Records Management

The San Joaquin Superior Court Records Management division is responsible for all of the court’s archived public records. We house Superior Court records that date back to 1850 and they are available for your research needs. icon-records

Records Management Department Location: 540 E. Main Street, Stockton, CA 95202
Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily) Click here for the current file location guide.
Phone Number: (209) 992-5697 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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. The clerk at the records counter can provide additional information regarding destroyed records.

Records Management offers the ability to obtain copies in person, or by mail. You may order your file in person or by using our on-line request card.

Request for records submitted in person or on-line by 11:30 a.m. will be available the same day after 12:30 p.m. (please be aware that files with hearings may not be available the same day).

If you are a governmental agency, please call the office for information on how to submit a request for court records.

Accepted payment methods in- person are: cash, credit cards (Visa/MC), ATM debit.

Request Online
On-Line Request Card:  You must know your 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 this link 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 that Records Management staff can contact you, if there is a question.
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 to view at our records window 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. When this service is available you will see a box for “TEXT Notification” and a drop down list of service providers.

In order to facilitate the move to the new courthouse, Effective 06/11/2017 you will no longer be able to pre-order your file for the Self-Help Clinic (Pro-Per Clinic)

Request by Mail
Form CR 109 Requests by mail should be sent to the Records Management address noted above. Turnaround time is 15 days from date of receipt, if your file is available. Please note that you must submit a self–addressed stamped envelope in order to have your copies returned.
Archival or Genealogical research
Research can be done daily from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; if the record(s) is/are located they can be ordered and may be available by 12: 30 p.m. the same day.
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 the 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/

 

We have computer terminals available for you to complete your own case number search they are found at the following locations:

Civil Records Room 303 is located at 222 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton, CA 95202
Manteca Branch Court is located at 315 E. Center Street, Manteca, CA 95336
Lodi Branch Court is located at 315 W. Elm Street, Lodi, CA 95240
Records Management is located at 540 E. Main Street, Stockton, CA 95202

 

Civil Records Division

The Civil Records Division maintains current Civil, Small Claims, Probate and Appeals files.

If you are a governmental agency, please call the office for information on how to submit a request for court records.

Civil Records Location: 222 E. Weber Avenue, Room 303, Stockton, CA 95202
Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here for the current file location guide.
Phone Number: (209) 992-5679 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Request Online
On-Line Request Card:  You must know your 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 this link 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 that Records Management staff can contact you, if there is a question.
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 to view at our records window 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. When this service is available you will see a box for “TEXT Notification” and a drop down list of service providers.

In order to facilitate the move to the new courthouse, Effective 06/11/2017 you will no longer be able to pre-order your file for the Self-Help Clinic (Pro-Per Clinic)

Request by Mail
Form CR 109 Requests by mail should be sent to the Civil Records division address noted above. Turnaround time is 15 days from date of receipt if your file is available. Please note that you must submit a self–addressed stamped envelope in order to have your copies returned.
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 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 the 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/

We have computer terminals available for you to complete your own case number search they are found at the following locations:

Civil Records Room 303 is located at 222 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton, CA 95202
Manteca Branch Court is located at 315 E. Center Street, Manteca, CA 95336
Lodi Branch Court is located at 315 W. Elm Street, Lodi, CA 95240
Records Management is located at 540 E. Main Street, Stockton, CA 95202

 

Criminal Records

The Criminal Records division maintains all current Criminal and Traffic records for the county.

If you are a governmental agency, please call the office for information on how to submit a request for court records.

Criminal Records Location: 222 E. Weber Avenue, Room 101, Stockton, CA 95202
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here for the current file location guide.
Phone Number: (209) 992-5691 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Request Online
On-Line Request Card:  You must know your 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 this link 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 that Records Management staff can contact you, if there is a question.
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 to view at our records window 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. When this service is available you will see a box for “TEXT Notification” and a drop down list of service providers.

In order to facilitate the move to the new courthouse, Effective 06/11/2017 you will no longer be able to pre-order your file for the Self-Help Clinic (Pro-Per Clinic)

Request by Mail
Form CR 109 Requests by mail should be sent to the Criminal Records division address noted above. Turnaround time is 15 days from date of receipt if your file is available. Please note that you must submit a self–addressed stamped envelope in order to have your copies returned.
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 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 the 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/

We have computer terminals available for you to complete your own case number search they are found at the following locations:

Civil Records Room 303 is located at 222 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton, CA 95202
Manteca Branch Court is located at 315 E. Center Street, Manteca, CA 95336
Lodi Branch Court is located at 315 W. Elm Street, Lodi, CA 95240
Records Management is located at 540 E. Main Street, Stockton, CA 95202

 

Manteca Branch Court Records

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

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

Request by Mail
Form CR 109 (Manteca)Requests by mail should be sent to the Manteca Branch Court address is noted above. Turnaround time is 15 days from date of receipt if your file is available. Please note that you must submit a self-addressed stamped envelope in order to have your copies returned.
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 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 the 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/

We have computer terminals available for you to complete your own case number search they are found at the following locations:

Civil Records Room 303 is located at 222 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton, CA 95202
Manteca Branch Court is located at 315 E. Center Street, Manteca, CA 95336
Lodi Branch Court is located at 315 W. Elm Street, Lodi, CA 95240
Records Management is located at 540 E. Main Street, Stockton, CA 95202Office hours are noted on the main records management page.

 

Lodi Branch Court Records

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

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

Request by Mail
Form CR 109 (Lodi)Requests by mail should be sent to the Lodi Branch Court address is noted above. Turnaround time is 15 days from date of receipt if your file is available. Please note that you must submit a self-addressed stamped envelope in order to have your copies returned.
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 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 the 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/

We have computer terminals available for you to complete your own case number search they are found at the following locations:

Civil Records Room 303 is located at 222 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton, CA 95202
Manteca Branch Court is located at 315 E. Center Street, Manteca, CA 95336
Lodi Branch Court is located at 315 W. Elm Street, Lodi, CA 95240
Records Management is located at 540 E. Main Street, Stockton, CA 95202Office hours are noted on the main records management page.