In California, there are trial courts and appellate courts. The appellate courts consist of the Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.
The trial courts are known as Superior Courts, and there is one in each county. In 2000, under Proposition 220, all California counties unified their Superior and Municipal Courts. Former Municipal Courts are now called limited jurisdiction Superior Courts, and they handle felony preliminary hearings, traffic cases, and smaller misdemeanors. The general jurisdiction Superior Courts handle civil, felony, misdemeanor, DWI/DUI, juvenile, family, divorce, probate, and small claims cases.
Use the resources below to search statewide California Supreme and Court of Appeals cases. For Superior Court cases, use the resources listed below by county.
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|California Superior Courts |
California Courts list of California Superior Courts. Provides court location, phone, and web site information.
|Alameda County | Civil, Family, Probate |
Alameda County DomainWeb Superior Court case records and calendars for general civil, family law, small claims, and probate cases.
|Alameda County | Criminal |
Criminal case record and hearing searches for Alameda County Superior Court.
|Amador County Court Calendar |
Search this Superior Court of California, County of Amador site by date for currently scheduled court cases.
|Amador County Court Records |
Search for Amador County superior court filings by name, case number, citation number, date of birth, and drivers license number. Includes criminal, civil, family, juvenile, probate, and small claims records since 2002.
|Amador County Court Tentative Rulings |
Browse this Amador County Superior Court site by year for tentative rulings.
|Appeals Court Cases |
Case record searches for California Appellate Courts.
|Butte County |
Superior Court of California, County of Butte civil, family, law, criminal, and traffic court case recordss.
|Butte County | Court Calendars |
Superior Court, County of Butte case management system court calendars by department and/or date.
|Calaveras County Court Calendars |
Browse the Superior Court of California, County of Calaveras case management system for daily court calendars by day and time.
|California Bankruptcies, Judgments, Tax Liens Pay Site|
Search California or U.S. Nationwide for tax liens, bankruptcies, and judgments for only $5.00. Immediate results.
|California Court Opinions |
Search this California Court Systems site for Court Opinions in the last 100 hours, last 45 days, or search the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, or the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th Appellate District Court.
|California Supreme Court & Court of Appeals Archives |
Browse the California Supreme Court & Court of Appeals archives by jurisdiction.
|California Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Decisions |
Search for California Supreme Court & Court of Appeals Decisions in the last 100 hours or 60 days; or search by jurisdiction.
|Colusa County Court Calendar |
Browse this Superior Court of California, County of Colusa site for weekly court information organized by day and time.
|Colusa County Court Records |
Search for Colusa County civil, criminal, and family law court cases by name number, date, or case type.
|Contra Costa County Court - Civil, Small Claims, Family & Probate |
Search the Superior Court of California County of Contra Costa for Civil, Small Claims, Family Law & Probate court case information by name or case number.
|El Dorado County Court Calendars |
Browse the El Dorado County Superior court calendar or search by name, department, date or case number.
|El Dorado County Court Records |
Search the Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado civil, criminal and traffic court records by name, case number or date.
|Fresno County |
Fresno County Superior Court case filings.
|Fresno County | Tentative Rulings |
Fresno County Superior Court tentative rulings.
|Glenn County Court Records |
Use this Superior Court of Glenn County service to search for civil, family law, criminal, and/or traffic court filings by name, file date, and case type, or search by case number.
|Imperial County Calendars |
Imperial County Superior Court case schedules, listed by court and judge.
|Kern County | Civil Records & Hearings |
Superior Court of Kern County for civil, family, and probate case records and Hearing schedules.
|Kern County | Criminal Records & Hearings |
Criminal court case records, criminal histories, and calendar hearing schedules from the Superior Court of Kern County.
|Kings County |
Kings County Superior court records.
|Los Angeles County Superior Court |
Superior Court of Los Angeles County Criminal, Civil, Small Claims, Probate, Family Law, Appellate, and Traffic case summaries, case records, court calendars, and document images. Some searches require registration and fees.
|Los Angeles County | Civil Case Documents Pay Site|
Download General Jurisdiction civil case documents from LA County Superior Court. Requires registration.
|Los Angeles County | Civil, Probate, Family Law Case Search Pay Site|
Party name search provided by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Find probate, family law, unlimited civil, limited civil, and small claims case records.
|Marin County Calendar |
Superior Court of Marin County court dates by name, date, or case number.
|Marin County Records |
Superior Court civil, criminal, probate, and family law court filings in Marin County from the 1970s to present.
|Marin County | Register of Actions |
Marin County Superior Court Register of Actions for civil, probate and small claims filings.
|Mendocino County |
Superior Court of Mendocino County index of Superior, Municipal, and Justice Court records.
|Monterey County |
Monterey County Superior Court criminal, civil, family, juvenile, probate, small claims, and traffic court case records.
|Napa County Court |
Napa County Superior Court records, fine payments, and court calendars.
|Napa County Court Records - Criminal |
Click on Case Lookup at the top of the page to search the Superior Court County of Napa for criminal records by case number; or click on Record Search to search by name and date of birth.
|Nevada County Superior Court |
Online case calendar, court records and tentative rulings from Nevada County Superior Court.
