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Public Records


The Document Archives includes extensive San Diego County public and judicial records. Included are court case files, minutes of the Board of Supervisors, local ordinances, Coroner’s inquest reports, probate records, tax lists, school reports, deed records, marriage licenses and mining records.

Public records can only be accessed on site in the Research Library.

See below for lists of the public records available in the Document Archives.

For more information: collections@sandiegohistory.org or 619-232-6203 ext.117

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