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Records Search conducted by SCIC

A records search conducted by the SCIC entails digitally generated products for clients by means of a Geographic Information System (GIS) for both San Diego and Imperial Counties. A digital records search conducted by SCIC staff includes: geographic data for site and survey boundaries (by means of GIS shapefiles); National Register data; and PDFs of site forms, maps (current and historic), and report citations (full digital copies of reports are available upon request).

The CHRIC IC Electronic Fee Schedule is applied to records searches conducted by the SCIC. Clients will be notified in the event that the projected cost of a records search will exceed $1000.

Requests are processed in the order in which they are received; expedited search requests are given priority for an additional fee. Completion time for records searches varies as the SCIC cannot anticipate the number of requests submitted daily.

To request a records search from the SCIC please click here to submit your request online.


In-House Records Searches

The SCIC is open Monday-Thursday (8am-4:30pm) to clients who would like to conduct their own records searches. Clients conducting in-house records searches have access to a basic, user-friendly GIS application displaying current site, survey and National Register spatial information as well as site form and report databases.

For an in-house records search, clients are responsible for making their own copies, manually browsing the databases, and must hand draw maps. Clients should also be aware that the paper map collection available for in-house records searches is relatively dated, as SCIC has discontinued paper map use both for staff and client purposes. For these reasons, the SCIC generally recommends clients to request SCIC staff generated records searches as the results are up to date and accurate, as well as completely digital.

To schedule an in-house record search, please email Jaime Lennox at