal
701 Ocean St, Rm 120
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 http://www.santacruzcourt.org
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
P: 831-420-2200
F: 831-420-2265
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, probation or sealed records released
Watsonville Division - Superior Court
1 Second St #300
Watsonville, CA 95076 http://www.santacruzcourt.org
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
P: 831-786-7200
Jurisdiction: Family Law, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation or juvenile records released

Santa Cruz County, CA Vital Records

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

Santa Cruz County
County Recorder
701 Ocean St, Rm 230
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/rcd/index...
8AM-N 1PM-4PM PST
Phone: 831-454-2800
Fax: 831-454-3169
Recorded Documents

Santa Cruz County Vital Certificates

Santa Cruz County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Santa Cruz County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 445.24 sq mi
Population (2009): 256,218
  • Females: 49.8%
  • White: 90.1%
  • Black/African American: 1.3%
  • Asian: 4.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 30.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 62.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): 618
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 18.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 27.8%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 13.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 83.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 34.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.71
Housing Units (2000): 98,873
Homeownership Rate (2000): 60.0%
Migration Flow to Santa Cruz County, CA from (2007-2008):

Santa Cruz County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $6,478,056
  • Construction: $630,566
  • Retail Trade: $590,980
  • Professional and Technical Services: $533,898
  • Healthcare: $723,883
  • Banking: $203,777
  • Retail Trade: $590,980
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $221,859
  • Manufacturing: $474,049
  • Farms: $232,931
  • Government: $1,173,545
Employed (2000): 129,380
Unemployed (2000): 8,342
Unemployment Rate (2009): 11.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $48,337
Local Government Employment (2007): 12,096
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,096,838 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $558,854 (thou. dol.)

Santa Cruz County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 3,571
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.3
Deaths (2007): 1,598
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 19
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.3

Santa Cruz County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1,247
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 8
  • Forcible rape: 77
  • Robbery: 276
  • Aggravated Assault: 886
Property Crimes (2008): 7,882
  • Burglary: 1,585
  • Larceny-Theft: 5,601
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 696

Santa Cruz County Genealogy Records