General Information and Usage
The Public Case Document Search application provides the ability to view public documents
on Civil and Probate cases. Please be advised that it may take up to 72 hours after a document is filed for
it to appear here. If the document was filed 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 or the Probate
Unit at (916) 875-3400.
Documents accessible only to the parties of a case and any confidential or sealed documents are not available
through this application.
You must have a valid case number or hearing date and department to search for case related documents.
If you do not have your case number you may use the Case Index
to locate it. You will need to return to this page to conduct your search.
Document viewing requires Adobe Acrobat Reader®
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.
You can view all documents on Civil cases (excluding Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer cases) for 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. For case files/documents not available through the Public Case Document Search application, 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.
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; and
- 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 and all Civil Limited and Unlimited cases (Excluding
Limited Unlawful Detainer) filed after November 13, 2007.
California Rules of Court allow 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.
Instructions on obtaining certified copies of civil documents
Instructions on obtaining certified copies of probate documents