Los Angeles County Superior Court

Los Angeles County Superior Court



Chet Holifield Federal Building

24000 Avila Road


Mailing Address:

P.O Box 6719

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-6719


Facility Director: Daniel Bennett


Telephone: (949) 360-2641 or 360-2642




Hours of Operation:

Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2nd and 4th Tues./Month: 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

1st and 3rd Sat./Month: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Laguna Niguel holds naturalization records from federal courts in Southern California and Arizona. Naturalization records from the Los Angeles County Superior Court were also donated to the Archives. Available records include:

Records in Paper or Book Form

U.S. District Court, Central Division (Los Angeles).

Index to Naturalizations, 1887-1931

Index to Naturalizations, 1915-1976

Declarations of Intention, 1887-1966

Petitions for Naturalization, 1887-1968

Naturalization Depositions, 1925-1966

Military Petitions for Naturalization, 1918-1946

Depositions for Military Petitions for Naturalization, 1933-1948

Records Relating to Repatriations, 1922-1952

Petitions for Military Repatriations, 1922-1946

Overseas Military Petitions for Naturalization, 1942-1954

Superior Court County Of Los Angeles

Naturalization Index, 1852-1915

Naturalization Records, 1852-1888

Certificates of Citizenship, 1876-1906

Declarations of Intention, 1887-1915)

Petitions for Naturalization, 1907-1915

U.S. District Court, Southern Division (San Diego).

Petitions for Naturalization, 1955-1966

Declarations of Intention, 1955-1966

Naturalization Depositions, 1955-1966

Naturalization Court Orders, 1955-1966

Naturalization Repatriations, 1966-1973

Superior Court County Of San Diego

Index to Naturalizations, 1929-1956

Index to Declarations of Intention, 1853-1956

Index to Citizens Naturalized, 1853-1956

Declarations of Intention, 1941-1966

Petitions for Naturalization, 1906-1956

Certificates of Citizenship, 1883-1903

Military Petitions for Naturalization, 1918-1919

Court Orders Transferring Petitions for Naturalization, 1953-55

Court Orders for Repatriation Petitions, 1936-1955

Certificates of Naturalization, 1907-1912

Declaration of Intention, 1915-1988

Petitions for Naturalization, 1915-1991

Military Petitions for Naturalization, 1918-1946

Petitions for Naturalization Transferred, 1953-1990

Certificates of Naturalization, 1915-1926

Naturalization Deposition 1915-1919

Naturalization Repatriation, 1936-1964

Naturalization Orders Granted or Denied, 1929-1989

Naturalization Actions of the Superior Court of Pima County, 1912-1914

Overseas Military Naturalization Petitions, 1954-1955

U.S. District Court, Phoenix Division

Petitions for Naturalization, 1929-1991

Declarations of Intention, 1929-1972

Petitions for Naturalization Transferred, 1953-1974

Records Relating to Repatriations, 1929-1968

Petitions Recommended to be Continued, Granted, Denied, 1935-1983


Microfilm Records

Naturalization Records

Index to the Los Angeles District Court, 1887-1915

Index to the Los Angeles District Court, 1915-1976

Los Angeles District Court Records, 1887-1939

Index to Los Angeles Superior Court, 1852-1915

Los Angeles Superior Court Records, 1876-1915

(Pre 1940 naturalization papers are available on microfilm at the LDS Family History Library, but if you need more recent naturalization papers, this is the place to go)


Numerous Microfilm files are available covering:

Federal Mortality, Non-population & Territorial Census Schedules

Land Grants

Territorial and Regional Papers and files (California, Arizona, New Mexico)