Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room 113
8:30am - 3:30pm
Exhibits for small claims, civil, family law, juvenile, probate, and criminal cases may be claimed by the
party to whom the exhibits belong or the party's attorney. Exhibits may be picked up from the Records Management Unit.
To pick up exhibits, the underlying case must be concluded and the appeal period must have expired. The Court requires
individuals claiming exhibits to present photo identification (driver's license, California identification card, or
other valid photo identification.) Requests to pick up exhibits must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the pick
Exhibits may be released to an individual other than the party to whom the exhibits belong or the party's attorney if
that person presents the Court with photo identification (driver's license, California identification card, or other
valid photo identification) and a signed and dated letter from the owner of the exhibit authorizing third party pickup
and including that person's name, address and telephone number.
California Code of Civil Procedures section 1952 states that exhibits submitted to the Court in civil actions shall be
destroyed sixty (60) calendar days after the final determination of the case. Final determination includes expiration of the appeal
period. Written notice of the planned destruction of exhibits, except small claims exhibits, shall be mailed to parties
by the Court. Following proper notice, the Court shall destroy the exhibits. The California Penal Code, starting at
section 1417, states that criminal case exhibits may generally be destroyed thirty (30) calendar days after the final determination
of the case.
Pursuant to Standing Order 04-02, the Court does not store dangerous, toxic or bio-hazardous materials exhibits in any
cases. These exhibits are returned to the charging agency at the conclusion of the court case.
Records Management - Main Page
The Court has created a centralized office for the viewing and copying of all public court records and to
pick up exhibits after the conclusion of a court case. Active and disposed court records for all public
case types (criminal, civil, family law, probate, small claims, etc.) may be requested for public inspection
by contacting the Records Management Office in person or by phone, mail or email.