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1851-City-CharterPublic Records & Government Documents

CSH is the official archives for the city and county of Sacramento. Our collections include government documents from more than 80 city and county departments and offices dating from 1849. Finding aids can be found on our Online Archive of California page. Not all collections currently have finding aids, but more are being added every week. For a general overview of our government holdings, see For the Record.

Just some examples of our records include city charters, resolutions, ordinances, council minutes, and records from the housing and redevelopment, police, and fire departments; city and county clerk, assessors, recorders, planning and building, public works, and parks departments records; and county board of supervisors, tax, property, coroners, grand jury, sheriff's, naturalization, and court records, including civil, criminal and probate case files.

Online Records

A small number of CSH's government records and indexes have been digitized and are available online: