Criminal cases are available for viewing by the
public at the Criminal Clerk's Office.
You will need to provide the case number for the file(s) to be retrieved for
Criminal Record Search Fee
If the case number is unknown, there will be a fee of $15.00 for the Clerk
to conduct the record search (GC §
You may avoid paying the search fee by conducting your own record search
on-line in advance
using our case index to find
the case number(s).
Files generally will be available for viewing on
the next business day
after the request for the file is made.
Files from Another Branch
You do not have to go to the branch where a case was
filed to see the case file. We will send the file to the branch where
you would like to view it. Please note that only files from cases
filed in Mendocino County are available for viewing.
How to Request to View a Criminal Case File
The Clerk will conduct a record search in person but not spend more than 10
minutes doing so. If you have a search that takes longer than 10 minutes, you will be
required to pay the fee listed above and give the Clerk up to two weeks to
process your request.
- Visit the Court Clerk's office
during business hours.
following information to the Clerk’s Office;
Any additional information available that will assist the clerk with
identifying the case.
Pay the appropriate fees to the Clerk of the Court.
The clerk will tell you when you may return to view the file,
generally the file is available the next business day.