The mandate of the government to keep their constituents informed is one of the reasons why public records like Mendocino County Court Records Public Access are made by the government, but this is certainly not the only reason that the records are made in the first place. These records are the best way for the government to inform the public of so many things that would involve the government, and thus, they may also be used by the public and even by the government themselves to keep an eye on the activities of the particular office that had issued the records.
In this regard, these records are helped by two characteristics that few other records could claim to have. The first would be the fact that these records are public. This means that the records are supposed to be available to the general public at all times and that anyone may request for copies of the records even if they do not actually have a reason for making the request. Of course, the records are not free, and that may be the reason why most of those who make the request for the records have legitimate reasons for requesting them. The second characteristic would be the fact that these records enjoy the presumption of regularity, which means that, absent evidence to the contrary, the records would be presumed to be correct at all times, and the party presenting the record would have no need to prove that the records speak the truth.
Of course, one must note that these records are rather limited in the sense that they could only prove that which is written upon their face and nothing else, save in some circumstances which the law clearly defines. This means that when these records are used in evidence, they could not prove anything other than what is written upon their face even if it is common sense that something else must happen before the event that is being proved could happen.
Copies of the records are available to the general public from a number of government offices, unless the law clearly identifies a particular office as the only place where the records may be requested for, in which case, those records would only be available from that particular archive. In general, copies of the records may be requested from at the state or national level through the national level offices through mail. This would mean a slower request as the nature of requests by mail require that the accomplished request form or letter be received by the office first, but note that requests made by mail preclude the need for the person making the request to actually go to the office where the records are being kept.
Mendocino County Court Records Public Access may also be done online through the use of online databases which are mostly privately owned but could still present information that is substantially the same as that of the official archives. In addition, these online databases could provide their information faster, more efficiently, and considerably cheaper as not only would most require the most basic of fees for the use of their services, but also because most of the searches could be done from the comfort of the home of the searcher.