Saturday, June 15, 2024


The Court will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth

Effective April 24, 2023, Sacramento Superior Court implemented a new case management system for all Civil and Probate cases. As a result, there is a new public portal to access these records. Before you use the new portal, please be aware:

  1. You will need to create a new account to use the system. Your existing account will not work on the new system. (Click here if you already have an account.)
  2. Civil and Probate case subscriptions have been migrated to the new system.
  3. Some case information may not be available due to the transition.

For assistance with accessing Civil records, you may call 916-874-5522 and select "3". For assistance with accessing Probate records, you may call 916-875-3400 and select "2".


Accounts

Already have a login for the new public portal? Click here.

How to Create a New Account

When you are ready to create your new account, please follow these instructions:

  1. Click the "I'm ready to create my new Account" link provided below
  2. On that page, you will need to:
    1. Select the "Public User" option
    2. Enter your email address and personal information
    3. Click the "Create new account" button
    4. A welcome message with further instructions will be sent to your email address
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Case Subscriptions (Case Activity Notification Requests)

Case Subscriptions (as they are called on our Public Case Access System) are now known as "Case Activity Notification Requests" on the new portal. Anyone who wants to receive an email notification each time a document is added to a case can sign up for a Case Activity Notification Request as detailed below...

How to submit a Case Activity Notification Request

Once you have successfully created an account on the public portal you may subscribe to receive activity notifications regarding specific cases.

  1. Click the "Case Activity Notification Request" link provided below
  2. On that page, you will need to enter:
    1. Your Name
    2. Email Address
    3. Case Number you wish to subscribe to
  3. Click "Proceed"
  4. A receipt will display confirming your request
  5. You will receive an email notification whenever a new public document is added to the case
Case Activity Notification Request >>

Probate Case Information

General Information

You can view all documents in Trust and Estate cases initiated after February 5, 2007, as well as most Probate Notes and Minute Orders for hearings after February 5, 2007. If you are not a party to a case, you will also be able to see that documents were filed, but not view the documents, for all Guardianship and Conservatorship cases filed after February 5, 2007 as well as many older Trust, Estate, Guardianship, and Conservatorship cases.

You may come to the court and access the case information online through one of the court’s kiosks free of charge. Requests for printed copies will be charged at the rate published in the Court’s Fee Schedule).

Parties Remote Access to Guardianship and Conservatorship Cases

PARTIES: To get access to your case you must register for a new user account (see access instructions above). You must also file your Probate Case Participant Enrollment Form, along with a copy of your government issued identification. The email address you use to create an account must be the same on the Case Participant Enrollment Form or you will not be able to view documents. You will receive an email confirming that you have access to your case. A separate form must be filed for each case or when you change your email address. To receive notification each time a document is filed in a case enroll in Case Activity Notification Request (see instructions below).

ATTORNEYS: To get access to your case you must register for a new user account (see access instructions above). Set up an account using the email address provided to the court on previously filed pleadings. You will receive an email confirming that you have access to your case. To receive notification each time a document is filed in a case enroll in Case Activity Notification Request (see instructions above).


Civil Case Information

Civil cases are now available on our new portal (see above for access instructions), which will provide the public with online access to view case information and public documents for Civil cases (excluding Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer cases) initiated after November 13, 2007 as well as Civil Law and Motion Tentative Rulings for hearings after April 24, 2023 through a secure web server.

Please note: documents accessible only to the parties of a case and any confidential or sealed documents are not available through this system.

Case files/documents filed before November 13, 2007 are not available through the new portal. Please contact the Civil Records Unit at (916) 874-7186 or select the following link, Copies of a File or Status of a Case, for information on accessing the hard-copy case file and its contents.

General Information About Cases and Documents

Case documents are displayed in PDF format and may be viewed, saved and printed from this web site using Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader®, you may download the application for free from Adobe's Web Site.

Use of Documents

Copyright and other proprietary rights may apply to filed documents, absent an express grant of additional rights by the holder of the copyright or other proprietary right. Take notice that:

  1. Use of such information in a case file is permissible only to the extent permitted by law or court order;
  2. Any use inconsistent with proprietary rights is prohibited.

Be advised that any person who willfully destroys or alters any court record maintained in electronic form is subject to the penalties imposed by Government Code section 6201.

Official Records

The Superior Court of Sacramento County has designated the electronic record as the official record for all Civil Limited and Unlimited cases (excluding Limited Unlawful Detainer) filed after November 13, 2007.

California Rules of Court differentiate between access to electronic documents via the internet and access to electronic documents at the courthouse. As a result, some documents are not available on-line that are part of the complete official record.

While the court strives to ensure the accuracy of the information it provides via the courtesy online viewer, the court recognizes that, on occasion, errors occur. Thus, the court encourages anyone seeking to rely on the information contained in the online viewer to verify it by checking the electronic case files using the kiosks available in the courthouse and any other information available to the party making the inquiry. Use of this information is the user’s responsibility.