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Court Records

The Ventura Courthouse handles civil, family law (divorce, legal separation, and child custody matters), probate, small claims, criminal (both felony and misdemeanors), and traffic matters. The court also handles confidential categories such as juvenile, paternity, adoption, and mental health.

The East County Courthouse handles civil, family law, small claims, criminal, and traffic matters. Completed traffic and criminal citations and files are sent to Ventura when complete.

For marriage and business licenses, contact the Ventura County Clerk’s office at (805) 654-3788. For birth certificates, death certificates, and mechanic liens, contact the County Recorder’s Office at (805) 654-2291.

Locations

Ventura Courthouse

Superior Court Records
Hall of Justice, Room 218
800 South Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Tel (805) 654-2880

East County Courthouse

Superior Court Records - East County
3855-F Alamo Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063-2110

Tel (805) 582-7526

Juvenile Courthouse

Superior Court Records
4353 Vineyard Ave
Oxnard, CA 93036

Tel (805) 981-5977


Mailing Addresses

Ventura Courthouse

Superior Court Records
Hall of Justice, Room 218
800 South Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

East County Courthouse

Superior Court Records - East County
P.O. Box 1200
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Juvenile Courthouse

Superior Court Records
Hall of Justice, Room 218
800 South Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009


Viewing Files

Ventura cases can be viewed in room 218 at the Hall of Justice. East County cases can be viewed at the East County Courthouse. A current picture identification is required. The identification will be returned when the case file is returned to the records clerk. You may not remove documents from case files. You may not remove a case file from either courthouse.

Juvenile and Adoption cases can be viewed at the Juvenile Courthouse. A current picture identification is required, and you must be a party to the case. The identification will be returned when the case file is returned to the records clerk. You may not remove documents from the case files. You may not remove a case file from the juvenile courthouse.

Note: In some instances, files may not be viewed without a court order.

Record Searches

Depending on how old the case that you are searching for is, you may be able to find it on our Case Inquiry page.

You can also come into any Ventura County courthouse to look up a case personally. There are public access terminals available in the lobbies of room 210 and 218 of the Hall of Justice in the Ventura Courthouse and also in the lobbies of the East County and Juvenile Courthouses. There is no fee to utilize these terminals. You can also ask the clerk at the Records counters in each of the courthouses to search the record for you. The fee for a search is $15.00 per name. Fees can be paid via cash or check.

You can also mail your request to either courthouse with a self addressed stamped envelope and a check made out to Ventura Superior Court for $15.00. Include the name you want searched, the type of case involved, and the approximate date of the case. Be sure to include fees for any copies that you may need (see below).

Copies

Copies are $.50 per page. If you need your copies certified, there is a $25.00 fee in addition to the per page fee. A certified copy of a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage (divorce) is $15.00 (no additional per page fee).


For frequently asked questions about Records, please visit our FAQs page.

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