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This is an annotated list of databases produced by California State Agencies. The Agencies section of the list is mostly arranged by main producing agency. To add a database to this list or to fix a broken link, do it yourself as this is a wiki, editable by anybody.

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State Employee and Agency Directory California Online Telephone Directory

State Agencies Directory Index to California state agency websites.

Government and Other Related Websites Links provided by the Judicial Council of California.

California School Directory Search for public, private or school districts in California.

California Agency Directories California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, State Clearinghouse and Planning Unit. This database offers federal, state and local agency directory and contact information necessary for land use planning purposes in California. Information on the status of general plans and general plan elements is included; includes many links and e-mail contacts.

County Elections Officials California Secretary of State. This is a directory of county elections officials in California, including contact information. Search is also allowed through the use of an interactive county map which links to county elections officials’ web sites.


Bill Information The full text of Bills , resolutions, and constitutional amendments, and their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages are available for 1993 to current.

California Ballot Measures Databases

California Codes Searchable database of California’s 29 codes, covering various subject areas, the State Constitution and Statutes. Information presented reflects laws currently in effect.

Legislator Information Links to legislator contact information, web pages, and committee membership.

Legislative Publications Including: Daily File, Legislative Index, Table of Sections Affected, Senate Daily Journal, Assembly Daily Journal, Assembly Handbook, Agency Reports

Legislative Document Archives This archive of the California State Legislature includes Assembly and House journals (1849-1997), histories and indexes (1881-2001), and statutes (1850-1995).


Court Statistics Detailed 10-year statistical caseload and trend data on a variety of court business.

Judicial Council Forms Standardized legal forms in .pdf format.

Superior Courts and Judges Directory

Opinions Searchable database of the official reports from 1850. Opinions are current to within 90 days of filing. For more current opinions see below.

Current Opinions Published opinions from the previous 120 days can be found here.

Unpublished Opinions Unpublished opinions from the previous 60 days are posted here.

California Rules of Court

California Appellate Courts Case Information This system provides case information for California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal cases. Case information is updated once an hour throughout the business day. Searches for Supreme Court and Court of Appeal case information can be initiated by supplying trial court, Court of Appeal, or Supreme Court case number or by supplying case caption, Attorney , or party information. Searches for Court of Appeal cases can also be initiated by supplying court calendar date. Notifications by e-mail of specific case activity can be set up by providing a case number and e-mail address.


Governors’ Gallery

California Volunteer Opportunities Database California Governor’s Office. Search for volunteer opportunities by interest (e.g., “Animals and Environment”, “Arts and Culture”) and limit search by zip code or county.


Air Resources Board
•Air District Lookup
California Air Resources Board. Look up California’s 35 air districts by zip code, city or county. Database is also available as three comma-delimited zip files. •Air Quality Data – Air Quality, Emissions and Modeling
•Best Available Control Technology Database (BACT)
California Air Resources Board. A searchable database for California BACT and “lowest achievable emission rate”(LAER) determinations dating back to 1985. •List of Air Resources Board Databases

Alcoholic Beverage Control, California Department of
•Liquor License Query System

Corporations, Department of
•California Electronic Access to Securities & Franchise Information The Corporations California Electronic Access to Securities Information (Cal-EASI) database allows public access to documents and other information related to securities filings.

Conservation, Dept. of
•Farmland Data
This resource offers data on farmland and farmland conversion in California. County data are available from 1984 to the present; regional and statewide data can be accessed back to 1994.
Contractors State License Board
•Contractor License Status Check
Allows the public to check the status of a building or home improvement contractor’s license by license number, and also by contractor and personnel names.
Controller’s Office, California State
•Unclaimed Property Search

Education , Department of
•[1] Data Resource Guide
The Data Resource Guide is an on-line catalog of the California Department of Education ‘s (CDE) data products. These data products include data collections, databases, and mandated reports. It contains information on what data the CDE collects, manages and stores; where the data are located; who is the point of contact for the data; and how the data can be accessed and shared. Like a catalog in a library, the Data Resource Guide describes the CDE’s data. It does NOT contain the actual data itself. •DataQuest Data about all California schools and Districts
•[2] Funding Data for California Schools
Search grants, contracts, and apportionments from the California Department of Education by fiscal year, status, type, and topic. •STAR tests
STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) information and links to results sites •Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents
The Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents (CMD) is a secure database to assist California local educational agency staff in locating parental notification documents translated into non-English languages. Registered users are provided with free access to numerous translated documents contributed by local educational agencies and the California Dept. of Education, and also with secure database access so that they may contribute or update translations. Public access to the database is available through a special link ( •Recommended Literature Search, Reading and Language Arts
Database has lists of outstanding literature for children and adolescents. The recommended titles (over 3200) reflect the quality and the complexity of the types of material students should be reading at school and outside of class. Searches can be performed by author, title, keyword, grade level span, culture, genre, etc. Extensive explanations of the search indexes are available. •California Certified Nonpublic, Nonsectarian Schools and Agencies Database
California Dept. of Education (CDE). Searchable database for special education services provided by nonpublic, nonsectarian schools and agencies that have been certified by CDE. •Recommended Literature for Math & Science Database
California Dept. of Education. A database of outstanding science-and mathematics-related literature for children and adolescents. The recommended titles reflect the quality and the complexity of the types of materials students should be reading at school and outside of class. Searches can be performed by author, title, keyword, grade level span, language, science or mathematics subject area, etc. Extensive explanations of the search indexes are available. •Special Education Laws and Regulations Database
California Dept. of Education. A searchable database for the California Education Code, Part 30, California Code of Regulations, Title 5, and other California laws relating to special education.
Employment Development Department
•Labor Market Data Info Library

California Energy Commission
•Power Plants Database
California Energy Commission. This is a 292 kilobyte Microsoft Excel file that can be downloaded and opened using a database or spreadsheet program. The database lists all power plants in California one-tenth (0.1) megawatt or larger by name, county where located, owner, operator, and other information. Information as of this posting (7/13/2007) has been updated and is current as of August 2006. •Fuels Watch Report Database
California Energy Commission produces the Weekly Fuels Watch Report Database covers refinery production and output in California for each week from 1992 to current. Each weekly report compares the production numbers for the previous week and the previous year, and calculates the percentage of difference. Reports are posted every Wednesday before 5 p.m. for the previous week. •Renewable Energy Equipment Registered Retailers
A database of retailers and vendors of solar photovoltaic, small wind, and fuel cell systems, maintained for both the California Public Utilities Commission’s California Solar Initiative and the Energy Commission’s News Solar Homes Partnership Program and updated monthly. Search can be performed by company name, area code, or zip code. •Energy Commission Reports Database
Search for reports issued by the California Energy Commission. •Energy Commission Database Page
A [noncomprehensive] list of online databases and raw data sources offered by the California Energy Commission.
California Environmental Protection Agency
•EnviroStor Database
California Environmental Protection Agency. Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). The EnviroStor Database allows the public to search for properties regulated by the DTSC’s Site Mitigation and Brownfields Reuse Program, where extensive investigation and/or cleanup actions are planned or have been completed. Search is available by city, county, or zip code; results can be limited to certain types of sites (superfund, school cleanup, etc.), and can be displayed either as a list or as a map. •California Government Online to Desktops (CalGold)
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA). The California Government Online to Desktops (CalGOLD) website was created to provide businesses with the information they need to comply with environmental and other regulatory and permitting requirements. CalGOLD offers direct Internet links and contact information to state, local, regional, and federal permitting authorities. Users can search for information by business type and then by local geography (county/city). •Hazardous Waste Transporter Database
California EPA, Dept. of Toxic Substances Control database allows the public to search for registered transporters of hazardous waste material, by county, city, business name or registration number. Also links to reports that list the entire database (over 1000 entries) by city, business name, registration number, county, and zip code, etc.
Equalization, California State Board of
•California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates

General Services, California Dept. of
•California State Contracts Register (CSCR)
The State Contracts Register is the primary source for information for state contracting opportunities. It lists services and construction contracts over $5,000, commodity contracts over $50,000, and IT goods contracts over $100,000.
Statewide Health Planning and Development, Office of
•Hospital Volume and Utilization Indicators for California
This resource provides data hospital volume and utilization indicators for certain medical procedures. Statewide data can be retrieved, or search can be limited by county or by a specific hospital.
Industrial Relations, California Dept. of
•General Prevailing Wage Determinations Database
•Recycled-Content Product Directory
The Recycled-Content Product Directory assists individuals, small business owners, state agencies, and corporate buyers in their commitment to buy recycled. It lists thousands of products containing recycled materials as well as information about the manufacturers, distributors and re-processors of these products. Users can search by product type, product name or business name, business type (retailer, wholesaler, recycler, etc.), and amount of recycled content.
California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB)
•Integrated Waste Management Board Directories and Databases
This page contains links to all the searchable directories and databases maintained by the Integrated Waste Management Board. •California Integrated Waste Management Board Publications Catalog
This is a searchable database of the hundreds of publications produced by CIWMB, most of which are available electronically. •Construction and Demolition Debris Recyclers Database
A database of facilities that collect specific types of construction and demolition debris for reuse or recycling. Search by material type, county and/or facility name •Electronic Product Management Directory
A searchable directory of organizations that collect electronic equipment for reuse or recycling. Search can be performed by county or by Looking for an organization that collects specific types of electronic equipment for reuse or recycling? This directory enables you to search for such opportunities by material type, county and/or facility name.
Justice, California Dept. of
•Registered Sex Offenders Web Site Megan’s Law database.
This database provides access to information on the location of registered sex offenders in California. Searches can be performed by offender name and address, or by geographic location (city, zip code, county, proximity to a given school or park). The database can be set to display in a number of languages besides English, including Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Searches can also be performed by clicking on a given county on a reference map, and then zooming down to the neighborhood level. •California Missing Persons Database
California Dept. of Justice. The missing persons database is searchable by name, description, county and several other categories. •Charities Search
Find information on nonprofit organizations located or doing business in California that are federally recognized tax-exempt organizations. Search by organization name, city, zip code, income range, employer identification number (EIN) and charitable trust number.
California State Lands Commission
•Shipwreck Database
This database offers information for over 1500 shipwrecks in California. Search is allowed by ship name, type (barge, schooner, two-masted ship, etc.), county, latitude and longitude. Information provided for each wreck (varies by entry) can include owner, year built, year sunk, cause of wreck, captain, length, tonnage, and mode of power (steam engine, sail, etc.).
California Law Revision Commission
•Code Sections Affected by Commission Recommendations

Over 20,000 sections of California statutory law have been added, amended, or repealed on the recommendation of the Law Revision Commission. This page provides access to a searchable database of those sections. Search can be performed by code section number and also by Commission recommendation (volume and page number).

Parks and Recreation, Dept. of
•California Historical Landmarksfrom the Office of Historic Preservation.
This resource provides listings by county of buildings, structures, sites, or places that have been determined to have statewide historical significance.
Pesticide Regulation, Department of
•Department of Pesticide Regulation Databases
Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has a number of collections of data and other information related to pesticide registration, licensing, pesticide use, environmental effects, enforcement and more. They link from this list and are searchable by chemical name, ingredients, use, etc.
Resources Agency
•California Environmental Information Catalog
California Resources Agency, California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES), and others. The California Environmental Information Catalog is an online directory for reporting and discovery of information resources for California. Participants include cities, counties, utilities, state and federal agencies, private businesses and academic institutions that have spatial and other types of data resources. •CERES California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES)
Find California environmental information by region, topic, theme, organization •GeoFinder
California Resources Agency, California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES). GeoFinder is a tool that helps find and retrieve geographic and environmental data from the California Resources Agency, its consituent departments, and other partner organizations. GeoFinder lets users drill down through a map of California using predefined geographies like zip code, watershed, bioregion, county, urban area or by place name. Once an area of interest is identified, the user can easily locate and retrieve digital orthophoto quads and scanned USGS map sheets for the area. A user can also ask for a list of rare species and natural communities inventoried by Fish and Games’ Natural Diversity Data Base. GeoFinder also lets users easily crosswalk between these geographies. •LUPIN Land Use Planning Information Network
Find planning documents by county or bioregion •QuickViewer to the California Natural Diversity Database
California Dept. of Fish and Game. The California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) is a resource available by subscription that currently contains over 49,000 records on more than 2,600 California rare native plants, animals, and natural communities. The QuickViewer to the CNDDB is a public map application that provides access to CNDDB data at the 7.5à¢?² quadrangle and county levels. •California Digital Atlas
California Dept. of Fish and Game, a Resources agency. Shows environmental hazards, roads, jurisdictions, plans, projects, biodiversity, hydrology, physical geology, demographics, land ownership, and land use.
California Secretary of State
•California Business Search
Search for records for business entities registered with the California Secretary of State’s Office (corporations, limited liability companies or limited partnerships). •California Filings Searchable Database

California Department of Social Services
•California Licensed Facility Search
Search for licensed care facilities in California, including child care facilities, children’s residential facilities, adult & elderly facilities, and special agencies such as adoption agencies, foster family agencies, and certified family homes.
Teacher Credentialing, California Commission on
•Teacher Credential Online Search
This database allows the public to check the credential(s) of public school teachers. Search is limited to first and last name, and to credentials issued after 1989.
California Dept. of Transportation
•Highway Performance Monitoring System Functional Classification Database
•Transit-Oriented Development(TOD)Searchable Database
The California Transit-Oriented Development Searchable Database allows users to access and search detailed information on 21 transit-oriented developments in California (also called transit villages). Available data include: land uses, site maps, implementation processes, financing, facilities, zoning, design features, pedestrian access, transit services, photos, travel benefits, contact information, etc. • Caltrans Contract Awards
This database contains contracts awarded from 1995 to the present, and is updated weekly. It provides the dollar amount of the contract, the name and phone number of the contractor, the location, and the type of work. Search is by contract number, and may be modified by bid opening or award date; a list of all contracts can be generated, which can be sorted by • Caltrans Cost Data
This database contains cost data at the bid item level for contracts from 1993 to the present, and is updated approximately every other week. From 2002 to present, the data includes bid data from non-awarded bidders as well. Search is by item code/description, bidder, district/county, year, price and quantity.
Department of Veteran’s Affairs
•California Veterans Resource Directory
A comprehensive database of services available to California veterans, their survivors and dependents at the federal, state and local levels. It includes federal, state and county veterans offices, contact information for veterans organizations, services available for homeless veterans, veterans offices at educational institutions and other veterans-related material. •Registry of California Veterans Memorials
Search for veterans memorials in California, by county and/or city, memorial type, veterans dedicated to (World War II, Vietnam, Spanish-American War, women, etc.). Keyword search is also offered.
Department of Water Resources
•California Dams Database Search
Search for information on dams within the jurisdiction of the State of California. Search may be conducted by dam name or station id number, owner, stream or county. Each record includes general information about the dam (name, owner, year completed, etc.); location information (county, latitude, longitude, crest elevation, baseline meridian, etc., dam characteristics (type, crest length, heigh, material volume, etc.); and reservoir characteristics (storage capacity, drainage area, reservoir area, and usage).
University of California Databases
•Counting California Data by and about California from Federal and state government.
•Online Archive of California
The OAC brings together historical materials from a variety of California institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives. Over 120,000 images; 50,000 pages of documents, letters, and oral histories; and 8,000 guides to collections are available. •Melvyl Catalog Online catalog for the University of California Libraries
•Watershed Groups in California
This database, created by the University of California, Davis Information Center for the Environment, covers over 500 watershed groups in Davis. Keyword search can be performed for group name, county, or mission (e.g., “to protect and restore wild trout and steelhead”). Entries may include details such as membership information, data collection (and availability of data) by the group, contact information, and projects in which the group is involved.
Other Agency Databases

Bay Delta and Tributaries Project Database Bay Delta and Tributaries Project (California Dept. of Water Resources in conjunction with many other governmental and private entities). Provides public access to environmental data concerning the San Francisco Bay-Delta, contributed by over 50 organizations, which can be used to gauge the health of the estuary and to manage water and environmental resources. The database includes biological, water quality, and meteorological data. Coverage varies but dates for the various categories from about 1975 (water quality data back to 1961).

Natural Resource Projects Inventory This database is a collaborative effort between the California Biodiversity Council and the University of California, Davis Information Center for the Environment. An expansion of previous environmental inventories including the Watershed Projects Inventory (WPI), the California Ecological Restoration Projects Inventory (CERPI), and the California Noxious Weed Control Projects Inventory, it includes information on thousands of conservation, mitigation and restoration projects being developed and implemented throughout California.

Bonds/Other Public Debt Issued by Governmental Entities in California California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC). The Searchable Database For Bonds/Other Public Debt Issued by Governmental Entities contains information for each reported issuance of bonds, notes and other public debt sold or issued by the State and local governmental entities in California.

CEQAnet California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, State Clearinghouse (SCH). The CEQAnet database contains key information from all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents submitted to the SCH for state review since 1990. Some Federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents are submitted to the Clearinghouse for state review and these are also included in the database. Provided are summaries of Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Statements, and other types of CEQA and NEPA documents. The summaries include the project title, project location, lead agency name, contact information, and project description. The full text of these documents is not provided; also, because not all environmental documents are submitted to the State Clearinghouse, CEQAnet is not a comprehensive database of all CEQA and NEPA documents in California.

Cal/Ecotox Database California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. The California Wildlife Biology, Exposure Factor, and Toxicity Database (Cal/Ecotox) is a compilation of ecological, physiological, and toxicity data for a number of California mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish. The database is searchable by species or chemical; complete species reports are available for downloading.

License Lookup for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Check the current licensing status of professional engineers and land surveyors in California. Search is available by first or last name, license number, city and county.

Independent Medical Review Decisions Database California Dept. of Managed Health Care.

Physician License Lookup Medical Board of California (MBC). This resource covers disciplinary and legal actions taken against licensed physicians in California. Covers any felony convictions since 1991 and has varying coverage for other actions (malpractice judgments, etc.)

Planning Documents Database Sierra Nevada Conservancy. This is a searchable database for web accessible planning documents pertinent to the Sierra Nevada region. The database contains over 500 links to federal, state, and local planning documents housed on hundreds of Web sites.

Smog School Database California Bureau of Automotive Repair. Use this resource to find smog technician training schools that have been certified by the state. Search by county or city, and limit to type of course (basic, advanced, alternative, etc.)

Rebates, Incentives & Services Use this database to find financial incentives and technical help for energy-efficient appliances, equipment, lighting and buildings. Search is provided by zip code and also by sector (residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural]. Flex Your Power is California’s statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign.

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Planning Documents Database Sierra Nevada Conservancy. This is a searchable database for web accessible planning documents pertinent to the Sierra Nevada region. The database contains over 500 links to federal, state, and local planning documents housed on hundreds of Web sites.

Special Education Hearing Office Orders and Decisions Database California Office of Administrative Hearings, Special Education Division. Search for orders and decisions from the Office of Administrative Hearings, Special Education Division. Separate databases cover 1989-1995, Jan. 1996-June 2005, and July 2005 to the present.

Search for a state worker’s salary Compiled by the Sacramento Bee. Searchable by agency or state university.

California Watershed Funding Database California State University, Chico. A web-based, public domain database for state, federal and private foundation watershed funding sources available to grant seekers in the state of California.

Verify Pharmacy/Phamacist Licenses California Board of Pharmacy. Use this database to verify the licenses of pharmacies, pharmacists, and pharmacy-related businesses, and to discover any disciplinary actions taken against licensees.

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