California Divorce Records: Free Searches

Often, people can get their Divorce records from the California Office of Vital Records where the fee for Divorce records, also known as the Dissolution of Marriage Certificate, is $13. And although useful at times, this is not only the only possible way to go about getting your Divorce records, it can be the simplest if you don’t know the other options which are available to you.

If you wish to use the above option, you may visit the website for the California Office of Vital Records. The website is located at the following web address:
Or you can also mail a request to:

California Office of Vital Records
MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

However, if you want/need to order free Divorce records, you may do searches for your own, and in some cases, the records of other people too if the information is needed. There are a number of great websites open to these free searches.

Here are some of these sites are:,,

These websites do not cost you anything but a moment of your time. In some cases, you may want to check and make sure the price is either minimal or verify it is non-existent before you commit your time, especially if the website is requesting your e-mail or maiden name up-front.

Though there are some things you may wish to remember, or keep track of. If you are required to submit certain kinds of information, it may be helpful for you to confirm your search results with information like what the marriage first took place and what state was the person in when the transaction occurred.

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