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COURT RECORDS

If you are interested in viewing a file please visit the Records window during normal business hours.
PLEASE NOTE: The court does not confirm personal information about a party's identity over the phone or email. Personal information includes details such as date of birth, last four digits of a Social Security Number, address, or driver's license number. Individuals seeking personal information about a party may visit the courthouse to look up information on a court provided computer or submit a Copy Request Form (Spanish version).

SOUTH COUNTY RECORDS

If you are interested in viewing a court file please visit the Records window during normal business hours. The South County Record's Department is open:

Monday – Friday from 8am – 3pm. 

To obtain copies of court records, please mail a Copy Request Form (Spanish version) with the following information:

  • Case Number and names of the parties. * If case number is unknown, please refer to the Case Records Search on the court's website. An online Criminal index is not available at this time.
  • Specify which documents are needed and if it needs to be certified.
  • For CRIMINAL cases: Include a check made payable to "Clerk of the Court"; in the memo section of the check write "Not to exceed $175.00"
  • For CIVIL / FAMILY / PROBATE cases: Include a check made payable to "Clerk of the Court"; in the memo section of the check write "Not to exceed $100.00"
  • Include a self-addressed stamped envelope of sufficient size and postage. If an envelope is not provided, postage fees will be added to the copy amount total.
  • Government agencies ONLY may submit fax requests for criminal case records.

Copy rates are as follows:

  • $0.50 per page (Gov. Code §70627(a))
  • $15.00 for a certified copy of a divorce judgment + $0.50 per page copy fees (Gov. Code §70674)
  • $40.00 certification fee plus $0.50 per page for each document (Gov. Code §70626(a)(4)) (certified copies must be mailed)
  • $15.00 for a search for records of files over 10 minutes (Gov. Code §70627(c))

We do NOT accept credit card information over the phone.

Requests can be sent to:

118 E. Figueroa Street
Attn:  Records
Santa Barbara, CA  93101

Please allow up to 14 business days for us to process your request.

Cases that are off-site or in the courtroom may take longer.

If you need further assistance please visit our office during 8am-3pm or call 805-882-4778.

NORTH COUNTY RECORDS

If you are interested in viewing a court file please visit the Records window during normal business hours. The North County Records Department is open:

Monday – Friday from 8am – 3pm.

To obtain copies of court records, please mail or e-mail a Copy Request Form (Spanish version) with the following information:

  • Case Number and names of the parties. * If case number is unknown, please refer to the Case Records Search on the court’s website.  An online Criminal index is not available at this time.
  • Specify which documents are needed and if it needs to be certified.
  • Fax number / E-mail address / mailing address where you would like your copies sent
  • Visa or Mastercard number
  • Expiration date
  • 3 digit security code on back of card
  • Name, billing address, and phone number of the card holder

 

Requests can be sent to:

312-C East Cook Street
Attn:  Records
Santa Maria, CA  93454

E-mail requests can be sent to: 

We do NOT accept credit card information over the phone.

Copy rates are as follows:

  • $0.50 per page (Gov. Code §70627(a))
  • $1.00 per page for copies that are faxed
  • $15.00 for a certified copy of a divorce judgment + $0.50 per page copy fees (Gov. Code §70674)
  • $40.00 certification fee plus $0.50 per page for each document (Gov. Code §70626(a)(4)) (certified copies must be mailed)
  • $15.00 for a search for records of files over 10 minutes (Gov. Code §70627(c))

Please allow up to 14 business days for us to process your request.

Cases that are off-site or in the courtroom may take longer.

If you need further assistance please visit our office during 8am-4pm or call 614-6414.

COURT RECORDS LOCATIONS:

SOUTH COUNTY:

118 E. Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-882-4778


NORTH COUNTY:

312-E East Cook Street
Santa Maria, CA  93454
805-614-6414

northcountyrecords@sbcourts.org


 
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