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  • Los Angeles Superior Court - Central District - Felony Click here to run on-site court house search

    At the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (which houses the Los Angeles Superior Court - Central District – Felony), staff can do misdemeanor searches for downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, and Hollywood. Records that are not released include adoption, juvenile, medical, probation, and sealed records. One can do felony or misdemeanor searches via mail, in person, or online. earch by first or last name or both; date of birth; sex; and year.

    Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
    210 W Temple St, Rm M-6
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
     213-974-6141
     213-617-1224  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor
    Notes This court now handles felonies and misdemeanors; they can do misdemeanor searches for the Central District area of downtown LA, East LA, and Hollywood. Fax number above is for government agencies only. Clerk's office on 5th Fl, records on 2nd.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB, sex
    • Years AvailableCriminal records on microfiche and index files since 1956, computerized misdemeanors since 1988; felonies since 1996
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records

  • Lancaster Superior Court - North District Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Lancaster Superior Court - North District - tries felony, misdemeanor, civil, small claims, probate, family, and traffic cases in the Antelope Valley Courthouse. Search criteria are name and year; the case number is also helpful. Civil and criminal records are on computer for cases since 1989 (1992 for small claims cases); index books are computerized for those since 1983. All records are destroyed after ten years. The court does not release probation reports.

    Michael D Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
    42011 4th St West
    Lancaster, CA 93534
     661-974-7200
       8AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic
    Notes Formerly Antelope; includes Lancaster, City of Palmdale, and unincorporated County territory including Acton, Agua Dulce, Fairmont, Lake Hughes, Llano, Leona Valley, Littlerock, Pearblossom, Quartz Hill, Roosevelt, Green Valley, Big Pines, Lake Elizabeth
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: case number
    • Years AvailableCriminal records on computer since 1989, index books since 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Burbank Superior Court - North Central District Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Burbank Superior Court has civil and criminal records available from 1991, though hard copies are destroyed ten years after creation. This office covers civil, criminal, older probate, misdemeanor, eviction, small claims, and civil actions files. Probation records are not open to the public, but other files are searchable by phone, online, via mail, or in person; both civil and criminal archives need a full name and year range to search, while criminal records also require the date of birth.

    300 E Olive Ave

    Burbank, CA 91502-1215
     
     818-569-7413  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims, Older Probate
    Notes Small Claims now heard in Glendale Court.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online, phone
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • San Fernando Superior Court - North Valley District Click here to run on-site court house search

    The San Fernando Superior Court - North Valley District – has records for felony, misdemeanor, and small claims cases. Probation reports and arrest reports will not be released. Probate records are at Van Nuys Courthouse. Civil records are on computer from 1991 (1992 for small claims), and index files are on computer from 1983 on. Records are destroyed after 10 years. Note: this court merged with Newhall Court to become North Valley Court.

    900 3rd St, #1135 or #1137

    San Fernando, CA 91340
     818-898-2401 Admin.
     818-837-7297  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Small Claims
    Notes Includes Granada Hills, Northridge, Chatsworth, Sunland, Tujunga, Pacoima, Mission Hills, Sylmar, Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Sun Valley, San Fernando. Court merged with Newhall Court to become North Valley Court. Traffic ph- 818-898-2405.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1988. Records destroyed after 10 yrs
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, online, in person
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Hollywood Superior Court - Central District Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Hollywood Superior Court for the Central District hears high-grade and low-grade misdemeanor cases. The court does not release probation, driver's license, medical, arrest report or confidential reports. Search records by mail, in person, or online. Search criteria are name, years to search, and date of birth. Criminal records are on computer for the last ten years; earlier years are on microfiche.

    5925 Hollywood Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90028
     323-856-5747
     323-962-6157  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor
    Notes Handles high-grade and low-grade Misdemeanors for the Hollywood area. Fax number used strictly for business.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records on computer go back 10 years, prior on microfiche.
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Santa Clarita Superior Court - North Valley District Click here to run on-site court house search

    Records from the Santa Clarita Courthouse, North Valley District, are available online for a nominal fee. Cases heard here include misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, eviction, and small claims. Court approval is required for probation and police reports. Both civil and criminal records are on computer from 1991 on and in files from 1983 on. Records are destroyed after ten years. Many records are on microfiche

    23747 W Valencia Blvd

    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
     661-253-7316
     661-254-4107  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Formerly Newhall Sup. Ct. Includes Saugus, Canyon Country, Valencia, Santa Clarita and open area bound by Ventura County, Kern County line, Agua Dulce, and Glendale/Los Angeles city limits (south). Sm Claims phone- 661-253-7311/12. Traffic- 213-742-6648.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB
    • Years AvailableRecords on computer from 1991, indices from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years, many records on microfiche.
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Pasadena Superior Court - Northeast District Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Pasadena Superior Court, Northeast District, stores felony, misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, civil actions over $25,000, eviction, small claims, and probate files. Civil and criminal archives are available by mail, in person, or online, though records before 1991 are not computerized, and hard copies are destroyed after ten years. Searches require first name or last name or both, plus a date range; for a search longer than 10 minutes, the charge is $15.

    300 E Walnut Ave

    Pasadena, CA 91101
     626-356-5689
     626-568-3903  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Civil Actions over $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    Notes Includes cities of Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and the area of Altadena. Traffic phone- 213-742-1928. Some older probate records may be found in the Burbank Court.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983.
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Pomona Superior Court - North Click here to run on-site court house search

    Pomona Superior Court - North - records for misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, eviction, small claims, and probate are available online, by mail, and in person. Another court in Pomona deals with family and juvenile matters. Civil and criminal records are computerized from 1990 on; index files are computerized from 1983 on. All records are destroyed after ten years. Civil record search criteria are name and year to search; criminal record search criteria also includes date of birth.

    350 W Mission Blvd

    Pomona, CA 91766
     909-802-9944
     909-865-6767  8AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    Notes Includes cities of West Covina, Covina, Baldwin Park There is another court in Pomona at 400 Civic Center that deals with criminal, civil, and probate matters.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1990, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • El Monte Superior Court - East District Click here to run on-site court house search

    Misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, eviction, and small claims records are stored in El Monte Superior Court - East District. Certain records will not be released, including probation reports, arrest reports, med records, search warrants, rap sheet, CLETSs, transcripts, and sealed records. Unlawful detainers are not released for 60 days. Criminal records are computerized from 1985 on and are on microfiche up to 1980. Civil records are computerized from 1989 on and are on microfiche since 1980. Records are destroyed after ten years.

    11234 E Valley Blvd

    El Monte, CA 91731
     
     626-444-9029  8AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Includes cities of El Monte, South El Monte, La Puente, Rosemead and adjacent unincorporated county area.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1985, microfiche to 1980.
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Torrance Superior Court - Southwest District Click here to run on-site court house search

    Records at the Torrance Superior Court, Southwest District, include those for Civil, criminal, family, probate, small claims, traffic, and traffic juvenile cases. These records may be viewed online or in person, though there is a $15 charge for searches longer than 10 minutes and records are available only for the last twenty years. Preparing a copy costs $.50 per page, and comparing a copy with the original is $1 per page.

    825 Maple Ave

    Torrance, CA 90503-5058
     310-222-6505, 222-6501 Admin.
     310-783-5108  8:15AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil, Traffic, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    Notes Includes cities of Torrance, Gardena, Rolling Hills/Estates, Manhattan Beach, Lomita, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes & Lawndale.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 yrs
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Whittier Superior Court - Southeast District Click here to run on-site court house search

    Copies of records from the Whittier Branch of the Los Angeles Superior Court must be requested in person at the clerk's office at the court. Records are not available online; however, the public does have online access to the criminal defendant index and a civil party name search database. The public may not access arrest reports or any document containing a victim’s name, address, or telephone number.

    7339 S Painter Ave

    Whittier, CA 90602
     
     562-696-9285  8AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Includes cities of Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, La Habra Heights plus unincorporated territory in the Whittier area including areas designated as Los Nietos and South Whittier.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized since 1987
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Compton Superior Court - South Central District Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Compton Superior Court - South Central District – hears felony, misdemeanor, civil actions, eviction, and small claims cases. The court does not release complaint records. It is possible to search by mail, in person, or online. Civil and criminal records are computerized from 1991 on (1992 for small claims cases) and index files are computerized from 1983 on. Probate cases are now heard by the court in Norwalk.

    200 W Compton Blvd

    Compton, CA 90220
     310-762-9100
     310-223-5941  8:30AM-4:30PM; clerks- 9-11AM, 2-4PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Includes cities of Carson, Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and unincorporated county areas around them. Civil Div- 9th Fl; Criminal in Rm 403. Probate was moved to the court in Norwalk.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Downey Superior Court - Southeast District Click here to run on-site court house search

    Downey Superior Court - Southeast District - holds public records for misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, eviction, small claims cases. The court does not release adoption, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records. One can search records by mail, in person, or online. Search criteria are name and years to search; the date of birth is helpful. The search fee is $4 to $4.75, based on volume, and credit cards are accepted. All records are destroyed after ten years.

    7500 E Imperial Hwy

    Downey, CA 90242
     
     562-803-6392  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Comprised of the cities of Downey, Norwalk, La Mirada. Sm Claims phone- 562-803-7054.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1989, on microfiche, archived, and index files
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Inglewood Superior Court - Southwest District Click here to run on-site court house search

    Inglewood Superior Court - Southwest District – is responsible for records concerning misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, eviction, small claims, and traffic. The court allows a free civil party name search and offers civil case document images for a fee, available by mail, in person, or online. Criminal and civil files are on computer from 1991, and hard copies are destroyed after ten years. Searches in those files must specify a name and date range; date of birth is also helpful.

