Records & Information
Search for case information on the court's online Case Index & Calendar Portal.
Request copies of a case file online, in person, or by mail.
You can also view a file in person at the Hall of Justice.
California Rules of Court provide the public with reasonable access to court records for viewing and copying. Court case files are public records and are subject to public inspection. California Rules of Court, Rule 2.550(a) says that all court records are presumed to be open unless they are considered confidential by law or are sealed by court order. Access to confidential cases is limited to parties of that case. Government-issued photo identification must be shown.
Basic case information including a Register of Actions can be found online using the court's Case Index & Calendar Portal.
Before You Begin - There are a Few Things to be Aware Of
Juvenile Court Files
- All Juvenile Court records are confidential. The minor, his or her parents or legal guardian(s), and attorneys of record may obtain copies of court minutes and selected court documents in person at the Hall of Justice with photo identification. The records will not be mailed.
- Aside from parties or agencies granted access as provided by law, other individuals must follow the procedures detailed in California Rules of Court, Rule 5.552(c).
Court proceedings are a matter of public record. However, the court has the power to seal court records. When a judge seals a record, the public is prevented from viewing specified files or documents without first obtaining a court order.
Destroyed Files/File Purging
Pursuant to Government Code Section 68152, we routinely purge court records.
Please note: The court does not confirm personal information about a party's identity over the phone or by email unless there is a Court business need to do so to assist a party, a party's attorney, a party's designee, or a justice partner agency. Personal information includes details such as date of birth, last four digits of a Social Security Number, address, or driver's license number. Individuals seeking personal information about a party may visit the courthouse to request information or submit a LSC-MIS-100, Research and Copy Request Form
To obtain copies of a court record or file, visit the Obtain a Copy of a Court File page for additional information.
For information on viewing court records in person at the Hall of Justice, visit the View a Court File page.
Requesting Judicial Administrative Records
California Rules of Court specify conditions under which the public may be granted access to judicial administrative records. These types of records are administrative in nature and do not include records related to cases or court proceedings.
Effective January 1, 2010, Rule 10.500 of the California Rules of Court sets forth comprehensive public access provisions applicable to judicial administrative records maintained by the state trial and appellate courts, and the Judicial Council.
Requests for identifiable judicial administrative records may be submitted using the required form Request for Judicial Administrative Records. Forms may be submitted by U.S. Mail or e-mail. Records may be subject to payment of a fee.
To request judicial administrative records maintained by the appellate courts, or the Judicial Council, please review the Judicial Council website.
Records-related fees can be found in the Court's complete fee schedule.