Friday, April 20, 2018

If You Have a Case Number

If you have a case number and you would like copies of the file, submit a written request along with a check with the words "Not To Exceed $35.00" to cover the initial cost of the copies. You will be notified (by mail or phone) should the cost exceed $35.00. Checks and money orders should be made payable to "Sacramento Superior Court" and mailed to:

Sacramento Superior Court
720 9th Street, Room 101
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attention: Criminal Correspondence Unit.

If You Do Not Have a Case Number

You can research our public access site - external link or submit a written request for a Criminal Background Research. 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, social security number, driver's license number, etc.

If your case is older than 1989, you can use the public microfiche located in the Criminal Records Unit at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse or you can contact the California Department of Justice - external link.

Costs for Copies

  • $.50 per page for copies
  • $25.00 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)
  • $15.00 fee for document authenticated pursuant to court order (per signature)
  • $1.00 fee for comparison of a copy with an original on file (per page)

If the appropriate fees are not attached or your requested information is incomplete, the request will be returned to you.

Government Agency Copy Fees

On October 1, 2013 the Sacramento Superior Court began charging public entities the statutory fee rate for regular and certified copies in criminal and traffic cases. This includes state and local government entities within California, the State Bar, the federal government, and local and state entities outside of California.

For non-criminal cases, local and state entities outside of California will be charged for regular and certified copies.

The fees have been implemented pursuant to Government Code Sections 70627 and 70633 - external link.

Fee Description Authorizing Code Fee Total
Preparing a copy of any record, proceeding or paper on file (per page) Government Code 70627(a) and 70633 $0.50 per page
Certifying a copy of paper, record, or proceeding on file Government Code 70627(b) and 70633 $25

Contact us

If you need to speak with someone you may call 916-874-8881. The court does not provide research over the phone. The court will not confirm or deny dates of birth, social security numbers over the phone. Our address is 720 9th Street, Room 101, Sacramento, California, 95814.