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San Francisco in California has a colorful past. Although it was already inhabited, European settlers founded it in 1776 before San Francisco County became official in 1850. As a result, San Francisco County public records date far back, and many are available to the public today. Historic San Francisco cemetery records, obituaries and some vital records can be researched at the San Francisco Public Library’s History Center.

More recent records are maintained by the Superior Court and include civil and criminal court records and San Francisco County divorce records. Criminal records can only be requested by mail or in person, but civil court records may be viewed online or in person. The County Clerk satisfies requests for San Francisco County birth records and death records, although access is restricted. To obtain marriage records, visit the County Assessor-Recorder’s office.

  • Visit the San Francisco Public Library’s History Center on the sixth floor to access local historic records like cemetery and vital records and obituaries.
  • To obtain San Francisco County criminal court records, fill out the record request form, and mail or remit in person to the Superior Court.
  • San Francisco County civil court records and divorce records may be searched online or in person.
  • Anyone may request an informational copy of a San Francisco County birth record or death record from the County Clerk by mail or in person. Official copies are restricted.
  • San Francisco County marriage records should be requested from the County Assessor-Recorder in person, by mail, phone or online through VitalChek.
  • About San Francisco County Public Records

    Although anyone may request an informational copy of a vital record, official, authorized copies are restricted. Due to a rise in identity theft, copies of San Francisco County vital records that would be used for identification purposes are limited to the person of record, a family member or heir, a legal representative or someone with a court order. Otherwise, California public records are open to inspection, and there are many types of public records in San Francisco County to search.

    Accessing San Francisco County Gov Public Records

    The local Superior Court maintains a public online court case search portal that is free to use. Anyone may perform unlimited name or case number searches through civil court records, including divorce records. San Francisco County gov public records also available are criminal court records, although these are not available to search online. You may fill remit a records request form in person or by mail and receive copies this way.

    Search Public Records in San Francisco County

    Other places to search public records in San Francisco County, CA include exploring the History Center in the San Francisco Public Library. This massive collection includes San Francisco cemetery records, obituaries and some vital records. This collection is perfect for those wanting to access local genealogy records.



     
    County of San Francisco Resources & Statistics
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    Population:
    749,172

     
    Under 18:
    109,614

     
    Over 65:
    111,471

     
    Employed:
    701,472

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    46.69

     
    Acres of Farms:
    0

     
    Births:
    8,408

     
    Deaths:
    6,020

     
    Infant Deaths:
    30

     
     
    Murder:
    96

     
    Forcible Rape:
    172

     
    Robbery:
    3,078

     
    Assault:
    2,639

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    5,985

     
    Burglary:
    6,208

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    19,887

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    8,174

     
    Total Property Crime:
    34,269

     
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