Names Searches and Records Requests

There are different types of records searches and names searches that can be requested by individuals, search companies, businesses or government agencies. Each service performed by the court requires a fee which needs to be paid before the name search or copying of records can occur.

The Mono Superior Court does not have an online search engine that allows for access to the court’s case management system for Name Searches and Records. All search requests and copying are performed by a clerk or staff member employed by the Mono Superior Court.

A name search requires the person’s full legal name (and any alias’), date of birth and, if possible, a driver’s license number.

A records request requires a case number or docket number in order to locate the file to make copies. A name search may be requested in conjunction with the records request in order to expedite the process of getting the requested copies.

When making a Records Request or Name search, please be as specific as possible and send payment for services with the request. Requests can be made in person at the Mammoth Lakes or Bridgeport branches or by mail.

Please read below for information and options:

1. Making a Request for a Name Search for a Criminal and/or Civil Matter with dates from 2002 to present:

Cost:
$15.00 Per Name (pursuant to §70627 of the California Government Code)

Results:
The court will provide the following basic information for any known civil, misdemeanor or felony cases in the date range provided. Infractions are excluded from the results unless requested.

  • Case Number
  • Violation date/initial filing date
  • Charge/violation code
  • Severity of charge (i.e. Infraction, Misdemeanor or Felony)
  • Violation date
  • Sentencing (i.e. Dismissed, Convicted, Forfeited, etc.)
  • Date of Sentencing
  • Plea
  • Court Orders (i.e. fine amount, probation, time served, etc.)

The court tries to complete any search requests of this type within 1-2 weeks from date of receipt.

2. Request for a Name search for a Criminal and/or Civil Matter for dates prior to 2002:

Cost:
$15.00 Per Name

Results:
The court will provide the following basic information for any known civil, misdemeanor or felony cases in the date range provided. Infractions are excluded from the results unless requested.

  • Case Number
  • Violation date/initial filing date
  • Charge/violation code
  • Severity of charge (i.e. Infraction, Misdemeanor or Felony)
  • Violation date
  • Sentencing (i.e. Dismissed, Convicted, Forfeited, etc.)
  • Date of Sentencing
  • Plea
  • Court Orders (i.e. fine amount, probation, time served, etc.)

Due to the extensive nature for this request, the court tries to complete this type of search within 3-4 weeks from date of receipt. Some files may not be able to be located due to records destruction or misfiling.

3. Records requests for non-certified copies

Cost:
$.50 per page. The court will provide the total amount due AFTER the request has been made for the SPECIFIC documents needing copying.

  • If you do NOT have a case number, you will need to request a name search and pay the associated fee.
  • If you are requesting copies by mail, please make sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of the requested documents.
4. Records requests for certified copies

Cost:
$25.00 per document plus $1.00 per page. The court will provide the total amount due AFTER the request has been made for the SPECIFIC documents needing certified copying.

  • If you do NOT have a case number, you will need to request a name search and pay the associated fee.
5. Records requests for certified copies of a Dissolution of Marriage

Cost:
$15.00 per document plus $1.00 per page. The court will provide the total amount due AFTER the request has been made for the Judgment.

  • If you do NOT have a case number, you will need to request a name search and pay the associated fee.
6. Government agencies requesting name searches or record copies

California Superior Courts cannot charge other governmental agencies for civil court record searches and record copies. However, California Government Code §70633(c) and §70633(b), gives California Superior Courts the option to charge other governmental agencies for searching, copying and certifying copies of court criminal records. The Superior court of California for Mono County has opted to charge other governmental entities for searching, copying and certifying court criminal records pursuant to the aforementioned Government Code sections.

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