    1 Regent St

    Inglewood, CA 90301
     310-419-5132
     310-680-7053  8:15AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
    Notes Includes cities of Inglewood, Lennox and adjoining unincorporated area. Felony cases are only from these areas. Administration "clarification" fax-310-674-4862.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Van Nuys Superior Court - West - Criminal Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Van Nuys Superior Court - West – Criminal deals with felony and misdemeanor records. Search records by phone, mail, in person, or online. Search criteria are name, year of offense, and sex; date of birth is helpful. Searches cost $4 to $4.75, based on volume. Criminal records are computerized from 1991 on and index files are computerized from 1983 on. The court does not release probation reports or arrest reports.

    14400 Erwin St Mall, Rm 200

    Van Nuys, CA 91401
     818-374-2903
     818-904-0534  7:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor
    Notes Misdemeanors for that part of city known as Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Reseda, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Canoga Park, Tarzana, Porter Ranch, Winnetka and Panorama City.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, sex; also helpful: DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983.
    • Record Retrieval MethodsPhone, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records

  • Southeast District Superior Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    Bellflower Courthouse for the Southeast District Superior Court stores records for civil actions under $25,000, misdemeanors, evictions, and small claims. These records can be accessed in the Clerk's Office by mail, in person, or online. The online database allows a search by first or last name or both. Mail searches should include the name, date of birth, and the year or years to search. Probation reports are not available, but computer files of criminal and civil records date back to 1991.

    Bellflower Courthouse
    10025 E Flower St
    Bellflower, CA 90706
     562-804-8025
       8AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Includes Artesia, Bellflower, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Cerritos. Also includes Norwalk for criminal cases only. Sm claims phone- 562-804-8011.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • East Los Angeles Superior Court - Central District Click here to run on-site court house search

    East Los Angeles Superior Court records must be requested in person at the clerk's office in East L.A. Records are not available online; however, criminal defendant and civil party name searches are available online. Arrest reports and documents containing a victim’s name, address, or telephone number cannot be viewed by the public. The East L.A. court adjudicates civil, criminal, traffic, small claims, family law, mental health, probate, and juvenile cases.

    4848 E Civic Center Way

    Los Angeles, CA 90022
     
     323-780-3538  8AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
    Notes Includes cities of Montebello, Commerce, and adjacent unincorporated area bordering Monterey Park to north and Los Angeles to the west. Civil actions discontinued as of 5/2003. Court offers night court 2nd & 4th Monday each month. Traffic- 323-780-2086
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Airport Superior Court - West District Click here to run on-site court house search

    At the Airport Superior Court, West District, branch of the California Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles, records are available online for felonies and misdemeanors. This court was established in 2000 and includes the areas of Palms, Mar Vista, Rancho Park, Marina del Rey, Venice, Playa del Rey, Sawtelle. Holds records for the former West LA Court covering Culver, El Segundo, and Hawthorne. Search and retrieve records by mail, in person, or online.

    11701 S La Cienega Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90045
     310-727-6020- Misdemeanors
     310-727-0591  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor
    Notes New court in 2000; includes the areas of Palms, Mar Vista, Rancho Park, Marina del Rey, Venice, Playa del Rey, Sawtelle. Holds records for the former West LA Court covering Culver, El Segundo.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; helpful: DOB, address
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Metropolitan Branch Superior Court - Central District Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Metropolitan Branch Superior Court - Central District stores records for Vehicle Code misdemeanor and traffic citations, including traffic juvenile. The area covered is the incorporated City of Los Angeles excluding San Pedro, West Los Angeles, communities of San Fernando Valley, and Florence. No probation, driver's license, medical, arrest report or confidential reports are released. Criminal records after 1991 are stored on computer. Records are destroyed after 10 years.

    1945 S Hill St, Rm 200

    Los Angeles, CA 90007
     213-744-4023/4022
     213-744-1879  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Traffic
    Notes Vehicle Code misdemeanor and traffic citations for the incorporated City of Los Angeles excluding the areas known as San Pedro, W. Los Angeles and communities of San Fernando Valley and the unincorporated County area more commonly known as Florence.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records

  • Malibu Superior Court - West District Click here to run on-site court house search

    At Malibu Superior Court - West District, misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, eviction, and small claims cases are adjudicated. The court does not release probation reports. Search records by mail, in person, or online. The search fee is $4 to $4.75, based on volume. Courthouse staff will copy documents for $.50 per page plus $25 per document plus a copy fee. Pay with cash or major credit card. Civil and criminal records are computerized from 1991 on and index files from 1983.

