Administrative Records Request, CRC, Rule 10.500
PUBLIC ACCESS RULE – REQUESTS FOR RECORDS
If you would like to request information about a case or documents, please contact the court district where the matter was filed and/or heard. Do not use this form and/or email address to request case records.
Please note: The Superior Court of San Bernardino California, San Bernardino County does NOT maintain records or documents related to specific cases filed in the courts of California. You will need to contact the court in which the record was originally filed to get this information. Documents or information held by the courts and unable to be requested here are as follows:
- Divorce records
- Court case records (e.g. opinions, briefs, complaints, filings)
- Traffic tickets and other traffic violations
- Probate-related records, including estates, conservatorships, and wills
- Name change records
- Jury service information or assistance
The Superior Court is exempt from the provisions of the Public Records Act, rather, we are governed by California Rule of Court 10.500, Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records. Those making requests for records must submit a request in writing. The information regarding the submission of requests can be found on the Court's website under Forms and Rules - first section entitled:
Administrative Records Request
Subject to reasonable accommodation for individuals with special needs, requests to inspect or copy the court's administrative records other than case information must be made in writing by mail or delivery. Email and facsimile requests are not accepted.
The written request must identify the requestor and provide a mailing address to which the requested records may be sent. A telephone number should be provided to facilitate questions and to provide assistance in making a focused and effective request that reasonably describes an identifiable administrative record.
There is currently a copying fee of $0.10 per page, which must be paid in advance. In addition, depending upon the request, there may be a charge for other direct costs of duplication or production including, but not limited to, the costs incurred in retrieving requested records from a remote storage facility or archive and the costs of mailing responsive records. See California Rule of Court 10.500(e)(4)(B)(ii).
Requests from Commercial users, other than representatives of the news media, for a purpose that furthers the commercial, trade, or profit interests of the requester or the person on whose behalf the request is being made may also be charged a fee to recover the actual costs of staff search and review time, based upon an hourly rate for salary and benefits of each employee involved. California Rule of Court 10.500(e)(4)(C).
Requests may be submitted by completing the Request for Judicial Administrative Records Form and sending it to the Court by e-mail or U.S. Mail to:
Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
Communications & Public Affairs Office – Public Records Request
247 West Third Street, 11th Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415E-mail: email@example.com
The Communications & Public Affairs office to whom the requests must be mailed or delivered is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal court holidays.