Civil - General Information and Usage
The Public Case Access System provides the ability to view case information and public documents on Civil cases (excluding Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer cases) initiated after November 13, 2007 as well as Case Management Program Tentative Rulings for hearings after November 13, 2007. You will also be able to see all documents filed after November 13, 2007 for all Civil cases. Please note: documents accessible only to the parties of a case and any confidential or sealed documents are not available through this system.
Use the links on the left side of the webpage to search by name, case number, or filing date. Name searches and document downloads will requirement payment of public access fees to reimburse the Court for the costs of providing public access to its electronic records1. You may come to the court and access the case information online through one of the court’s kiosks free of charge (requests for printed copies will be charged at the rate published in the Court’s Fee Schedule).
Please be advised that it may take up to 72 hours after a document is processed for it to appear here. If the document was processed more than 72 hours ago and you still cannot find the case or documents for which you are searching, please contact the Civil Records Unit at (916) 874-7186.
For case files/documents not available through the Public Case Access System, please contact the Civil Records Unit at (916) 874-7186 or select the following link, Copies of a File or Status of a Case, for information on accessing the hard-copy case file and its contents.
Case documents are displayed in PDF format and may be viewed, saved and printed from this web site using Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader®, you may download the application for free from Adobe's Web Site.
Use of Documents
Copyright and other proprietary rights may apply to filed documents, absent an express grant of additional rights by the holder of the copyright or other proprietary right. Take notice that:
- Use of such information in a case file is permissible only to the extent permitted by law or court order;
- Any use inconsistent with proprietary rights is prohibited.
Be advised that any person who willfully destroys or alters any court record maintained in electronic form is subject to the penalties imposed by Government Code section 6201.
The Superior Court of Sacramento County has designated the electronic record as the official record for all Civil Limited and Unlimited cases (excluding Limited Unlawful Detainer) filed after November 13, 2007.
California Rules of Court differentiate between access to electronic documents via the internet and access to electronic documents at the courthouse. As a result, some documents are not available on-line that are part of the complete official record.
While the court strives to ensure the accuracy of the information it provides via the courtesy online viewer, the court recognizes that, on occasion, errors occur. Thus, the court encourages anyone seeking to rely on the information contained in the online viewer to verify it by checking the electronic case files using the kiosks available in the courthouse and any other information available to the party making the inquiry. Use of this information is the user’s responsibility.
In order to obtain certified copies of court documents, please follow the link to Instructions on obtaining certified copies of civil documents
1 In order to provide electronic public access to court information, Sacramento Superior Court incurs technology development, maintenance, and operational expenses. Pursuant to California Rule of Court 2.506 and Government Code Section 68150(l), the Court may impose fees for the costs of providing access to its electronic records.