Court Records — Free Reference and Directory

Access to trial court records varies from state to state, and many trial courts offer online access to court records or court case information through statewide judiciary or individual court websites. Use to find online court records and contact information for trial courts in every state and county.

To get started, please select a state below:

Understand Your State's Court System and Jurisdictions

To help make a search for court records more targeted and effective, offers a summary chart of the types of cases heard by each type of court in each state, as well as more detailed information about the jurisdiction of each type of court.

Find Online Court Records and Resources lists links to online court record search services offered by statewide trial courts, individual trial courts and government agencies. In addition, there are links to other online legal resources from courts, government agencies, bar associations and non-profit legal services organizations.

Learn About Your Local Court

Statewide and local links include online access to court records, online court case information, court dockets, court calendars, published court orders, legal information, legal research, self-help tools, online court forms, court services, online payment services for court fines and fees, free legal services and lawyer referral services.

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