If you are unable to find the answer to your question on our web site or the
following "Common Questions and Answers," you may e-mail
This site requires that your computer must have at least 64MB of RAM to view case documents. Your browser must accept cookies from this site and pop up blockers must be disabled.
Documents are in PDF format which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or compatible software to view, save and/or print documents.
The site is best viewed using Internet Explorer 10.0 or higher.
Start on either the Case Document Images, Search for Case Number by Name, or Search for Case Number by Defendant Name pages to register an account with the Court. You can find theses under the Online Services tab on our website.
Click on the Continue button to begin the registration process, then To register, click here on the login page. Type "I Agree" (without the quotations "") at the bottom of the User Agreement and input your information selecting Regular account type on the New User Registration page. The Regular account type allows users to pay as you go.
You may use your User ID and password to login immediately
The User ID must contain only letters and/or numbers, spaces are not allowed. It must have 6 – 8 characters and it is NOT case sensitive.
The password must contain at least one letter, at least one number and at least one special character (a special character is a printable character that is not a letter and is not a number. ie: *, #, %) – no spaces. It must have 6 – 12 characters and IS case sensitive.
Yes, users may establish a prepayment billing account by registering online with the Los Angeles Superior Court and selecting "Regular Account" (as described above) on the "New Registration" page.
After you register, please send your request for "Prepayment Account" via e-mail to OnlineServices@lacourt.org. Please include:
Once the information is received and verified, we will convert your account to a prepayment account and notify you via e-mail.
At that time, you may deposit funds into your account. The amount you deposit is non-refundable and non-interest bearing. A valid credit card is required for the deposit. Multiple searches may be performed (up to your prepaid limit) without authorizing your credit card for each search.
You may retrieve a forgotten Password by using the Automated Password tool.
You may retrieve a forgotten User ID by using the Automated User ID tool.
The email address entered is not:
If you requested a password reset and an email address is not associated with the account, you will be prompted to provide additional information before the password may be changed.
If you do not have an email associated with your account, you cannot use the automated user ID retrieval feature. In addition, if your email has not been verified, this site will not issue an email for a password reset or send you your user ID.
You may change the account information online. After logging in, click 'Update Account' on the Confirm User Information screen.
Scroll down to the Update User Information screen, change the information in the appropriate fields and click on the 'Update' button. Keep in
mind that only the account administrator (of a multiple member account) may change the credit card information.
Once you have associated an email address to your Online Services account, the system will send that email address a verification code to confirm your email address is correct. Until this verification code has been entered into the system, your email is considered unverified and you will not be able to use the automated password/user id retrieval.
We will research your account and reply appropriately via e-mail when the information is received and verified.
Normal support hours are Mon – Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Support is not available on weekends or on Court Holidays
You can find out how to contact the different court locations at http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Questions regarding other government agencies should be directed to the appropriate agency.
You should contact the appropriate office for your case type at the courthouse that handles the case. You can find a list of courthouse
locations and office phone numbers at http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Any request for certified copies can be submitted by U.S. Mail and addressed to the Los Angeles Superior Court, 111 N.
Hill Street, Certification Unit Room 112C, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
All such copies, either ordered in person or via U.S. Mail, must be prepaid. Our Certification Unit does not accept credit
cards. Customers who place orders by mail must provide a blank check made out to "Clerk, Los Angeles Superior Court"
with the check protector under the written amount line: "Not for more than $15.00" (or whatever amount is estimated
as sufficient to cover the copy cost and return postage. You can view the Court's Fee Schedule which includes copy and
certification fees here: http://www.lacourt.org/forms/Fees.
Registered accounts (you have a UserID and Password)
Guest Accounts (you do NOT have a UserID and Password)
Once the information is received and verified, we will reply appropriately.
Transaction Summary Reports display a running 6-month history of transaction information.
The following information is displayed:
The court does not provide duplicate copies of printable receipt.
You can access transaction information by clicking on the "Transaction Report" button on the "Confirm User Information" page after you
sign into the Online Services application. The Transaction Summary Report feature is available for registered accounts. It is not
available for Guest accounts.
You can view the transaction history for a specific member or view transactions for all members of your account. The transaction remark
field, if used accordingly, will assist you identifying who or what the transaction was for. You are limited to the prior six (6) months of
For privacy reasons, the Court does not track the case numbers or the names searched. For each transaction, a printable receipt page
is displayed. We suggest that the receipt page be printed and retained for record keeping purposes.
The fee to download documents is based on the number of pages in the document.
If you are searching for a case by party name or by defendant name, you will be charged BEFORE the search results appear. A confirmation screen will allow you the opportunity to authorize payment prior to being charged.
The Court does not save the results of searches. You will need to do a new search if you need the information again.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to provide the following information:
Once received and verified, we will reply appropriately. Normal support hours: Mon – Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Support is not available on weekends or on Court Holidays
Registered User Name Search Fee Schedule.
Note: The above fees are per search. For example, if you perform 10 name searches then you would be charged $10.00.
Guest User Name Search Fee Schedule
Exact Match - Defendants whose first or last name exactly matches the name entered If you enter the last name ‘Miyamoto,’ the site will only search for the defendants whose last name is ‘Miyamoto’.
Starts With - Defendants whose first or last name matches at least the characters entered if you enter the last name ‘Miya,’ the site will return defendants whose last name is ‘Miya’, ‘Miyamoto’ and ‘Miyata’. The more characters you add to the search, the more manageable the results.
Sounds Like - Defendants whose first or last name is phonetically like the name entered If you enter ‘Miyamoto’ the site will return defendants whose last names are ‘Montoya’, ‘Minatoyo’, and ‘Monette’. Helpful hint: Apply the ‘Exact Match’ search method on the first name if you wish to narrow the results of your search to a more manageable size.
The optional Date of Birth and Filing Date fields will narrow down the scope of your search.
Date of Birth - Defendants that have a birth date that matches the date you entered If the date you enter does not match any of the defendants’ date of birth, the site will display the message ‘No records found matching the information you provided.
Filing Date - Defendants whose cases match the filing date range you entered If the date you enter does not match any of the defendants’ filing date, the site will display the message ‘No records found matching the information you provided.
The online Search for Case Number by Defendant Name site is available 24 hours a day, except for scheduled regular maintenance.
The site does not contain probate, divorce (family law), unlawful detainer, and civil harassment document images.
Note: Additional documents are also available at the Public Access Computers located at all courthouses in Los Angeles County or
you can contact the courthouse handling the case.
If you do not have the case number, you can use the Search for Case Number by Name to find a case number. Note: an additional fee will be charged for each name search.
In general, case documents are scanned, imaged and made avaiable on the Court web site within 72 hours, not including weekends and Court holidays. Under some circumstances, the availability of case documents may be delayed.
Only the following types of documents are available online:
Case documents from other types of cases and from other Court locations are not available via the web site.
The online Search for Case Number by Name web site contains name index
information for General Jurisdiction Civil (lawsuits greater than $25,000),
Limited Jurisdiction Civil (lawsuits $25,000 or less, including Unlawful
Detainer), Probate, Family Law (including divorce) and Small Claims cases
within the County of Los Angeles.
Search for Case Number by Name will return the following data: litigant name, case type, filing date and the fling location if a record
is found. The number of case document images available will be displayed and made available for purchase at an additional charge.
Note: Contact Archives for availability of older cases.