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Terms of Use


 Terms of Use for Case Name Search Application

During the early March 2014 deployment of this application, no users will be charged during a brief ‘try it out’ period.   After that period, the system will require payment for all users with the exception of approved government agencies and approved Court partners.             

Fee-based Use by the public

(This is not applied to government employees who are eligible to use this application for free.)

  • A fee will be charged for all searches by person or business name. The fees collected from the Case Name Searches are used to provide public access to electronic records.
  • The fees are:
    • $1.50 for 1 name search credit
    • $5.00 for 5 name search credits
    • $9.00 for 10 name search credits
    • $70.00 for 75 name search credits
    • $400.00 for unlimited name search credits for 30 days
  • You are only allowed to purchase one search package at a time.
  • All purchases are non-interest bearing and non-refundable.
  • You cannot transfer search credits to any other accounts at any time.
  • You can close your account at any time. All balance of search credit is non-refundable.
  • You can search your registered name for no charge.
  • Once you have created a search result, you may re-run the identical search for free for 14 days from the date you perform the initial search.   A credit will be deducted if the search is re-run after 14 days.
  • A ‘Record Not Found' result is considered a valid search. Fees are charged for each name search regardless of the results even when case information is not available.
  • The Case Name Search application accepts credit cards payment only. (Master Card, Visa card, Discover card, Diners club card and American Express card).
  • The only financial information that the Court retains is:
    •    Credit Card expiration date
    •    Credit Card Name
    •    Credit Card Type
    •    Last 4 digits of Credit Card Number
    •    Transaction Amount

          All other financial information is safeguarded by the merchant bank used to house the funds from any transaction and that information is protected by all security measures used by that financial institution.



  • This site allows you to access the Orange County Superior Court via a secure web server.
  • The data used in this application is refreshed daily.  The Name Search system will be unavailable from 2:00AM - 2:15AM PT each day during these updates. Otherwise, users may have access to the 7 days/24 hours except during Court's maintenance times generally between 6:00PM – 7:00PM PT and during any emergency situations.  Users are warned that logging in during that time may result in suboptimal system performance.
  • The Court reserves the right to block or halt any activity that impacts system performance to the Case Name Search application. Automated data-mining above a Court-determined threshold is not an activity that is supported by this system.   If such activity is detected, the Court has the right to limit usage so that overall system performance is maintained.
  • If any problems occur when creating the account, please use the ‘Contact Us’ link at the top of this page. When possible include the following detailed information: error message, screen shot, etc. when sending feedback.
  • Users acknowledge and consent to Court monitoring and auditing of any access to the Case Name Search using login ID and password.
  • Access to the Case Name Search is granted solely at the discretion of the Orange County Superior Court. The Court may revoke or deny user’s access for any reason or no reason. Any person who willfully destroys or alters any court record maintained in electronic form is subject to prosecution and penalties, including those imposed by Government Code section 6201. Please read the Court’s Privacy Policy at: www.occourts.org/privacy-policy.html for more details.


Restrictions on Access and Use

  • All users agree to establish and practice data security for all information obtained through the Case Name Search that prevents unauthorized use, access, distribution, modification, theft, or sabotage, whether internal or external and whether due to natural or human-caused disasters or intrusions. Unauthorized use includes, but is not limited to, electronically uploading to internet websites, copying, saving, faxing or emailing information obtained from the Case Name Search, except in the course of representation of a party. Users may not sell, assign, or transfer any Information obtained from the Case Name Search.
  • In accessing or using this Website and the content, you agree to comply with these Terms of Use as well as applicable laws, rules (including but not limited to the California Rules of Court), regulations, and court orders.
  • This Website and the content are protected by applicable copyrights, and other proprietary and intellectual property rights.
  • To perform a search by name, you must have an online account. Your email address is your account login ID.
  • You can modify your account last name, first name and middle name a maximum of once per year.  Additional modification requests may be submitted for consideration by clicking the ‘Contact Us’ button on the top of the web page.
  • If you forget your password, please click on 'Forgot password' link to reset your password.
  • Any account that has not been in use for over one year with a zero search credit balance will be reviewed for closure.   Your account can be re-opened upon request.


About Case Name Searches

  • A search by name returns a list of case numbers and filing dates matching the party name entered. The register of actions will be displayed when a case number is selected if available for public viewing.
  • Case Name Search application provides a link to the case detail housed in the Case Access application as a convenience.   If Case Access detail is not available for public viewing, the user will get a ‘not available’ message.
  • Case Index detail may be available for a case found in Case Name Search.   The user may copy and paste a case number into the Case Index application to review additional detail in Case Index.
  • The system will maintain a search history for 13 months from the date of first search and a transaction history for 13 months from the date of purchase.
  • Search by a person's alias name is not available in Case Name Search.
  • You are allowed to search the result by either 'Similar' or 'Exact’ match to your search entry. The system is default to ‘Similar’.
  • You can search the case either by 'All case types' or 'Criminal’ case type. The system is defaulted to 'All case types'.
  • You will get a warning if your matching search result exceeds 500 records. You can choose to go back to the search screen to narrow your search. For example: you can pick 'Exact’ match instead of 'Similar'. Your search credit will not be deducted if you decide to do so.


Special Terms of Use for Free Case Name Search Users Only

  • Government employees are eligible to use this application for free.   Applicant supervisory and Orange County Court approval may be required to complete this process.
  • Free Case Name Search Subscriptions will undergo an annual renewal process requiring approval from both requestor’s supervisor and the Court. Free Case Name Search users will be asked to update their account information prior to the annual renewal.
  • Account that fails to be activated 1 month after the renewal period will be terminated unless otherwise indicated by the organization.  Accounts can be reinstated after the termination period if the user submits a request thru 'Contact us'.
  • During the Subscription period, Free Case Name Search users will be granted access to all information in the Case Name Search application for free.
  • Free Case Name Search users may access, use, and disclose information from the Case Name Search application only for legitimate work-related purposes. Should a Free Case Name Search user authorize staff or consultants to access, use, and/or disclose information from the Case Name Search application, the Free Case Name Search user is responsible for overseeing the propriety of all usage. Improper use of access under this agreement will be attributed to the user.
  • Indemnification: Free Case Name Search users agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the Orange County Superior Court, its officers, agents and employees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”), with respect to any claim, loss, liability, damage, lawsuit, cost, or expense that arises out of, or is in any way related to the Free Case Name Search user’s use of the Case Name Search. The indemnity obligation will extend, without limitation, to any and all claims of every kind and nature whatsoever, arising in any manner by reason of the acts, errors, omissions or willful misconduct incident to the use of Case Name Search by the Free Case Name Search user and its agents or employees, as to any injury, loss, or damage that is sustained by any person, entity or organization.
  • The provisions of this section shall survive the expiration or termination of this agreement.


Information Disclaimer



The Information contained on this site does not constitute the official record of the Orange County Superior Court.

Any user of this information is hereby advised that the information contained on this site may contain errors and inaccuracies, and that the information is being provided “as is”.

The user acknowledges and agrees that neither the Orange County Superior Court nor the County of Orange is in any way liable for the accuracy or validity of the information provided on this site.

The user consents to access the records contained on this site only in the manner instructed by the court. Users further consent to the court’s monitoring of their access to the records.

Use of the information provided on this site is limited only to the uses permitted by law or court order.

The court may deny or cancel any user’s access to this site for any reason or no reason.

Click here to view the court’s Privacy Policy at:www.occourts.org/privacy-policy.html

Case Name Search fee information is available at: https://apps.occourts.org/Home/TermsAndConditions

Although the web pages are routinely updated, there may be a delay in posting changes.

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