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Obtain a Copy Of A Court File

Obtain a Copy of a Court File

There are multiple ways to obtain a copy of a court record. Records may be requested:

  • Online

    By Submitting an Online Request

  • In Person

    By Coming to the Hall of Justice

  • By Mail

    By Mailing a Request to Court

NOTE: Requests on behalf of government agencies need to be submitted to the court on agency letterhead.

In Person

Go to the Hall of Justice located at 2610 Riverside Drive in Susanville, CA.

  • If you do not know the case number, you can look up the case number through the online Case Index & Calendar Portal or on the public kiosk located in the lobby of the Hall of Justice. For cases before 1994, see the clerk.
  • Provide the court staff at the counter with the case number.
  • A picture identification card must be presented to view case files.
  • The clerk will pull a maximum number of 10 cases per request, per customer, per transaction.
  • Case information (that is public record) and record searches requested by a non-party will be assessed a records search fee (GC 70627(c)) for all searches lasting longer then 10 minutes.
    • A "search" is defined as the total time taken to search the system, print and/or locate the information, and provide it to the requestor whether it is one item or multiple items. Refer to the court's Fee Schedule for the correct fee amount. This fee is for searches only. The time utilized for making copies is included in the copy fee.
  • Order copies from the file are 50¢ per page. (A page is defined as one side of a document.)
  • Please allow ten (10) court days for processing. You will be contacted by court staff when your copy request has been completed or given a pick-up date at the time of your request. You must pay for copies before they are made.

For additional information on viewing case files in person, see the View a File in Person page.

By Mail

Send a completed LSC-MIS-100, Research and Copy Request Form along with any necessary information or attachments to the court:

Lassen Superior Court
2610 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130.

Mail Request Requirements & Payment

  • You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage to have your copies returned to you by mail.
  • Be aware that a research fee may apply if the search for the documents you have requested takes more than 10 minutes (GC 70627(c)).
  • Once your request has been processed and fees have been calculated, the court will contact you at the telephone number or email address provided on the request form to make arrangements for payment. The email or clerk on the phone will direct you to the Online Payment Form where you can remit payment via credit card for your request, additionally you may mail a check in the amount due to the court (your request will not be mailed back to you until payment is received).
  • A receipt indicating the fees charged will be mailed back to you with your copies.
  • Copy requests received by mail may take several weeks to process.

Methods of Payment

The court accepts:

  • Cash
  • Check or Money Order
  • Credit Cards

Click here to submit a Research and Copy Request online

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