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Fees for recording services How to search our records for documents How to obtain copies of recorded documents 

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These forms are in PDF file format. You will need ACROBAT PDF READER installed on your computer to fill them out and print them.  You may complete the form on your computer by simply tabbing from field to field or clicking on the various checkboxes.  You will not be able to save the "form and the data" as a file on your computer, so be sure to print as many copies as you will need.


Application for Birth or Death certificate (English)

Application for Birth certificate (Spanish) 

Application for Death certificate (Spanish) 

Application for certified copy of Marriage certificate (English) 

Application for certified copy of Marriage certificate (Spanish) 


Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR) - BOE 502-A

For more information, please call us during office hours, at (831) 454-2800, Mon-Fri, 8am-12noon & 1-4pm (closed noon-1pm). Fax 831-454-3169. Click to E-Mail We are located at 701 Ocean St., RM. 230, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. Se Habla Espaņol.