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Court Records

Most case records are available to the public and may be viewed and copied at most court locations throughout Alameda County. In addition, many civil case records are available online. Please see the chart below for details.

Click here for more information about accessing judicial administrative records.

How to Access Case Information
Online The public may access many case records (information and documents) online through DomainWeb.
In Person
Individuals may research court records in person at no cost.  Public access terminals and indexes are available for public use.  To find out where a case record can be viewed, please call one of the Records Units at the telephone numbers listed below.  Please note that files may only be viewed on the premises.  Files may not be taken or removed from designated areas at any time.
 
HOURS OF SERVICE:
8:30AM - 4:30PM Monday through Friday for all locations listed below.
 
Research Assistance You may request a records search in person or by mail; the Court does not provide research services over the telephone.

Please indicate in your search request which years you would like searched.  There is a fee for each name searched.

For Help If you would like to speak with someone about accessing records, please call the Records Units at the telephone numbers listed below. You may request a records search in person or by mail; the Court does not provide research services over the telephone.
Fees & Payment This link to the Fees provides the current cost of research and copying services available. 

You may pay for records searches and copying charges in person with cash, credit card, or money order.

You have the option of submitting Criminal Record Requests online and may pay for them using a MasterCard or Visa.

Please do not submit cash or credit card information by mail.
 
  Online In Person
Civil Records Many civil case records are available online through DomainWeb. Civil case records can be accessed in person at the following locations:

Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, Oakland:
(510) 891-6005
Hayward Hall of Justice: (510) 690-2705
Criminal Records Copies of criminal records may be ordered online at Criminal Record Requests
Many criminal court records are available to the public.  Depending on where the case was heard, it may be located at one of the Criminal Division locations.  To find out where the court records can be viewed, please call one of the following locations:
 
Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, Oakland: (510) 891-6009
Hayward Hall of Justice: (510) 690-2703 Fremont Hall of Justice: (510) 818-7501 Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice, Pleasanton: (925) 227-6700.
 
For felony cases dated 1973 or earlier, you may use the public microfiche system located in Room 107 of the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, or you may contact the California Department of Justice.
Family Law Records Not available Family Law court records can be accessed in person at the following locations:

Hayward Hall of Justice: (510) 690-2702 George E. McDonald Courthouse, Alameda: (510) 263-4304
Juvenile Records Persons who wish to have access to juvenile court records must petition the juvenile court pursuant to California Welfare & Institutions Code Section 827.  The petition must be submitted on Judicial Council form JV-570.  Juvenile Court records include the records maintained in the Juvenile Dependency Court legal file and records maintained by the social worker and the Social Services Agency (except any communications between the social worker and his/her attorney).  Juvenile Court records do not normally include police reports. For more information about submitting JV-570, please call Oakland (510) 618-1100 (select option 5, then 2) San Leandro call (510) 618-1106.
Probate Records Images are available for documents filed after January 31, 2006, except for conservatorships, guardianships and confidential documents. Probate court records can be accessed in person at the following locations:

Berkeley Courthouse: (510) 647-4439
Rene C. Davidson Courthouse
(510) 891-6005
Adoption Records Adoption records are confidential and access to adoption records may be obtained by court order only. For more information regarding adoption records, please call (510) 891-6003.
 
 
 
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