    23525 W Civic Center Way

    Malibu, CA 90265
     
     310-456-0194  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Includes Malibu, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village, Hidden Hills and unincorporated areas known as Topanga and Chatsworth Lake, bounded by Ventura County on the west and north, Pacific Ocean on the south and City of Los Angeles on the east.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Norwalk Superior Court - Southeast District Click here to run on-site court house search

    Felony, civil actions over $25,000, and probate cases are heard at the Norwalk Superior Court - Southeast District. Probate cases formerly held in Compton are now held at this court. The court does not release probation reports. Civil search criteria are name and years to search; criminal search criteria also include date of birth, and sex is helpful. Civil and criminal records are on computer from 1991 on and index files are on computer from 1983 on.

    12720 Norwalk Blvd

    Norwalk, CA 90650
     562-807-7266
     562-863-8757  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Probate
    Notes The probate cases formerly held in Compton are now held here.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB; also helpful: sex
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Long Beach Superior Court - South District Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Long Beach Superior Court - South District – handles records for felony, misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, eviction, small claims, and probate. Archives are available by mail, in person, and online. The court does not release probation reports. Civil and criminal records are computerized from 1991 and index files are computerized from 1983. Records are destroyed after 10 years. Fees for searches can be paid by Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, but only in person.

    415 W Ocean Blvd

    Long Beach, CA 90802
     562-491-6201
       8:30AM-4:30PM; phones- 8:30-10:30AM & 1:30-3:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    Notes Includes cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill and adjoining unincorporated area. Address requests to civil or criminal division. Criminal on 4th Fl; Civil on 2nd Fl.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Alhambra Superior Court - Northeast District Click here to run on-site court house search

    Misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, eviction, and small claims are adjudicated at Alhambra Superior Court - Northeast District. Civil records are on computer back to 1991 (small claims records back to 1992) and index files are on computer from 1983. Criminal records are on computer from 1996 and index files from 1991. All records are destroyed after ten years. The court does not release probation records. Search by mail, in person, or online.

    150 W Commonwealth Ave, 2nd Fl, Rm 200

    Alhambra, CA 91801
     
     626-570-4667  8:30AM-4:30PM (phone:8:30AM-10:30AM; 1:30PM-3:30PM)
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Includes cities of Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Temple City, Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte, Bradbury and the unincorporated County area including South San Gabriel.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB; also helpful: CDL
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1996, index files from 1991. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Glendale Superior Court - North Central District Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Glendale Superior Court - North Central District handles misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, eviction, and small claims records by mail, in person, or online, though probation, police, and CII reports are not available to the general public. To search these records, provide the name and date range. Criminal and civil records are computerized from 1990 and on microfilm for the last ten years, though paper copies are destroyed after ten years.

    600 E Broadway

    Glendale, CA 91206
     
     818-241-3735  8:15AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Includes cities of Glendale, LaCanada-Flintridge and county areas known as Montrose, La Crescenta, Verdugo City, Highway Highlands, Kogel Canyon.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years AvailableOn computer from 1990, microfilm past 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Beverly Hills Superior Court - West District Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Beverly Hills Superior Court - West District - tries misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, eviction, and small claims cases. Search records by phone, mail, in person, or online. Criminal records are computerized from 1991 on and index files from 1983. Civil records are computerized from 1991 on and index files from 1983. All records are destroyed after ten years. The court does not release probation or arrest records.

    9355 Burton Way

    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
     
     310-275-5224  8:30AM-4:30PM (phone:8:30AM-10:30AM; 1:30PM-3:30PM)
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Includes cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Small Claims phone- 310-288-1305. Traffic phone- 213-742-6648. The fax number is used for filing only.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB; also helpful: address, sex, signed release
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsPhone, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • West Covina Superior Court - East District Click here to run on-site court house search

    The West Covina Superior Court - East District handles misdemeanor, civil actions under $25,000, eviction, and small claims records, which can be searched by mail, in person, or online. Criminal and civil records are computerized from 1991, though hard copies are destroyed after ten years. To search, provide the name and year range, though the date of birth is also preferred to find criminal records. A search lasting longer than ten minutes costs $15 per name.

    1427 W Covina Pky

    West Covina, CA 91790
     
     626-338-7364  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Formerly known as Citrus Court. Includes cities of Azusa, Baldwin Pk, Covina, Glendora, Industry, Irwindale, Valinda, West Covina and surrounding unincorporated county area. Traffic phone- 213-742-1928.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

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Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 E Imperial Hwy, 2nd Fl, #2207
Los Angeles, CA 90053-0195
562-462-2133, 800-815-2666
562-864-1250 8AM-5PM, till 7PM on 3rd Thursday every month.
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