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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.
|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.
|Butte County |
Superior Court of California, County of Butte civil, family, law, criminal, and traffic court case recordss.
|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.
|Colusa County Court Calendar |
Browse this Superior Court of California, County of Colusa site for weekly court information organized by day and time.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Marin County Records |
Superior Court civil, criminal, probate, and family law court filings in Marin County from the 1970s to present.
|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.
|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.
|Sacramento County |
Sacramento County civil, criminal, family law, traffic, unlawful detainer, and probate court case records. Fee for name searches.
|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 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 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 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 Cruz County |
Superior Court of Santa Cruz County court record, case status, traffic and criminal fine, and Hearings searches.
|Siskiyou County |
Civil, Criminal, Family and Traffic case filings in Siskiyou County Superior Court.
|Solano County |
Superior Court records and judgments in Solano County.
|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.