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Superior Court - Criminal

Address
PO Box 120128 220 W Broadway, Rm 2005 San Diego, CA 92101
Phone
619-450-5400 or 5700
Fax
n/a
Hours
8:30AM-3:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records
No adoption, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records released
General Note
Both General and Limited Criminal records are located here. Central Records is in the basement, phone is 619-450-7361.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Felony records on index from 1974 to present, paper ledgers from 1880s.

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Ramona Branch - East Division

Address
1428 Montecito Rd Ramona, CA 92065
Phone
760-738-2435, 760-738-2400
Hours
8:30AM-N, 1-3:30PM
Jurisdiction
Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records
No probation reports or DMV records released
Civil Note
Online search for case information for civil and probate cases initiated after 01/01/2008 is free at www.sdcourt.ca.gov/. Also lists calendars and new filings.
General Note
Jurisdiction over the northeast area of the county. Criminal cases and Unlimited civil cases and searches at El Cajon Branch.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1991, index files since 1983. Files destroyed after 10 years

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

North County Branch - Superior Court

Address
325 S Melrose Dr Vista, CA 92081
Phone
760-201-8600
Hours
8:30AM-3:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Traffic
Restricted Records
No sealed or confidential documents released
Civil Note
Online search for case information for civil and probate cases initiated after 01/01/2008 is free at www.sdcourt.ca.gov/. Also lists calendars and new filings.
General Note
Includes cities of Oceanside, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and unincorporated towns of Del Dios, Olivehain, San Luis Rey, San Pasqual, Rancho Santa Fe, Valley Ctr., Bonsall, Palomar Mt., Borrego Spr., Pala, etc.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1993; prior on microfiche and index books

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

South County Branch - Superior Court

Address
500 3rd Ave Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone
619-746-6200
Hours
8:30AM-3:30PM civil; 7:30AM-3:30PM crim
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No confidential or sealed records released
Civil Note
Online search for case information for civil and probate cases initiated after 01/01/2008 is free at www.sdcourt.ca.gov/. Also lists calendars and new filings.
General Note
Includes National City, Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach and that portion of the City of San Diego lying south of the City of Chula Vista and contiguous unincorporated areas.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records on computer, cases files in or before 1986 on microfiche

Record Retrieval Methods

Phone, fax, mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

East County Division - Superior Court

Address
250 E Main St El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone
619-456-4100
Hours
8AM-3:30PM crim; 8:30AM-3:30PM civil
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Traffic
Restricted Records
No confidential or sealed records released
Civil Note
Online search for case information for civil and probate cases initiated after 01/01/2008 is free at www.sdcourt.ca.gov/. Also lists calendars and new filings.
General Note
Court now houses the former municipal court records. Includes El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Santee and unincorporated towns of Alpine, Boulevard, Campo, Dulzura, Grossmont, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, Lakeside, Mesa Grande, Ramona, Spring Valley, Tecate.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records on computer since 1974; microfilm prior

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

San Diego County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Address
San Diego County PO Box 121750 San Diego, CA 92112
Phone
619-238-8158
Fax
619-557-4155
Hours
8AM-4PM
Record Avalilability
Separate indices to search. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1982.

Courier Offices

Address
1600 Pacific Hwy, Rm 260 San Diego, CA 92101

County Assessor

Phone
619-236-3771

Treasurer

Phone
619-236-3121

Vital

Appraiser
619-237-0502