The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, provides public access to civil case information online with DomainWeb. DomainWeb provides information about General Civil, Probate and Family Law cases. Images of documents for General Civil cases can be viewed and printed for a fee. Images are also available for a fee, on Probate cases for documents filed after January 31, 2006, except for conservatorships, guardianships and confidential documents. Family Law cases have no images. DomainWeb does not include Criminal, Juvenile, or Traffic cases. Information about traffic citations is available here.
DomainWeb offers Name Search, where you can do searches by name and receive a list of case numbers and filing dates matching the party name entered, if the information is available. The register of actions will be displayed when a case number is selected.
DomainWeb has a Calendar Search page, where you can choose a date and court location, and see calendars for departments that hear the aforementioned types of cases. You can see the types of calendars that are heard in each department.
If you know your case number, you can use DomainWeb's Case Number Search page, where you can read about the parties to a case, read the Register of Actions and the minutes, view dates for future hearings, and view and/or print images for a fee, of the actual case documents.
Public Reports (Filings) provides links to all non-confidential cases filed on any given day, by location and case type. The initial case creation petition (filing) is available for View Only for free for the first 5 days from the date of the filing.
Complex Litigation Court cases are designated complex if, pursuant to California Rule of Court 3.400, a case requires exceptional judicial management to avoid placing unnecessary burdens on the court or the litigants.