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Santa Clara County, CA Public Records

Superior Court - San Jose - Criminal
191 N 1st St
Hall of Justice - Old Courthouse
San Jose, CA 95113
Hours: 8:30AM-3PM (till 12 on F) PST
P: 408-882-2100
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation, confidential or sealed records released
Handles criminal matters for San Jose, Milpitas, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and Santa Clara. Records from the Courthouse Drug Court, 115 Terraine St (408-491-4700) are here.
Superior Court - San Jose - Civil
191 N 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113
Hours: 8:30AM-3PM (till 12 on F) PST
P: 408-882-2100, 408-882-2280
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction, Probate, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No probation reports or confidential records released
Superior Court - South County Courthouse
301 Diana Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-4403
Hours: 8:30AM-3PM (till 12 on F) PST
P: 408-695-5000
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records released
Traffic cases alse heard at this location. See that profile.
Superior Court - Family Law - San Jose
191 N 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113
Hours: 8:30AM-3PM (till 12 on F) PST
P: 408-792-4200
Jurisdiction: Family Law
The court moved into this building on August 15, 2016.
Palo Alto Facility - Superior Court
270 Grant Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Hours: 8:30AM-3PM (till 12 on F) PST
P: 650-462-3800
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No probation, doctor report, pretrial report records released
Handles criminal matters for Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale. Effective October 6, 2014, the Traffic and Small Claims units at the Palo Alto Courthouse were closed.
Superior Court - Traffic Division
191 N 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113
Hours: 8:30AM-3PM (till 12 on F) PST
P: 408-556-3000
Couriers: 1095 Homestead Rd
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Jurisdiction: Traffic
Effective October 6, 2014, the traffic units at the Palo Alto and South County Courthouses were closed and all traffic cases are now heard and processed at this location.

Santa Clara County, CA Vital Records

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

Santa Clara County
County Clerk/Recorder
70 W Hedding St, 1st Fl
County Gov't Ctr, East Wing
San Jose, CA 95110
8AM-4:30PM PST
Phone: 408-299-5688
Fax: 408-280-1768
Recorded Documents, Fictitious Business Names

Santa Clara County Vital Certificates

Santa Clara 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 Clara County Information

Located south of the San Francisco Bay, Santa Clara is the most densely populated county in the Bay Area. San Jose serves as the county seat and is the third largest city in California. Much of the area's population is due to the huge technology sector that has made this county home. Though the area originally developed under an agricultural economy, it has been transformed into one of world's largest centers for technology development. In fact, the Santa Clara Valley is better known as Silicon Valley and serves as headquarters to many of the world's tech giants, such as Google, Yahoo, Apple, eBay, Hewlett Packard, Intel, and others.

If you're in Santa Clara County, you'll notice immediately the impact these corporations have on the area. With companies like these basing in the county, one can imagine the positive economic effects. As a result, the County, San Jose in particular, is known for its fine dining and superb shopping. There are many trendy bistros and upscale boutiques for residents and visitors to enjoy, but if you're looking for something a little more laid back, you'll find that, too. For outdoor activities to partake in, you will find more than 15 golf courses and over 150 gardens and parks! And, of course with it being in California, there are also vineyards where you can enjoy wine-tasting and more. Santa Clara County is a place where natural beauty meets fast-paced technology - a great place to call home or visit!

Santa Clara County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,290.69 sq mi
Population (2009): 1,784,642
  • Females: 48.9%
  • White: 61.6%
  • Black/African American: 2.9%
  • Asian: 31.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 26.3%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 37.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 102,058
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 34.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 45.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 7.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 83.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 40.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.92
Housing Units (2000): 579,329
Homeownership Rate (2000): 59.8%
Migration Flow to Santa Clara County, CA from (2007-2008):

Santa Clara County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $102,999,770
  • Construction: $4,061,774
  • Retail Trade: $4,730,717
  • Professional and Technical Services: $18,475,954
  • Healthcare: $5,840,076
  • Banking: $3,240,801
  • Retail Trade: $4,730,717
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $1,707,764
  • Manufacturing: $28,662,707
  • Farms: $97,521
  • Government: $7,426,041
Employed (2000): 843,912
Unemployed (2000): 34,194
Unemployment Rate (2009): 11%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $60,107
Local Government Employment (2007): 74,113
Local Government Revenue (2007): $8,708,892 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $7,589,708 (thou. dol.)

Santa Clara County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 27,490
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.9
Deaths (2007): 8,786
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 105
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.8

Santa Clara County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 5,452
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 50
  • Forcible rape: 352
  • Robbery: 1,698
  • Aggravated Assault: 3,352
Property Crimes (2008): 42,441
  • Burglary: 6,820
  • Larceny-Theft: 28,347
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 7,274

Santa Clara County Genealogy Records