Rhode Island has a Traffic Tribunal, a Court for Workers Compensation, a District Court, a Family Court, a Superior Court, and a sole appeals court, the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
The Traffic Tribunal handles civil traffic offenses. The Court for Workers Compensation deals with workplace injury cases. The District Court is responsible for civil cases under $5,000, small claims, misdemeanors, and arraignments for felony cases. The Family Court handles cases involving children, parents, and spouses. The Superior Court oversees felony cases, civil cases exceeding $10,000, and appeals from the District Court. The five Rhode Island counties are divided into four Superior Court jurisdictions: Kent, Washington, Newport, and Providence/Bristol.
Use the resources below to access court records, calendars, and opinions in Rhode Island.
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|Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search Systems Premium database of Rhode Island for Superior and District court felony and misdemeanor filings, Department of Corrections inmate records, and Rhode Island sex offenders.
|Records | Hearings | Payments | Warrants |
This public portal from the Rhode Island Judiciary provides access to court record and court hearings searches, also criminal and traffic case payments, payment alternatives, and active warrants.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments, Tax Liens Pay Site|
Use our Search Systems Premium database to search bankruptcies, judgments, and tax liens in Rhode Island or nationwide. Cost is $5.00 per search and there are no signup or monthly fees.
|Superior Court Decisions & Orders |
Rhode Island Judiciary index of published Superior Court decisions, administrative orders, and miscellaneous orders.
|Traffic Tribunal Appeal Decisions |
Traffic Tribunal Appeal Board decisions online index.
|U.S. District Court | Bankruptcy Pay Site|
PACER system search for U.S. District Court of Rhode Island bankruptcy court records.
|U.S. District Court | Civil & Criminal Pay Site|
PACER system search for U.S. District Court of Rhode Island civil & criminal court records.
|Workers' Compensation Court Calendar |
Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court calendar in pdf format.
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