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Santa Cruz County, CA Public Records

Santa Cruz County public records are all records owned, prepared, utilized, or retained by local public agencies, with a presumption of public access. The records are available per local laws, and certain exemptions apply. Vital records like birth and death certificates are available to eligible requesters like the registrant, family members, legal representatives, and government entities, but some restrictions may apply. Marriage and divorce records are accessed from the county clerk’s office, and certified copy charges depend on the record type. Property records are also available for public viewing and inspection in accordance with local laws. The county recorder maintains property records from 1850, which can be requested in person, by mail, or online.

Courts in Santa Cruz County

Court Records in Santa Cruz County, California

Santa Cruz County court records include traditional and electronic files that document court proceedings, judgments, and other legal actions. Interested parties can access probate court, criminal records, bankruptcy filings, liens, driving violations, and other court records. The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz, has jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases within the county. Access to court records is granted per local laws and policies, and some restrictions may apply, especially for juvenile court records. Electronic court records can be accessed via the Odyssey portal. Paper records can be requested at the courthouse or by mail. The county provides online access to court case information, and interested parties can request court records in person or by mail.

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Jails and Prisons in Santa Cruz County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Santa Cruz County, California

Santa Cruz County inmate records refer to documents that contain information about persons who are or have been incarcerated within the county. The records provide details about the arrest and conviction, sentencing, and the correctional facilities where the inmates are held. Parole and probation details may also be included in the inmate records. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office maintains the county's jail and prison records. The county has one jail facility, the Main Jail Complex, and two minimum-security facilities: the Blaine Street Women's Facility and the Rountree Medium Facility. There are over 446 square miles that make up Santa Cruz County, it has a population of 273,263 people, and has 6 jails and prisons. One jail or prison is located every 45,543 persons or 74 square miles.

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155 Center Street
Santa Cruz

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Santa Cruz County

Arrest Records in Santa Cruz County, California

Santa Cruz County arrest records refer to files containing information about persons apprehended by law enforcement personnel following suspected criminal activity. The records provide details about the suspect, including the date of arrest, arresting agency and officers, bail and bond details, offenses, charges, booking details, and more. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office and the police departments within the county are responsible for maintaining the arrest records. Access to arrest records is granted per local laws and policies, and some restrictions may apply. Santa Cruz County, California, which covers an area of 446 square miles and has a population of 273,263 people, has 8 police departments. There is one police department for every 34,157 residents and one for every 55 square miles, and the crime rate is 39.62 per 1,000 people living in the county.

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