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How to Access Ventura County Court Records?

Ventura County is located in the state of California with a total of 854,223 residents and was established in 1872.

Ventura county court records are vital records that are available in most cases to the general public. Some Ventura 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 Ventura 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 1,136,952 were filed in the county. As of 2018, 86% of the cases were criminal cases. The busiest courts in the county were Superior Court.

Finding Ventura County court records is possible using the California court system website at https://www.courts.ca.gov/, and even easier through Ventura 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 Ventura County court.

Ventura 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 Ventura County, CA.

The Ventura County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 150,288 filings, which indicates a decrease of 2% from 153,215 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court150,288

Most Popular Court Cases

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

Ventura 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 150,288 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 86% 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 Ventura 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
Criminal128,735
Civil12,469
Family Law6,631
Delinquency995
Probate954
Dependency504

Juvenile Delinquency in Ventura, CA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Ventura 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 2 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Ventura County. Of that total, 50% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 1 court cases. Another 50% were dependency cases that accounted for 1 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency57
Dependency6,857
Status6,526

Government of Ventura County, CA

County Seat: Ventura
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1872
Total Square Miles: 2,208
2019 Population: 854,223
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Ventura County, CA Courts