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Riverside Public Records

Riverside County in California dates back to 1893. Although Riverside County does place some restrictions on obtaining vital records, most records are available to the public. Riverside County birth records, death and marriage records may be requested from the local County Clerk Recorder. Although birth, death and marriage records are restricted, anyone may order an informational copy.

Riverside County public records also include divorce records, which must be obtained from the local Superior Court. Other court records are available here too, with online access open to the public; however, there is a search fee. Historic public records for Riverside County, CA are available through the California State Library. Specifically, the California History Room holds military records, cemetery records, and obituaries for Riverside County that were collected in part by the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).

  • Anyone may order informational copies of Riverside County birth records, death and marriage records from the County Clerk Recorder’s office. Orders may be placed in person or online through VitalChek.
  • Certified copies of Riverside County vital records are limited to authorized recipients, which include the person of record, a family member or legal representative.
  • Riverside County court records and divorce records may be requested through the local Superior Court for a small fee. Requests may be made in person or online.
  • The California State Library holds historic Riverside County military records, cemetery records and obituaries that may be accessed by anyone in Sacramento.
  • About Riverside County Public Records

    Although California restricts its vital records, the policy of allowing anyone to obtain information copies makes accessing public records easier. An informational copy cannot be used in an official capacity, usually to establish identity, but they are perfect for those performing genealogy research. California public records, like public records in Riverside County, California, cost a fee to obtain, but are widely available.

    Riverside County Public Records Online

    The local Superior Court operates a public access web portal that allows anyone to access civil, criminal and divorce records. Public records online in Riverside County also include vital records, although only court records may be searched by name or case number. The Superior Court charges a fee per name search; users who wish to perform multiple searches may get a bulk discount or a 30-day pass. Copies may be ordered through the Court website or in person at the courthouse.

    Historic Public Records Search for Riverside County

    The California State Library offers a multitude of California historical records to the public. Included in their collection of county records, Riverside County military records, cemetery records and obituaries are housed in the California History Room. A public records search for Riverside County genealogy records might warrant a trip to Sacramento to explore the collections in the California State Library.



     
    County of Riverside Resources & Statistics
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    Population:
    513,786

     
    Under 18:
    582,711

     
    Over 65:
    233,367

     
    Employed:
    860,027

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    7,207.37

     
    Acres of Farms:
    572,036

     
    Births:
    31,519

     
    Deaths:
    13,924

     
    Infant Deaths:
    193

     
     
    Murder:
    40

     
    Forcible Rape:
    115

     
    Robbery:
    416

     
    Assault:
    1,577

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    2,148

     
    Burglary:
    3,829

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    8,215

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    3,910

     
    Total Property Crime:
    15,954

     
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