Orange County Court Records Search
In Orange County, California, court records are included in public records maintained by the state authorities and can be accessed by the general public. To begin your Orange County Court Records Search use the above form and enter a first and last name and a state to begin.
Are Orange County Court Records Public Information?
According to the constitution of California and the state’s Public Records Act, citizens of the state have the right to access some information and documents that are maintained the state’s government and law enforcement agencies. These records also include the information and records gathered and maintained by the state’s Department of Justice.
What Are Orange County Court Records?
Court records are probably the most diversified of all public records. They include all the court files, transcriptions, orders, exhibits and other case-related information that are gathered during court proceedings.
Since court records are considered public in Orange County, California, they can be accessed by anyone upon request.
How To Obtain Orange County Court Records
Access to the Orange County, California, court records can be obtained in 2 different ways:
1. By Making a Formal Request to the Orange County Courts
The California Rules of Court has made certain types of court records available to the public upon request since 1st January 2010. The request for obtaining records maintained by the Judicial Council of California and the appellate courts should be made by sending a completely filled Judicial Administrative Records form to the Public Access to Records project. The form can be send via:
- S. mail
For details regarding specific cases filed in the Superior Courts of California, you need to contact the Superior Court in which the case was originally filed. Click here to find and access the court website where your case was filed.
Superior Courts hold the following information and documents:
- Traffic violations
- Jury Service
- Divorce records
- Court records (complaints, pleadings and/ or judgments)
- Criminal records
- Name change
The Orange County Superior Court Case Index can be found here.
2. Orange County Court Records Online
Many companies, which are third party sources, maintain a database of public records to make them easily accessible by the general public. You can order the copy of court records regarding a particular case through any such website. However, do remember that these websites does not provide official copies of the records; so, if you want them for any official purpose, it is better that you order them directly from the court. For non-official purposes, the websites, such as SearchQuarry, provide quick access.