If You Do Not Have a Case Number
- You may research criminal court records on the court's public access site - external link. There is a small fee for each name search.
- You may research court criminal records in person at no cost using the public access site - external link terminals that are available in the Criminal Records lobby, Room 101, at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse.
- You may submit/request a Local Criminal Record Search Request/Response Form in person or by mail. A $15.00 fee is due for each name search request received. If the appropriate fee(s) are not attached or your request information is incomplete the request will be returned to you at the mailing address provided.
Note: The Court will only research Sacramento County criminal record information on cases dating from 1989 to present. You must provide the precise data, such as a specific name, date of birth, last 4 digits of the social security number, driver license number, etc.
If your case is older than 1989, you can use the public microfiche located in the Criminal Records Unit in Room 101 at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse or you can contact the California Department of Justice - external link.
If You Have a Case Number
Case numbers beginning with the following are located at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse and are available for viewing. All other case numbers not listed will need to be ordered from the court's off-site storage facility. File orders take approximately 7-10 business days.
- 17F, 18F, 19F, 20F
- 17M, 18M, 19M, 20M
In Person Requests: If you have a case number you may view the case file in person at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse. If you need copies, copiers are available for use in the Criminal Records lobby in Room 101. Copy requests of 100+ pages will take approximately 3-6 weeks to process.
Phone Requests: You must have your case number to order a file(s) over the phone. You must call the Criminal Records Front Counter at 916-874-8881 to check the delivery status of the file(s). Once the files are received they will be held at the courthouse for 10 days. Public copiers are available for use or staff can make copies for you (see costs below). Note: The Court does not provide research services over the telephone.
Mail Requests: If you have a case number and would like copies of the file, submit a written request or complete the Criminal Records Copy Request Form, and mail with your payment (see cost for copies/check/money order instructions below).
- In the request, please indicate the documents you need (i.e. complaint, minute order, judgment, etc.)
- Also, Indicate whether or not the documents are to be certified. If you require certified copies see “Costs for Copies” below.
Checks/Money Order — On memo line, write “NOT TO EXCEED” $35.00**** (if requesting copies only). For certified copies: ***Checks/Money Order — On memo line, write “NOT TO EXCEED” $50.00, do not fill in the dollar amount.
Once the request has been processed, the clerk will complete the check and fill in the total amount due. The requested copies and receipt will be mailed to the address provided. If an overpayment of fees is submitted, a refund will be sent to you within 6 weeks.
Note: If the appropriate fees are not attached, or your requested information is incomplete, the request will be returned to you.
Please mail the Criminal Records Copy Request form and payment to:
Sacramento Superior Court
720 9th Street, Room 101
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attention: Criminal Correspondence Unit.
Please be aware that submitting multiple requests for the same case number will cause undue delays in processing your records request. Criminal records copy requests are being processed in the date order received.
NOTICE: Our office does not accept faxes from the public or non-government agencies. Any faxed requests will not be processed.
Costs for Copies
- $.50 per page for copies
- $40.00 per certification of a copy of paper, record, or proceeding on file
- $50.00 per exemplification
- $15.00 for searching records or files, for each search longer than 10 minutes (includes index search)
If you need to speak with someone, you may call 916-874-8881. Please note:The court will not confirm or deny dates of birth, social security numbers or provide research over the phone.