Santa Cruz County Vital Records

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


Santa Cruz County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Santa Cruz County, CA. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Santa Cruz County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Santa Cruz County birth certificates, death certificates, 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 Santa Cruz County 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 Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in Santa Cruz County, CA. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses, which are public Santa Cruz County vital records. Santa Cruz County 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 Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Santa Cruz County, CA. 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 public records such as Santa Cruz County death certifiates 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 Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Santa Cruz County, CA. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Santa Cruz County vital records. You can find Santa Cruz County 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