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Requests to View
a Criminal Case File

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 viewing.

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 70627(c)). 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). 

File Availability

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

In - Person

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.

  1. Visit the Court Clerk's office during business hours.

  2. Provide the following information to the Clerk�s Office;
    • Case number
    • Case name
    • Any additional information available that will assist the clerk with identifying the case.
  3. Pay the appropriate fees to the Clerk of the Court.
  4. The clerk will tell you when you may return to view the file, generally the file is available the next business day.


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