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Ordering Copies of Official Public Records or Military Discharge Records
Official Public Record

Official public records, which date back to 1853, can be found alphabetically by names of parties identified on the documents. Please allow 2 weeks from the filing date of the document to order a copy.
Copy Fees:
  • Plain copies are $3.50 for first page, $3.50 for each additional page
  • Certified copies are $4.50 for first page, $3.50 for each additional page
An instrument number or book and page number or reel and image number is required to order a public record. Do you have the instrument number or book and page number or reel and image number?
Military Discharge Records

Military Discharge
To obtain a Certified Copy of a Military Discharge (DD214), you must be one of the following individuals, authorized under section 6107 of California Government Code, upon presentation of proper photo identification:
  • Person who is subject of the record
  • Family member
  • Legal representative of the veteran
  • County office that provides veteranís benefits upon written request of that office
  • United State Official upon written request of that office

Information needed to search Military Discharge (DD214):

  1. Name of Veteran
  2. Date of discharge
  3. Number of copies requested

* Copy Fees:

  • There is no cost for Certified Copies of a Military Discharge DD214(PDF - 181kb) *
How would you like to order?
  • By Mail
    You may pay by check (personal, company, bank, or cashiers), money order or traveler's checks. Out of country payments must be made in U.S. dollars. Credit cards are not accepted for mail orders.

  • In Person
    You may pay by cash, debit/ATM, check (personal, company, bank, cashier's or traveler's) or money order. If you cannot come into the office, you may send a representative or contact a title company for assistance. Check the yellow pages for listings.

  • Online
    NOTE: Military Discharge Records are not available for online ordering.

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