Public records are generally obtained from government agencies and their clerks throughout the city of Santa Monica. Visitors seeking official records and open databases have chosen their most popular sources from these government agencies. Individual record departments being the largest custodians of records are the doorway to the general public's most likely requests. Within each source, you will find information about the process, how to obtain certified copies and look up data that is freely open online. As new sources of information becomes available to the public, the list of providers are constantly updated and kept current.