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Where To Access Court Records In Rhode Island
About This Office:
The Rhode Island Court Administrator is the administrative arm of the Rhode Island Judiciary. Some of the information that is maintained through the Court Administrator includes: employment opportunities, public forms, judicial purchasing rules and regulations, online payments, and the Supreme Court Attorney Portal.
Court Records At This Office:
Access to Rhode Island court records is available online through the Rhode Island Judiciary website. Individuals may search by defendant name, business name or case identification. Individuals may also search court records through the appropriate county website or request court records through the appropriate County Clerk.
Access To Rhode Island Court Records:
The Office of the Rhode Island Court Administrator maintains court records back to 1671, with older records at the State Archives. The Supreme Court Judicial Records Center is the central repository for semi-active, inactive, and archival court records. The court system today is divided into Supreme, Superior, district, family, workers compensation, and traffic tribunal courts. The Superior Court has jurisdiction in civil cases over $10,000 and felonies. The district courts handle civil cases under $10,000 and misdemeanors.