Public Records

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea follows the rules of government and provides any information, minutes, files, accounts or other records which a governmental body is required to maintain, and which must be accessible to scrutiny by the public.

The Office of the City clerk maintains only those public records that pertain to the government of Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Records such as birth certificates, death certificates and marriage licenses are maintained by the Monterey county Recorders Office.  Records related to matters outside the City Limits (e.g. planning and zoning information for the area outside the City limits) fall under the direction of the Monterey County Clerk's office. 

Public records for Carmel-by-the-Sea can be found at the Monterey County Recorders Office.

Street Address:
Monterey County Recorder
168 West Alisal Street, 1st Floor
Salinas, CA  93901

Mailing Address:
Monterey County Recorder
P.O. Box 29
Salinas, CA  93902