This collection contains ledgers listing misdemeanor cases handled through the Recorder's Court, by the Petaluma City Recorder. Recorder's
court docket records spanning the early twentieth century. These are primarily handwritten volumes, although some were typewritten.
The Petaluma Recorder's Court was a municipal-level court that handled misdemeanor offenses. The Petaluma Court came under
the jurisdiction of the Sonoma County Municipal Court following court reorganization and consolidation. The Sonoma County
Municipal Court was itself absorbed into the Superior Court following the voter-authorized reorganization in 1998, California
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.
Materials stored offsite, but collection is open to research. In many cases, further details on individual volumes can be
found by calling staff at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library. To view these materials, please call staff at
to request they be brought from the Archives to the Library