The existence and continued maintenance of the collection of records known as the Riverside County Public Records is mandated, not only by the law, but also by the requirements of practicality and efficiency. Public records, after all, are some of the best evidences that could be used in proving the existence of someone or something. Take, for example, a person who wishes to apply for a position at a company. Said person would be required to prove a number of things, not the last of which would be his identity. The best way to prove his identity, indeed, to prove his very existence, would be to present his birth certificate. He may also be asked to prove his criminal records; hence, he would have to present his arrest or court records, or even both, if he has them.
Public records could be found at two places, at the county level and at the state level. They are classified into two types, vital records and non-vital records. Copies of vital records are further classified into two types of copies, informational copies and authorized copies. Note that while informational copies and authorized copies provide the same information on their face, they have differences, chief of which is the fact that informational copies could not be used to establish identity and authorized copies could only be requested by a number of people enumerated in an exclusive list.
County level searches are the responsibility of the office of the clerk-recorder. Copies of both vital and non-vital records may be obtained by request at this level, but for vital records, the procedure is rather strict in the sense that the searcher would first have to download a specific form for the type of vital records that he wishes to request for. This blank form would have to be completed by the searcher, including the blank sworn statement. If the searcher is asking for an authorized copy, he would have to see to it that the sworn statement is notarized after he had completed the same. a money order to correspond to the required fee is the final requirement before the request should be sent to the office for processing. At this level, the fees range
Non-vital records searches at this level could only be conducted at the premise of the clerk-recorder. A person who wishes to search for non-vital records would first have to head to the office and make the request there. Generally, no request would be turned down. Now, the searcher may either search the archives himself or he could just ask a clerk to do the search. Either way, once the records had been located, copies of the same could be requested at the rate of one dollar per regular sized page.
State level searches are the province of the California Department of Public Health and only vital records may be obtained from this level. The procedure is the same as vital records requests at the county level, but one must note that at this level, the difference between informational and authorized copies are strictly observed, and the two have separate request forms. Aside from this, everything else is the same. At this level, the fees range from twenty five dollars to fourteen dollars.
Recently, the internet had become a major source of public records. Online databases have the same information as the two offices mentioned above, sometimes, even more. Public records may now be obtained from these databases that are easier to use and locate, and quicker with their search. They are also more efficient, and they often provide their information free of charge. Internet searches may be conducted within the confine of the home of the searcher, thus, there is actually no need to fall in line or to even leave the house.
Riverside County Public Court Records Access
The procedure to request for vital records from the office of the clerk-recorder is given below
Riverside County Public Court Records Free Access
Other procedures may be found through the following links