Santa Cruz County Vital Records

Search Santa Cruz County CA vital records such as births, death, marriages, and divorces.


Santa Cruz County Clerk Office

Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records for their municipality. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for vital records, which are available to the public. The office maintains certificates, death certificate, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Santa Cruz County Clerk Santa Cruz CA 701 Ocean Street 95060 831-454-2060

Scotts Valley City Clerk Scotts Valley CA 1 Civic Center Drive 95066 831-440-5602


Santa Cruz County Marriage License Office

Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in the office’s jurisdiction. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses they have issued, which are available to the public. In many locations, Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Santa Cruz County Marriage License Santa Cruz CA 701 Ocean Street 95060 831-454-2060


Santa Cruz County Coroner & Medical Examiner

Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain records by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Santa Cruz County Medical Examiner & Coroner Santa Cruz CA 701 Ocean Street 95060 831-454-2520


Santa Cruz County Town & City Hall

The Town Hall or City Hall is the chief administrative office that runs the town or city. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including vital records. You can find birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Capitola City Hall Capitola CA 420 Capitola Avenue 95010 831-475-7300

San Juan Bautista City Hall Watsonville CA 311 2nd Street 95076 831-623-4661

Santa Cruz City Hall Santa Cruz CA 809 Center Street 95060 831-420-5030

Scotts Valley City Hall Scotts Valley CA 1 Civic Center Drive 95066 831-440-5602

Watsonville City Hall Watsonville CA 231 Union Street 95076 831-768-3240