Central Division Central Records
Older/Archived records for the Central Division are housed in Central Records. Central Records also houses more recent Civil, Domestic, Criminal, Mental Health, Habeas Corpus, Deposited Wills, and a few Probate cases. In addition, Central Records has some sealed records. (A court order is needed to view any sealed document or file by a person that is not specifically authorized by the court order.)
Case indexes dating from 1880 to mid-1974 are available on large, hardbound books located at:
Central Courthouse Older Records
220 West Broadway,
Basement, Room 042
San Diego, CA 92101
Mon-Thurs: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Older records are microfilmed and available to view and copy. The court does not accept fax and telephone requests for copies. The cost to copy is 50¢ per page. Certification is $15.00 per document. Copies can be made up until 3:30 p.m.
There is no cost for telephone requests for searches up to 10 minutes. If the request will take longer than 10 minutes, the cost is $15.00.