civil court lawsuits

Contra Costa County Superior Court Online

Contra Costa County Superior Court has an Open Access website at which you can search:

  • Name Index - for plaintiffs or defendants in civil cases
  • Judges' Calendars - for cases currently being heard by each by court and judge

The main court web page is at:

Contra Costa Superior Court home page

The Open Access site for searching the name index or the judges' calendars is:

Contra Costa County Superior Court - Online Case and Calendar Information

Scroll down and click on the OPEN ACCESS link.

At the new page, click on the Open Access - Civil button, then click on the Log On/Choose Different Court button. At the new page pick one of the superior court branches and then click on the log on button.

Name Index

At the Open Access page click on the Open Access - Civil button, then click on the Log On/Choose Different Court button. At the new page pick one of the superior court branches and then click on the log on button. At the new page click on the Name Search button.

Type the name of a plaintiff or defendant into the search boxes. Then select a case from the list.

You'll get a list of court hearings and documents filed in the case. The court documents themselves are not yet available online, so you still have to write down the case number and go to the courthouse to view the documents.

Judges' Calendars

At the Open Access page click on the Open Access - Civil button, then click on the Log On/Choose Different Court button. At the new page pick one of the superior court branches and then click on the log on button. At the new page click on the Calendar Search button.

Select a date from the calendar and select the "department" or courtroom for a particular judge (see the judicial officers web page created the Contra Costa County Bar Association for a list of superior court judges and the "department" to which each is assigned).

You'll get a list of the cases being heard by that judge on the selected date.