Marin County Courthouse

The Marin County Courthouse in Northern California raises quite a few questions from our clients.  Here are the basics:

  • ·         The court is now open daily 8:30am – 3:30pm.
  • ·          Civil and Criminal records can be searched in the Superior Court Records Room.
  • ·           Because the facility is small, many files are stored off site.  Often, older and dismissed case files are destroyed entirely.  When a file is     destroyed a docket may still be available.  The clerk cannot determine page count of a docket until it is printed.  Once printed it must be paid for regardless of length.  The docket does not confirm DOB or SSN in criminal matters.
  • ·         Files must be ordered and viewed to confirm DOB and/or SSN.  Clerk cannot confirm DOB/SSN.
  • ·         The time of day that a file is ordered will determine when the file will be available for viewing.
  • ·         On site files are generally available the following day.
  • ·         Off site files may take 3-5 business days for delivery.
  • ·         Clerk charges $5 per file for off site delivery.
  • ·         Copies are $1 per page.

This court tends to change its procedures often.  Please feel free to contact Dana anytime with questions you may have!

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