Research & Records
Follow the procedures below for case or administrative records search requests.
Basic case information can be found by using the court’s Case Information Access Portal. Public terminals and staff are also available in both courthouses to look up case information. Unfortunately, case record search requests are not accepted via email. However, written requests may be submitted by mail or in person using the following forms:
Court staff will perform record searches based on the information provided on the form. Please provide one name per search request. For example, each alias (AKA’s), should have a separate request form. Searches will be limited to a maximum of ten names or ten case records per day. A Visa or MasterCard and expiration date is required on the form.
Record searches that require a clerk more than 10 minutes to search are fifteen dollars ($15) per search. (GC 70627(c) GC 70661) Most searches take less than 10 minutes.
Printed or copied documents are $.50 per page. (GC 70627(a))
Certified copies are $40.00. (GC 70626(a)(4))
Requests for calendar or case information by authorized individuals can be handled by telephone. All other requests for record searches must be submitted in writing or in person.
Requests for identifiable judicial administrative records* may be submitted using the required form Administrative Records Request Form. Forms may be submitted by fax, U.S. Mail, or e-mail. Records may be subject to payment of a fee.
Individuals with disabilities may make requests in an alternative format.
To request judicial administrative records maintained by the appellate courts, or the Judicial Council, please review the Judicial Council website.
*Some records are exempt from disclosure. (California Rules of Court 10.500)