civil court lawsuits

Alameda County Superior Court Online

The Alameda County Superior Court has a website with Four options for searching for civil court cases:

There is no way to search for free by the names of people or companies to locate cases in which they are plaintiffs of defendants. Alameda County is charging a fee for such a search, and also charges a fee to view some of the court records online.

The main Alameda County Superior Court website is:

Alameda County Superior Court

Pending Case Hearings Search

Alameda County Superior Court has a Find Your Court Date database of docket information on current criminal and civil cases.

It is searchable by the name of a plaintiff or defendant. Go to:

Alameda County Find Your Court Date

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 the hearing will be held and the civil case file number.

You then can use the case file number at the Case Number Search page described below to access court documents in the case.

To see how the Alameda County Find Your Court Date database works and what's available, try a search for just a common last name, such as Smith (and be sure to check the Today plus the next four court dates button).

Case Number Search

Alameda County Superior Court has a web page where, if you know the file number for a civil case, you can search for electronic copies of documents filed in civil court cases. Go to:

DomainWeb

At that page click on the link for Case Number Search.

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.

When you've selected a particular case, to see what documents are available for viewing onilne in the case, click on the Register of Actions tab (a fee is charged to view some of the files).

Case Filing Date Search

You also can locate a case by the date it was filed, if you know the date. Go to:

DomainWeb

At that page click on the link for Public Reports (Filings) Search.

Then click on a case number in that list to get more information on that particular case.

Then to see what documents are available for viewing onilne in the case, click on the Register of Actions tab (a fee is charged to view some of the files).

Judges' Calendars Search

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.

Go to:

DomainWeb

At that page, click on the link for:

Calendar Search

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.

Then to see what documents are available for viewing onilne in the case, click on the Register of Actions tab (a fee is charged to view some of the files).

Paid Searches Online

Alameda County Superior Court offers a paid service for searching by names of people or companies to locate cases in which they are plaintiffs of defendants. Go to:

DomainWeb

At that page, click on the link for:

Name Search