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Odyssey Public Portal notification:

The Odyssey Public Portal can only be accessed by registered users at this time.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The Court will be transitioning to Zoom for all remote appearances.  Click here to see information about how the transition will happen in each case type.

Mandatory Face Covering Requirements:

 Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, all persons entering any court facility will be required to properly wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, regardless of their vaccination status.

Important Information:

Beginning June 15, 2021, all courthouses are open to the public and most in-person services are restored.

Records

How to Access Case Information

Online

The public may access many case records (information and documents) online through DomainWeb or Odyssey Portal.

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.

View locations and hours of service.

Research Assistant

You may request a records search by mail. The Court does not provide research services over the telephone or by email. Please contact the Records Units for the respective case types listed below for more information.

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 by check, 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.

Information by Division or Subject Area

Online

Many non-confidential civil case records are available online through DomainWeb.

In Person

Civil case records can be accessed in person at the following locations:

  • Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, Oakland: Records can be viewed in person via the public terminals at the Civil Division
  • Hayward Hall of Justice, Hayward: (510) 690-2705
  • George E. McDonald Hall of Justice, Alameda: (510) 891-6005

Online

The public may now view criminal case information via the Odyssey Portal. Public access does not include access to documents. Case information is available only for cases that have had any activity since 2005. This service is free and members of the public are not required to register.

Copies of non-confidential criminal case documents may be ordered online through the Criminal Record Requests portal. The copies will be mailed to you.

If you require a letter with an actual signature and court seal as documentation for immigration purposes, do not use the online Criminal Records Request portal. Instead, the request must be mailed to East County Hall of Justice, 5151 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA 94568, Attn: Criminal Division.

Enclose a check or money order for $1.00 (per letter drawn on a US bank) payable to Superior Court, County of Alameda. Please do not send cash. Include the Requestor Name, Requestor Complete Address (mailing address), Requestor Phone Number, Defendant Name, Defendant Docket Number and Date of Birth.

In Person

Information is available for many criminal cases opened since 1974.

*NEW* The public may now view criminal case information via Odyssey Kiosk, available on public terminals at select court locations. Public access includes access to public documents. Case information is available only for cases that have had any activity since 2005.

If you know the court location where the case was heard, please contact that location. If you do not know the court location please call one of the following Criminal Divisions:

For viewing felony cases prior to 1974, please visit one of the Criminal Divisions for assistance or contact the California Department of Justice.

Online

Limited information about family law cases is available on DomainWeb. Family law case documents are not available online.

In Person

For information regarding Family Law court records contact:

  • Hayward Hall of Justice, Hayward: (510) 690-2702
  • George E. McDonald Courthouse, Alameda: (510) 891-6005
  • Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, Oakland: Records can be viewed in person via the public terminals at the Civil Division

Online

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 the Juvenile Clerk's Office at

(510)267-6922.

Online

Images are available for documents filed after January 31, 2006, except for conservatorships, guardianships and confidential documents.

In Person

For information regarding Probate court records contact:

  • Berkeley Courthouse, Berkeley: (510) 647-4439
  • George E. McDonald Courthouse, Alameda: (510) 891-6005
  • Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, Oakland: Records can be viewed in person via the public terminals at the Civil Division

Online

You may look up your citation here.

In Person

Traffic Division's database is now paperless. You may request a document from your case (e.g., citation, minutes, etc.) and staff at any Traffic Court location can print it for you.

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.

Online

Visit our Judicial Administrative Records page for more information.

 

Online

Vital records (e.g., birth, death, and marriage records) are maintained by the County

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