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How to Access San Francisco County Court Records?

San Francisco County is located in the state of California with a total of 884,363 residents and was established in 1850.

San Francisco county court records are vital records that are available in most cases to the general public. Some San Francisco courthouses are very busy with many different types of cases, and some courts see very few, some do not. It depends on the court structure and the number of homeowners. Many counties have court records posted online on their website for easy access in California. However, in some cases, you will have to visit a few different search engines to find California court records.

Public vital records for San Francisco County will include criminal cases (both felonies and misdemeanors), civil cases (like personal and business lawsuits), bankruptcies, marriages and divorces, liens, tax issues, small claims, traffic court cases, evictions, family law cases and more.

Since 2012, a total of 1,387,577 were filed in the county. As of 2018, 84% of the cases were criminal cases. The busiest courts in the county were Superior Court.

Finding San Francisco County court records is possible using the California court system website at https://www.courts.ca.gov/, and even easier through San Francisco County court records search tools like Infotracer. With just a name search, the user can review hundreds of available court records and cases from any San Francisco County court.

San Francisco County Court Caseload Data and Trends

Depending on the local government practices, and political and economic climates, court case numbers will vary from year to year in specific areas of San Francisco County, CA.

The San Francisco County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 144,282 filings, which indicates a decrease of 20% from 172,966 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court144,282

Most Popular Court Cases

You can tell a lot about an area by the types of legal proceedings that appear in county courts.

San Francisco County court records data dates back to 2012. Some may date back further, but they started formally recording them since 2012. There was a total of 144,282 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 84% of the total filings. The next most popular types of court cases are civil and family law cases. Check out the table below to review the filing information for a specific court case type in county.

There are various choices to lookup for a San Francisco County court case using someone’s name, the court type, the courthouse or county name, and other information.

Cases Type Number of filings in 2018
Criminal120,749
Civil15,759
Family Law5,253
Probate1,059
Dependency973
Delinquency489

Juvenile Delinquency in San Francisco, CA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the San Francisco County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in California often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 841 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of San Francisco County. Of that total, 46% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 385 court cases. Another 54% were dependency cases that accounted for 456 of the juvenile cases.

A lot of counties, including, San Francisco County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future San Francisco County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency14,342
Dependency13,659
Status234

Government of San Francisco County, CA

County Seat: San Francisco
Government Type: City-County Consolidation
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1850
Total Square Miles: 232
2019 Population: 884,363
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00
County Contact: 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place
City Hall
San Francisco , CA 94102-4689
http://sfgov.org/

San Francisco County, CA Courts