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San Francisco County, CA Public Records

Superior Court - Civil
400 McAllister St, #103
Civic Center Courthouse
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM PST
P: 415-551-4000, 415-551-3802
F: 415-551-3801
Jurisdiction: Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Probate
Restricted Records: No medical, probation or sealed records released without court order.
Civil Limited and Civil Unlimited sections are combined. Includes all of San Francisco County, including former municipal court on Folsom St. Small Claims phone- 415-551-3955.
Superior Court - Criminal
850 Bryant St, Rm 101
Records Clerk
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM, viewing from 10AM-3:45PM. PST
P: 415-551-0679
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No medical, probation or sealed records released
The Criminal Court conducts arraignments, preliminary hearings, trials, motions, probation hearings, mental health proceedings, and other types of criminal proceedings.

San Francisco County, CA Vital Records

Contact the San Francisco 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 Francisco County
County Recorder
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlet Pl, Rm 190
City Hall
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-554-5596
Fax: 415-554-7915
Recorded Documents, Limited Vital Records

San Francisco County Vital Certificates

San Francisco 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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San Francisco County Information

San Francisco County is one of the original counties in California. San Francisco and Oakland are two of its largest cities. San Francisco was originally called Yearba Buena, Spanish for "good grass," a name that took on new meaning when the hippie culture moved in during the ‘60s.

San Francisco County is home to some of the most often photographed real estate in the world. The most famous of the Victorian Painted Ladies, a stand of colorful Victorian homes across from Alamo Square, are often used as backdrops for photos or for location shots in movies. The Golden Gate Bridge is another landmark that is so closely identified with San Francisco that people won't think of leaving the area without at least a handful of photos of this magnificent structure.

Sightseeing opportunities in San Francisco County are endless. The area has the largest Chinese community in the world, outside China; and the famous cable cars that streak up and down the hills of the city are the only moving National Historic Landmarks in the world. If you happen to be a Trekkie, Star Fleet Headquarters is located just outside San Francisco—May the force be with you!

For the more down-to-earth, the downtown Jackson Square Historic District is built on landfill created by ships abandoned by gold-seekers in the San Francisco Bay and it's where you'll find the only surviving buildings that were part of the original city. Now filled with trendy shops and eateries, the area is a wonderful way to absorb some of the history and flavor of the city during the gold-rush era while you shop and dine in modern comfort.

The flower children of the ‘60s recognized the best that San Francisco County had to offer; it was and is, all about love.

San Francisco County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 46.69 sq mi
Population (2009): 815,358
  • Females: 49.2%
  • White: 58%
  • Black/African American: 6.7%
  • Asian: 31.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 14.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 45.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): 38,627
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 36.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 45.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 11.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 81.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 45%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.3
Housing Units (2000): 346,527
Homeownership Rate (2000): 35%
Migration Flow to San Francisco County, CA from (2007-2008):

San Francisco County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $61,010,077
  • Construction: $1,979,828
  • Retail Trade: $2,500,375
  • Professional and Technical Services: $13,985,894
  • Healthcare: $2,940,308
  • Banking: $12,178,575
  • Retail Trade: $2,500,375
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $2,396,193
  • Manufacturing: $985,268
  • Farms: $151
  • Government: $8,832,614
Employed (2000): 427,823
Unemployed (2000): 20,609
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $71,342
Local Government Employment (2007): 43,856
Local Government Revenue (2007): $5,979,900 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $8,638,384 (thou. dol.)

San Francisco County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 9,129
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.4
Deaths (2007): 5,808
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.3
Infant Deaths (2007): 38
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.2

San Francisco County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 6,808
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 98
  • Forcible rape: 167
  • Robbery: 4,160
  • Aggravated Assault: 2,383
Property Crimes (2008): 37,093
  • Burglary: 5,492
  • Larceny-Theft: 25,788
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 5,813

San Francisco County Genealogy Records