Countywide Civil Records (county)
- All Lower Level (County) Civil Court Filings in Specified County For Past 7 Years
- 3-7 Business Days
- Subject's Name, County and State to Search
- Helpful: Subject's Date of Birth
Includes:Who Needs A Civil Records Search?
Some of the most useful kinds of public documents to find are court records. These can contain the most varied amounts of information and is great when trying to determine if a law suit has been filed. You may search upper level courts (circuit), lower level courts (county & small claims) or a combine them both. All requests are hand-searched in the requested county.
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Searched on-site in the requested county, this search will return such information as the case number, cause of action, disposition or current status, as well as any details about the case and litigants involved (when available) occurring within the past seven years. This search will not return case transcripts. Separate family and probate courts are not searched. To help defray rising court costs, some jurisdictions now impose a surcharge to access their records. This fee is county-imposed and passed directly to them. Click here to check your county.
Each county varies with regard to what is maintained in its upper (Circuit) and lower (County) courts, normally depending on the dollar amount involved. General speaking, lower courts include small claims and civil litigation amounts under $5000.00. A maximum of ten records will be returned per court searched.
What to Expect:
Civil Records: Lower Court
Name: PUBLIC, JOHN
County: Los Angeles
Response: RECORD FOUND
Dates Checked: 09/01/2002 - 09/01/2009
Court Name: County: LOWER
Defendant: JOHN Q PUBLIC
Plaintiff: JOHN DOE
Case #: 98A12345678
File Date: 09/17/2005
State Date: 08/23/2006
Status Type: CIVIL JUDGMENT DISMISSED
Comments: COA: PERSONAL INJURY
Note: This is a sample of a typical returned search, however actual results may vary.