Search for Santa Cruz County CA land records. Land records include land deeds, mortgages, land grants, liens, foreclosures, titles, easements, oil and gas leases, property ownership history, and prior selling prices.
Building Departments develop and enforce building codes to ensure the construction of safe buildings. The Building Department maintains land records on design plans for construction and renovation projects in order to enforce building codes. Building Departments also have land records on additions and new construction, current structures on any parcel, property lines, and a property's compliance with building codes. Many Building Departments provide online databases to access land records.
Santa Cruz Zoning Santa Cruz CA 809 Center Street 95060 831-420-5416
Scotts Valley Building Department Scotts Valley CA 1 Civic Center Drive 95066 831-438-6506
Scotts Valley Planning Department Scotts Valley CA 1 Civic Center Drive 95066 831-440-5630
Watsonville City Planning Department Watsonville CA 250 Main Street 95076 831-768-3050
Town Halls and City Halls are the chief administrative office that runs a town or city. The Town or City Hall maintains records related to the locality, including land records. These records include property taxes, property value assessments, and land transactions, as well as property sales and transfers. Town and City Halls also maintain records on municipal and zoning boundaries. Many Town and City Halls provide online access to their land records.
Capitola City Hall Capitola CA 420 Capitola Avenue 95010 831-475-7300
San Juan Bautista City Hall Watsonville CA 311 2nd Street 95076 831-623-4661
Santa Cruz City Hall Santa Cruz CA 809 Center Street 95060 831-420-5030
Scotts Valley City Hall Scotts Valley CA 1 Civic Center Drive 95066 831-440-5602
Watsonville City Hall Watsonville CA 231 Union Street 95076 831-768-3240
Assessors determine the value of properties and parcels in order to assess property taxes. The Assessor's Office maintains current data on every property in the district, including ownership information, maps of property lines, inventories of parcels and structures, and the value of all the property in the jurisdiction. Assessors may also maintain records from on-site inspections and value assessments for construction or improvements. Many Assessor's Offices make their land records available online.
Santa Cruz County Assessor's Office Santa Cruz CA 701 Ocean Street 95060 831-454-2002
Clerks file documents and preserve municipal records in order to maintain an archive for their municipality. These documents, including land records, are open to the public. The Clerk's Office contains a number of different types of land records, including registered land, property transactions, real estate excise taxes, and property maps. They also have records on deeds, mortgages, and liens on properties. Many Clerk's Offices make their land records available to the public online.
Santa Cruz County Clerk Santa Cruz CA 701 Ocean Street 95060 831-454-2060
Scotts Valley City Clerk Scotts Valley CA 1 Civic Center Drive 95066 831-440-5602
Recorders of Deeds collect public records, primarily documents related to property, and make them available to the public. The Office of the Recorder of Deeds maintains records on land transactions within its jurisdiction, including deeds, mortgages, easements, and tax liens. The office may also contain property and parcel surveys, maps of property lines, and data on a property's selling prices and history. Many Recorders of Deeds provide online access to their land records.
Santa Cruz County Recorder of Deeds Santa Cruz CA 701 Ocean Street 95060 831-454-2800
Treasurers and Tax Collectors are responsible for the collection of property tax revenue. The Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector maintains current data on every parcel in the district, as well as a number of other types of land records. These records include lists of sold parcels, property tax assessments, defaults on property taxes, and property values. The Treasurer and Tax Collector may also maintain information on property auctions and prior liens or foreclosures on a property. Many Treasurers and Tax Collectors provide online databases to access land records.
Santa Cruz County Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office Santa Cruz CA 701 Ocean Street 95060 831-454-2510