|Orange County Court Calendars |
Orange County Superior Court family law, civil, criminal, probate, small claims, and traffic case calendars.
|Orange County Court Records |
Orange County Superior Court case records, including criminal and traffic, civil, family law, probate, and small claims. Includes the Criminal Defense Attorney Portal.
|Placer County |
Placer County Superior Court filings. Includes civil, criminal, traffic, and family law cases.
|Plumas County Court Calendars |
View the Plumas County Superior Court calendars online.
|Riverside County | Civil, Family, Probate Records |
Search Riverside Superior Court probate, family law, civil, or small claims court records and calendars. Case number searches and calendars are free. $1.00 fee to search by name.
|Riverside County | Criminal & Traffic Records |
Riverside County Superior Court criminal & traffic court records and calendars.
|Sacramento County |
Sacramento County civil, criminal, family law, traffic, unlawful detainer, and probate court case records. Fee for name searches.
|San Benito County | Calendars & Fines |
Search the Superior Court of San Benito County court calendars, pay fines, or check your jury duty status.
|San Bernardino County |
San Bernardino County Superior Court Criminal, Traffic, Civil, Family Law, Small Claims, and Probate case records.
|San Diego County Court Records |
Search the Superior Court of San Diego County by party name, case number, or DA number for civil, criminal, domestic, mental health, and probate records.
|San Diego County Court Records | Register of Actions |
San Diego County Superior Court Register of Actions for probate, small claims, and civil filings.
|San Francisco County Court Records |
San Francisco County Superior Court Civil, Probate, Family Law, and Small Claims court filings, searchable by case name or case number.
|San Francisco County | Probate Court Tentative Rulings |
San Francisco Superior Court probate case tentative rulings.
|San Joaquin County |
Civil, small claims, and probate cases in San Joaquin County.
|San Luis Obispo County | Tentative Rulings |
Tentative rulings posted for San Luis Obispo County Superior Court.
|San Mateo County Court Records |
Search this San Mateo County Superior Court database of Civil, Small Claims, Family Law, Probate cases by case number, name, calendar, or master name.
|San Mateo County Court Records |
Search this San Mateo County Superior Court database of Civil, Family Law, Probate, Small Claims and Criminal cases by name or case number.
|Santa Barbara County | Civil, Family & Probate Index |
Santa Barbara Superior Court case index for civil, small claims, family court, and probate records.
|Santa Barbara County | Civil, Family & Probate Records |
Santa Barbara County Superior Court civil, family law, probate, and mental health case record searches.
|Santa Clara County Civil Court Calendar |
Search the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara for case calendar information by case number, case title, party & case type, department, or attorney.
|Santa Clara County Civil Court Filings |
Locate a specific case pending before the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara by case number, case title, party & case type, or case info.
|Santa Clara County Criminal Case Numbers |
Find criminal case numbers in the Santa Clara County Superior Court. The 5-year index is searchable by name and birthdate, name and filing date, or case number. Results provide name, filing date and case number only.
|Santa Clara County | Traffic Cases |
Superior Court of Santa Clara County traffic case records.
|Santa Cruz County |
Superior Court of Santa Cruz County court record, case status, traffic and criminal fine, and Hearings searches.
|Shasta County Civil & Criminal Court Records |
Search the Shasta County court index for civil and criminal court records. Search by date, case, or name.
|Siskiyou County |
Civil, Criminal, Family and Traffic case filings in Siskiyou County Superior Court.
|Solano County |
Superior Court records and judgments in Solano County.
|Sonoma County Court - Daily Criminal Calendar |
Search the Sonoma County Superior Court Daily Criminal Calendar by party name, case number, or by attorney name.
|Sonoma County Court Calendars |
Search the Sonoma County Superior Court Calendars for the Civil, Family, Probate, and Criminal divisions.
|Sonoma County Court Cases - Recently Filed Civil, Probate & Family Law |
Search the Sonoma County Superior Court records for recently filed civil, probate & family law cases by case type, date range, case number, keyword, or phrase.
|Sonoma County | Tentative Rulings |
Tentative rulings Sonoma County Superior Court probate, family law, and civil cases.
|Stanislaus County | Court Calendar |
Stanislaus County Superior Court calendar searchable by name.
|Stanislaus County | Court Index |
Stanislaus County Superior Court case index and tentative rulings.
|Sutter County | Calendars |
Civil, criminal, and traffic court calendars for Sutter County Superior Court.
|Tehama County | Court Calendars & Fines |
Tehama County Superior Court calendar department assignments and traffic fine payments.
|Tulare County Court Tentative Civil Rulings |
The Superior Court of Tulare County provides this daily list of civil tentative rulings, with information including case name/number, date/time, department, motion and ruling.
|Tuolumne County Criminal Court |
Tuolumne County Superior Court criminal records by case number or drivers license number.
|Tuolumne County | Traffic Citations |
Tuolumne County Superior Court traffic tickets.
|Ventura County Court Records | Criminal and Traffic Cases and Dockets |
Search Ventura County Superior Court criminal and traffic case dockets, case records, case payments, and courtroom calendar.
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