Public and Official Records

Public Records Requests

The County of Riverside maintains a large range of types of records in various forms. Much of this information is readily available on the county's Open Data Source website. Those wishing to access, review and obtain public records not currently maintained on the county's Open Data Source website, or on the department’s website, may file a request for public records.

How to file a Public Records Request: Submit your request using the county’s public records act portal to the department that holds the records. If you're not sure which department holds the type of records you seek, contact the Executive Office here.

Public Records Act Portal

Depending on the department, you may also submit your request for records via email using the links below.

  • Clerk of the Board – Email, online portal coming soon
  • District Attorney – Email
  • Department of Public Social Services - Email, online portal coming soon
  • Executive Office – Online portal
  • Fire Department - Email
  • Human Resources - Online portal
  • Purchasing/Fleet Department - Online portal
  • Sheriff’s Department – Email
  • Probation Department - Email
  • Transportation and Land Management Agency - Email, online portal coming soon

Riverside County Assessor – County Clerk–Recorder

Birth, Death and Marriage certificates available 90 days after the event.

The County Clerk-Recorder’s website allows visitors to conduct fictitious business name searches, grantor/grantee searches, and vital records searches that include birth, marriage or death certificates. Please note that only Riverside County certificates of births or deaths that occurred more than 90 days ago may be ordered from the Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.

The County Clerk-Recorder also provides the following services:

  • Files fictitious business name statements
  • Files statements of abandonment of use of fictitious business name
  • Files withdrawal from partnership operating under a fictitious business name
  • Issues public and confidential marriage licenses
  • Provides certified copies of confidential marriage licenses
  • Registers notary public oaths and commissions
  • Authenticates notary public signatures

Office of Vital Records, RUHS-Public Health

Birth and Death Certificates for current year and last year only.

The Office of Vital Records in the Public Health department registers all births and deaths within the County of Riverside. Riverside County certificates of births or deaths that occurred this year and last year only can be ordered from Riverside University Health System-Public Health. To learn more, visit the Office of Vital Records' website

For older records, visit the County Clerk-Recorder website.

Court Records

The County of Riverside does not maintain court records. Please visit the Riverside Superior Court’s Public Access webpage to access available civil and criminal case information without visiting the courthouse.

For public records searches outside Riverside County, visit the State of California website, or the county or state in which the events took place.