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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: General Information: Accessing Court Records: Online Case Search

Search Court Cases On-line

The online case search is used to find basic information on a case and its location.

Information You Need to Find a Court Record Online

You can locate a case if you know:

  • The name of a party associated with the case,  or
  • The case number, or
  • The District Attorney (DA) case number.

Be aware: Civil Limited and Misdemeanor Records may be available only for 10 years for some court locations. Juvenile cases are not included in this index. Additional information on older cases may be found on microfilm. Microfilm research is not performed by court staff; however, microfilm is available at each court location for your use. Register of Actions information is available only for Civil (including Small Claims) and Probate cases initiated on or after January 1, 2008.

Information You Receive from the Online Case Search

If the case is filed with the San Diego Superior Court, the results will provide you with:

  • Case title
  • Case number (this is the number you will use to view the file)
  • Case location (this is the court facility which houses the file)
  • Case type
  • Date filed
  • Parties involved in the court case


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