Viewing Court Case Records
Case files are available for viewing by the public at the Clerk's Offices in both branches. You will need to provide the case number for the file(s) to be retrieved for viewing to avoid a Record Search fee.
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays.
Case Information Portal: Online Viewing of Court Records
The easiest and most convenient way to view cases is through the Case Information Portal. All public court cases are available through the Portal. No confidential cases may be viewed by the public through the Portal. The public may view case information, party information, hearings, dockets, warrants, bonds and some of the filed documents. For older cases, the documents may not be viewable through the Portal. All recently filed cases will have all of the public documents available through Portal for downloading and printing. Go to the court's Case Information Portal save yourself a trip to the courthouse and use the Portal.
Viewing Cases at the Clerk’s Office
Case files that are not scanned and available in the Portal are available for can be viewed viewing by the public at the Clerk's Offices in both branches. You will need to provide the case number for the file(s) to be retrieved for viewing to avoid a Record Search fee.
Record Search Fee
If the case number is unknown, there will be a fee of $15.00 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).
How to Request to View a 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.
- 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.
- 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.