civil court lawsuits
Alameda County Superior Court Online
The Alameda County Superior Court has a website with three options for searching for civil court cases:
- Court Case Documents Database (searchable only by case number)
- Pending Case Hearings (searchable by plaintiff or defendant, but only for cases with hearings in the next 5 days)
- Judges' Calendars (for cases being heard in the next 30 days, seachable by court and judge)
The main court web page is:
Documents filed in many pending civil cases are available at a special page at the Alameda County Superior Court website called:
Alameda County Superior Court has a special web page where you can search for electronic copies of documents filed in civil court cases. Go to:
At that page click on the link for Case Summary.
There you can look up court files if you know the file number for a case. This site is not searchable by the name of a plaintiff or defendant. You need to know the case file number to access the records for that case.
After searching for a case, to see what documents are available for viewing onilne in the case, click on the Register of Actions button in the menu on the left. For help on viewing the documents, see the About Image Viewing page.
You also can locate a case by the date it was filed, if you know the date. To do this, at the main DomainWeb site click on the link for Public Reports (Filings).
Alameda County Superior Court has a database of court calendar information on pending civil cases, which is searchable by the name of a plaintiff or defendant:
The database provides information on up to the next five days of court hearings. Be sure to check the circle next to Today plus the next four court dates to search the calendar for more than just one day.
Your search results will include the date and time of a hearing, the "department" or courtroom in which it will be held and the case file number.
You then can use the case file number to search the Court Case Documents Database described above to access court documents in the case.
Alameda County Superior Court has an online database of court calendars that list the cases being heard by different judges.
The calendars are for cases being heard in the next 30 days.
At that page, click on the link for:
You'll get a page where you can pick a courthouse and then pick a particular judge.
At the page for a judge, you'll see listings for the different types of civil proceedings the judge will be hearing on different dates and at different times.
Click on one of those headings to get a list of specific cases being heard on that particular day and time.
Then click on a case number in that list to get more information on that particular case.
To see what documents are available for viewing onilne in the case, click on the Register of Actions button in the menu on the left. For help on viewing the documents, see the About Image Viewing page.