Documents maintained in court case files are public records and
subject to public inspection.
California Rules of Court, Rule 2.400(a)
states that all papers in the court files may be inspected by the public in the office of the clerk.
Rule 2.550(a) states that unless confidential or sealed by law,
all court records are presumed open.
The information set forth below only relates to inspection
and copying of documents filed with the court or court records in a particular
case, such as pleadings, orders and judgments. If you are seeking access to
information related to court administration, refer to the section on this page:
Access to Judicial Administrative Records.
The public may view and obtain copies of the following case types:
Before starting your file search, please be aware of the following:
We routinely purge court records pursuant to
Government Code section 68152.
Review this document for the length of time a record is kept (which varies)
and for policies governing file destruction.
How to View a Court File
The public may request and view a file by filling out the
Records Search Request form and showing a valid driver's license or other valid photo I.D.
All files must be viewed within the clerk’s office
during office hours.
Files cannot be removed from the court.
Any person who willfully removes, destroys or alters any court record is subject to the penalties imposed by Government Code sections 6200 or 6201.
How to Obtain a Copy of a Court Document or a Court File
The Amador Superior Court does not send out court files electronically or by fax. In addition, persons are not allowed to use cameras (including phones with cameras) to take pictures of the contents of a file.
Amador Superior Court, 500 Argonaut Lane, Jackson, CA 95642 with the following information:
Payments made by Mail:
Methods of Payment:
California Rules of Court, Rule 10.500, sets forth comprehensive public access provisions applicable to judicial administrative records maintained by state trial and appellate courts, the Judicial Council, and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).
Attn: Public Information Request
500 Argonaut Lane, Jackson, CA. 95642
Requests may be submitted on the Public Information Request Form. Please provide as much detail as possible regarding the nature of the records requested.
Requests may be submitted by mail or by hand-delivery to the Court during office hours.
Requests may also be placed in the lobby drop-box between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
The Court will make identifiable judicial administrative records available upon request, unless the records are exempt from disclosure under rule 10.500. Records may be subject to payment of a fee (see Fee Guidelines (PDF) and subdivision (e)(4) of rule 10.500).