THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF ALAMEDA
How This Site Works

Welcome to DomainWeb, the Court's Public Records Web Portal!

DomainWeb provides information about General Civil, Probate and Family Law cases. Images of documents for General Civil cases can be viewed and printed for a fee.
Images are also available for a fee, on Probate cases for documents filed after January 31, 2006, except for conservatorships, guardianships and confidential documents.
Family Law cases have no images. DomainWeb does not include Criminal, Juvenile, or Traffic cases. Information about traffic citations is available here.

DomainWeb offers Name Search, where you can do searches by name and receive a list of case numbers and filing dates matching the party name entered, if the information is available. The register of actions will be displayed when a case number is selected.

DomainWeb has a Calendar Search page, where you can choose a date and court location, and see calendars for departments that hear the aforementioned types of cases. You can see the types of calendars that are heard in each department.

If you know your case number, you can use DomainWeb's Case Number Search page, where you can read about the parties to a case, read the Register of Actions and the minutes, view dates for future hearings, and view and/or print images for a fee, of the actual case documents.

Public Reports (Filings) provides links to all non-confidential cases filed on any given day, by location and case type. The case creation petition (filing) is available to view ONLY for free for the first 5 days from the date of filing and only through the Public Reports(Filings) page.

Complex Litigation Court cases are designated complex if, pursuant to California Rule of Court 3.400, a case requires exceptional judicial management to avoid placing unnecessary burdens on the court or the litigants.

For additional information, please contact Ask Records Management.

The Courts and County of Alameda declare that information provided by and obtained from this application does not constitute the official record of the court. Any user of the information contained herein is advised that it is provided AS IS, and may be subject to error or omission. By accessing the information contained herein, users acknowledge and agree that neither the Courts of Alameda County, the developers of this application, nor the County of Alameda, its contractors, subcontractors, or agents are responsible nor liable in any way for the accuracy or validity of any of the information provided.

Effective July 1st, 2014, name searches and document downloads will incur a public access fee that reimburses the Court for the cost of providing public access to its electronic records1. A credit card is required for payment of these fees.

You may also come to the court and access the case information and documents online through one of the court’s public terminals free of charge (requests for printed copies will be charged at the rate published in the Court’s Fee Schedule).

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Free Documents:

The following documents can be viewed & printed for free:

  • Civil Law and Motion Tentative Rulings.
  • Tentative and Final Case Management Conference Rulings.
  • Probate Examiner Notes.
  • On the Public Reports(Filings), the case creation petition (filing) is available to view ONLY for free for the first 5 days from the date of filing and only through the Public Reports(Filings) page.
Name Search Fee:
  • $1.00 for 1 name search.

Document DownloadFee:

 1 to 5 pages $1.00 per page
 6 to 74 pages $0.50 per page
 Maximum charge for 75 pages or more $40.00 per document

To retrieve your purchased documents, you must login to your account. You have the option to open the document to view/print or download the document.

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view documents.
  • Documents will be available on-line for 15 days from the date of purchase.
  • Documents larger than 250 pages are not accessible online. For further information please click here.
  • Half Page Previews are available for most documents.
  • Your session will timeout after 15 minutes of inactivity.
  • Do not use your browser's back button. Instead, to move from page to page, use the buttons provided on this website.
  • IMPORTANT: Do not refresh the page during a payment transaction.

An account is required to conduct name searches, document purchases, fee waivers or to access the system for free as a government entity. One of the major benefits of establishing an account is a monthly billing feature. With this feature, a user can be billed on a monthly basis for any searches or purchases on the site.
Please see the Create Account page for more details.

Copyright and other proprietary rights may apply to filed documents, absent an express grant of additional rights by the holder of the copyright or other proprietary right. Take notice that:

  1. a. Use of such information in a case file is permissible only to the extent permitted by law or court order;
  2. b. Any use inconsistent with proprietary rights is prohibited.

Be advised that any person who willfully destroys or alters any court record maintained in electronic form is subject to the penalties imposed by Government Code section 6201.

Return/Refund Policy

All information provided by the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda through this internet service is provided "as is", with no warranties, expressed or implied, including the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda furthermore, does not guarantee or warrant the correctness, completeness or utility for any general or specific purpose of the data available through the access of this site. In no event shall the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda be liable for any damages, of any nature whatsoever, arising out of the use of, or the inability to use this internet service.

View/Print Malfunctions

Customers may choose to print copies of document images using their personal computer. The court is not responsible or liable for any malfunction of a customer's printer used for such purposes and will not issue a refund if a document fails to print.

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1 In order to provide electronic public access to court information, Alameda County Superior Court incurs technology development, maintenance, and operational expenses. Pursuant to California Rule of Court 2.506 and Government Code Section 68150(l), the Court may impose fees for the costs of providing access to its electronic records.