The Californian Public Records Act (CPRA) has made it mandatory for the State of California to make all necessary public records accessible to the residents of the state and the country. As per the act, any citizen of the United State can request for public records of California on the state archive after the payment of nominal charges.
Classification of Records in the Californian Public Record Archive
The Californian Department of Public Health manages and maintains birth, death, marriages and divorces in California. Specific certification is given only to the family members, but other state records residents can apply for carbon copies of the records. In the state archive, all the details in between 1905 to 2018 is made available, however, for records prior to 1905, a specific notice must be given to the state clerk for getting the information.
Birth & Death Record
The Californian Department of Public Health maintains the vital records, or also called the birth and death records of the State of California. From the respective counties Health Department, the birth record of the current year and the previous year can be requested.
The Californian Department of Justice (DOJ) maintains all the records of the crimes and criminal in the state of California. The criminals can access their own report after paying a respective nominal charge for upgradation and time analysis of the records. At the same time, even other stakeholders like government and private organizations can access the record for the purpose of employment, licensing volunteering and other purpose as per their varying requirements.