Researching Official Records

Information needed to conduct a search:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Assessor's Parcel Number (APN)
  • Document number (Doc. #)
  • Book and Page Number (maps or document recorded prior 1994)

The Clerk-Recorder does not provide a search service. All searches must be conducted by the individual.

This will allow you to:

  • view the image of the documents
  • search old records on Digital Reel

Research time will vary.

  • The average time per customer is 15-45 minutes depending on the types of request.


Office Location: (Due to COVID-19, the office is currently closed.​)

County of Santa Clara
County Government Center
Clerk-Recorder's Office
70 W. Hedding Street, First Floor, East Wing
San Jose, CA 95110

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Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM PST (Monday - Friday)
Phone: (408) 299-5688​

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Please Note:

The Clerk-Recorder's Office does not provide search service.

If you require a title search, please contact title company for title search services.​

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