Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado

Our Mission

To preserve and enhance the rule of law in El Dorado County by providing all persons a fair, efficient, and accessible forum for resolving disputes, protecting public safety, and righting wrongs.

Record Search Policy

Search of Records

Record searches on-site are to be conducted at the department which handles that particular case type. Please contact the appropriate Court Branch listed below. Older files and closed files are stored off-site and must be ordered. Off-site retrieval takes approximately 15 business days and there is a $10.00 standard retrieval fee for each file or box requested and a $40.00 rush retrieval fee for each file or box requested. Requests may be submitted by fax, mail, or at the counter at each Court location.

If You Have a Case Number

If you have a case number and you would like to see the file, submit form, M-5 to the Court. You may submit the form either by fax, by mail, or in person at the counter.

Over the counter requests that involve more than 3 names and or case files will need to be left at the Court for processing. All requests left at the Court will be conducted on a first come/first serve basis and will be completed within 15 business days.

If You Do Not Have a Case Number

You can research our online case index or submit form M-6, for the Court to provide you the case number. The Online case index only lists cases filed after 2000.

If your case was filed before 2000, you can look through the manual index books located at each branch office or submit form, M-6 to the Court to provide you a case number.

If you need to have the Clerk research for you, the search fees listed below will apply.

Photocopying of Records

Photocopying of case files are conducted at the department that handles that particular case type. Please contact the appropriate Court Branch listed below.

Older files and closed files are stored off-site and must be ordered. Off-site retrieval takes approximately 15 business days and there is a $10.00 standard retrieval fee for each file or box requested and a $40.00 rush retrieval fee for each file or box requested. Requests may be submitted by fax, mail, or at the counter at each Court location.

If You Have a Case Number

If you have a case number and would like copies of the file, submit form M-5. The Court requires a minimum of fifteen (15) business days to complete requests for photocopying. The fee for copying is $0.50 per page. You can submit your request for photocopying either by mail or at the counter with an installment payment check not to exceed $20.00. If the fee for photocopying exceeds $20.00, you will be required to pay the additional fee before the copies are delivered. If the copied documents are to be returned to you by mail, a self-addressed envelope with postage prepaid is required.

If the appropriate fees are not attached or the requested information is incomplete, the request will be returned to you.

If You Do Not Have a Case Number

If you need a case number, you may research our online case index or submit form M-6 to the Court. The Online case index only lists cases filed after 2000.

If your case was filed before 2000, you may search the manual index books located at each branch office or submit form M-6 for the Court to provide you a case number.

If you need to have the Clerk research the case number for you, the search fees listed below will apply.

Fees

  • Record Search: $15.00 (for each search of records or files that requires more than 10 minutes)
  • Copies of Documents: $0.50 (per page)
  • Certified Copy: $25.00 (per document plus copy fee)
  • Storage Retrieval Fee: $10.00 (per file case) and $40.00 for rush request.

Court Locations and Contacts

West Slope

Civil / Probate / Small Claims / Unlawful Detainers

Superior Court, County of El Dorado
Department 9
3321 Cameron Park Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Fax: (530) 672-2413

Criminal

Superior Court, County of El Dorado
Department 7
2850 Fairlane Court, Suite 120
Placerville, CA 95667
Fax: (530) 626-0656

Traffic / Juvenile

Superior Court, County of El Dorado
Department 8
295 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
Fax: (530) 295-2611

Family Law

Superior Court, County of El Dorado
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Fax: (530) 622-9774

South Lake Tahoe

Criminal/Civil/Traffic/Small Claims/
Family Law/Juvenile/Unlawful Detainer/Probate

Superior Court, County of El Dorado
South Lake Tahoe Division
1354 Johnson Blvd., Ste 2
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Criminal Fax: (530) 542-9102
Civil Fax (530) 544-6532

So Lake Tahoe Courthouse