|CIVIL AND TRAFFIC CASE INFORMATION: The searchable Case Info website Civil section includes civil, small claims, probate, and some family cases (no confidential cases). The Traffic section includes traffic and local ordinance cases.||Access Now|
|CRIMINAL CASE INFORMATION: An online searchable index of criminal cases (filed in 2004 or later) is available on the Criminal Case Index Search page.||Access Now|
Case Information on CD - You can request a CD of the Court's Case Info website. See our page on Requesting a CD of the Public Case Index.
Case documents (filings, etc.) are not available online. For information on obtaining case documents (in person or by mail), please click on the type of case, below:
Additional Information on Obtaining Case Documents in Person
If you come into Court and have our staff do the search, you must provide the case number, case name, title of the document(s) requested, and file date of the document(s). If you are unable to provide all of these items, there will a search fee. If you get copies of documents from the clerk, you will be charged $.50 per page copied.
Copies of the pleadings must be obtained at the courthouse in which the case was filed, either in person or by mailing a request with a self addressed stamped envelope to return the documents.
Click for courthouse locations and mailing addresses. If you make the request by mail, make your check payable to the Superior Court. If the fee is unknown, you can write a check leaving the amount blank, but indicate in the dollar section "Not to exceed" $5.00, $10.00, etc. depending on the anticipated cost. You'll need to provide the following: case number, the full names of the parties, title(s) of the document(s) requested and the date the document(s) was filed, if known.
Superior Court Transcripts
Court proceedings may be recorded either by a court reporter or taped electronically. Depending on the recording of a specific proceeding, a paper transcript or a copy of an electronic recording may be available upon request. See the Transcript Request page on this website.
California Case Opinions
For Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions and case information, visit the State Court website .