See Santa Cruz County, CA courts and search free public court records. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters.
The Superior Court of California-Santa Cruz Courthouse 701 Ocean Street Santa Cruz CA 95060 831-420-2200
Watsonville Superior Court 200 Walker Street Watsonville CA 95076 831-786-7200
Santa Cruz County Courts maintain records on all legal actions taken in Santa Cruz County, CA, which can include court cases, legal filings, and court docket information. These public records are open and available upon request in Santa Cruz County. In order to locate the correct court record, you will need to know which Santa Cruz County Court heard the case. Legal actions are divided between Santa Cruz County Criminal Courts and Santa Cruz County Civil Courts.Santa Cruz County Criminal Records
Criminal Courts in Santa Cruz County, CA maintain records on felony and misdemeanor cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, DUIs, property crimes, drug charges, and other criminal charges. These criminal records often include Santa Cruz County Police Department records, bond information, and personal information about the defendant.Santa Cruz County Civil Court Records
Civil Courts at the California State level in Santa Cruz County contain public records on legal actions that are not criminal in nature, including traffic accident reports, divorce proceedings, nonpayment claims following business transactions, consumer complaints, and product liability claims. California Civil Courts have records on Santa Cruz County adoption, divorce, estate, bankruptcy, probate, and Santa Cruz County Tax Court records. Some of these records may be sealed or partially redacted due to the sensitive information they contain.Federal Civil Court Records in Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County Federal Civil Courts have records on business and personal bankruptcy cases, civil rights abuses, disputes among banks and financial institutions, interstate commerce claims, and any issue involving Federal government agencies. You can also obtain court records on Santa Cruz County subpoenas, indictments, jury lists, summonses, warrants, writs, injunctions, foreclosures, and judgments from a Santa Cruz County Court.Contact Santa Cruz County Courts
Once you have identified the court holding the documents you need, you can contact that court directly for court records. For Federal Courts in Santa Cruz County, the National Archives Order Reproductions site provides an online search tool for court records. For local, Santa Cruz County Court, or California State Court records, you can file an application with the court's clerk or use an online database.