Records Management

The Superior Court of California County of San Joaquin’s Records Management division is responsible for all of the court’s archived public records. We house records dating back to 1850. icon-records

Records Management Department

Phone number: (209) 992-5697
Phone hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

The Records Management division is the main archival facility for the court. Most of the records maintained by records management are adjudicated. Records Management does have a destruction program and not all records may be available. Records counter clerks can provide additional information regarding destroyed records.

New location 180 E Weber Ave, Stockton CA 95202
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Phone: (209) 992-5697 answered daily from 8:00AM to 4:00PM

2nd Floor Counter for Criminal, Civil (includes Small Claims, Unlawful Detainer, Limited and Unlimited Civil), Appeals and Traffic

4th Floor Counter for Family Law, Family Support, Juvenile and Probate

Copies
Records Management offers copies in person, or by mail. You may order your file in person or by using our on-line request card (see Request On-Line)
NO COPIES ARE AVAILABLE VIA EMAIL

Request On-Line
On-Line Request Card: You must know you case number to use this feature and you must provide a valid e-mail address so confirmation of the availability of the file can be sent to you.

Click on here to fill out the on-line request card. Please note: If you do not enter the correct file number or file name, the file(s) you are seeking may not be available to view when you come to the courthouse. If the information is incorrect, you may have to submit a new request, which will cause a delay in accessing the file(s) you request. Please make every effort to enter accurate information, including your contact information, so Records Management staff can contact you if there is a question. Records Management staff will send a confirmation message explaining file availability in a return email.

VERY IMPORTANT, this is not a method to order copies, only files. Copies are only provided via mail or in person. We do not provide copies via email.

Records Management will soon offer the opportunity to send a response via text. If you ordered a file and would like text notification in addition to the email response, please make sure to check the text option box and select your service provider. Please note: text message service fees may apply.

Please note: Once the service is completely set up you will see a “Text Notification” box in the on-line request card. To use this service click the box and select your phone service provider from the drop down list.

Request by Mail

Form CR 109 Requests by mail should be sent to:

Superior Court of California – San Joaquin
Records Management
180 E Weber Ave. Ste 204
Stockton, CA 95202

The turn-around time for mail varies and is currently 15 work days from date received. Please note you must submit a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request for copies.

Research
Public Researchers Researchers are welcome to the court. We have three research computers at each counter location for your use. If you will come to the court house to use a computer for research please submit an email notification to the following address:
Recordsmgmt@sjcourts.org
In the subject line enter RESEARCH In the body of the email please include the date, the time and the floor you will be going to use a research computer. Please limit your use to 2 hours as there are many researchers and public using the computers. This notification will not reserve a computer for your use it is notification for our counter staff to know you are coming. For any other assistance you will need to pull a ticket from the Kiosk located in the public lobby for the floor assisting with the specific case type.
For Genealogical and Archival Search
Our Records Management staff will assist you with any Genealogy and Archival search. Records staff will assist you to complete a research form. Records Management staff will respond within 7 business days from the date we took your research request with additional information or follow up instructions for copies.
IF I do not know my case number
If you do not know your case number, you will need to appear at any of the locations noted below during regular business hours to conduct your own research or you may pay the clerk to research for you. The rate is $15.00 for any search that takes longer than 10 minutes per name. Please note this court does not complete Criminal background checks. The name search function is to identify an existing case, not whether or not you were charged with a crime. If you need a criminal history showing all cases you have ever been convicted of please contact the Department of Justice at:State of California Department of Justice
Request a copy of Criminal History Record Telephone: (916) 227-3849
http://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security/Computer Terminals are available for you to complete your own case number search; they are located at the following locations:Manteca Branch Court located at 315 E Center St Manteca, CA 95336
Lodi Branch Court located at 315 W Elm St, Lodi, CA 95240
Stockton Courthouse 180 E Weber Ave, Stockton, CA 95202 – 2nd and 4th floors after 07/28/2017

 

Manteca Branch Court Records

The Manteca Branch Court maintains all current south county area cases.

Manteca Branch Court Location: 315 E Center St, Manteca, CA 95336
Business Hours:8:00AM to 4:00PM Click here for the current file location guide.
Phone Number: (209) 239-1316 from 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Request by Mail
Form CR 109 Requests by mail should be sent to:

Superior Court of California – San Joaquin
Manteca Branch
315 E Center St
Manteca, CA 95336

The turn-around time for mail varies and is currently 15 work days from date received. Please note you must submit a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request for copies.

If I do not know my case number
If you do not know your case number, you will need to appear at any of the locations noted below during regular business hours to conduct your own research or you may pay the clerk to research for you. The rate is $15.00 for any search that takes longer than 10 minutes per name. Please note this court does not complete Criminal background checks. The name search function is to identify an existing case, not whether or not you were charged with a crime. If you need a criminal history showing all cases you have ever been convicted of please contact the Department of Justice at:

State of California Department of Justice
Request a copy of Criminal History Record Telephone: (916) 227-3849
http://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security/

Computer Terminals are available for you to complete your own case number search; they are located at the following locations:

Manteca Branch Court located at 315 E Center Street Manteca CA 95336
Lodi Branch Court located at 315 W Elm Street, Lodi Ca 95240
Stockton Main Courthouse 180 E Weber Ave. Stockton CA 95202 2nd and 4th floors after 07/28/2017.

 

Lodi Branch Court Records

The Lodi Branch Court maintains all current north county area cases.

Lodi Branch Court Location: 315 W Elm St, Lodi, CA 95240
Business Hours:8:00AM to 4:00PM Click here for the current file location guide.
Phone Number: (209) 992-5522 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Request by Mail
Form CR 109 Requests by mail should be sent to:
Superior Court of California
Manteca Branch
315 E Center Street
Manteca Ca 95336The turn-around time for mail varies and is currently 15 work days from date received. Please note you must submit a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request for copies.
If I do not know my case number
If you do not know your case number, you will need to appear at any of the locations noted below during regular business hours to conduct your own research or you may pay the clerk to research for you. The rate is $15.00 for any search that takes longer than 10 minutes per name. Please note this court does not complete Criminal background checks. The name search function is to identify an existing case, not whether or not you were charged with a crime. If you need a criminal history showing all cases you have ever been convicted of please contact the Department of Justice at:

State of California Department of Justice
Request a copy of Criminal History Record Telephone: (916) 227-3849
http://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security/

Computer Terminals are available for you to complete your own case number search; they are located at the following locations:

Manteca Branch Court located at 315 E Center Street Manteca CA 95336
Lodi Branch Court located at 315 W Elm Street, Lodi Ca 95240
Stockton Main Courthouse 180 E Weber Ave. Stockton CA 95202- 2nd and 4th floors after 07/28/2017