Probate - General Information and Usage
The Public Case Access System provides the ability to view case information and public documents on Probate cases. You can view all documents on Trust and Estate cases initiated after February 5, 2007 as well as most Probate Notes for hearings after February 5, 2007. You will also be able to see that documents were filed, but not view the documents, for all Guardianship and Conservatorship cases filed after February 5, 2007 as well as many older Trust, Estate, Guardianship, and Conservatorship cases. Please note: documents accessible only to the parties of a case and any confidential or sealed documents are not available through this system.
Hover over the menu above or click the links to the right 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 Probate Unit at (916) 875-3400.
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 Probate cases with activity after February 5, 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.
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.