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Los Angeles Superior Court - Central District - Felony
210 W Temple St, Rm M-6
Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
Los Angeles, CA 90012 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 213-974-6141
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records released
This court can do misdemeanor searches for the Central District area of downtown LA, East LA, and Hollywood. Clerk's office on 5th Fl, records on 2nd. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Pomona Superior Court - South
350 W Mission Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM PST
P: 909-620-3023, 909-620-3107
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No probation, mental health or police reports released
Includes cities of Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, Walnut, San Dimas and unincorporated area including Diamond Bar. There is another court in Pomona at 400 350 W Mission that deals with Civil, Small Claims and Traffic matters.
Alhambra Superior Court - Northeast District
150 W Commonwealth Ave, 2nd Fl, Rm 200
Alhambra, CA 91801 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:15AM-4:30PM (phone:8:30AM-10:30AM; 1:30PM-3:30PM) PST
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No probation records released
Includes cities of Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Temple City, Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte, Bradbury and the unincorporated County area including South San Gabriel. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Lancaster Superior Court - North District
42011 4th St West
Michael D Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
Lancaster, CA 93534 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 661-974-7200
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Probate, Family, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Formerly Antelope; includes Lancaster, City of Palmdale, and unincorporated County territory including Acton, Agua Dulce, Fairmont, Lake Hughes, Llano, Leona Valley, Littlerock, Pearblossom, Quartz Hill, Roosevelt, Green Valley, Big Pines, Lake Elizabeth
Beverly Hills Superior Court - West District
9355 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM (phone:8:30AM-10:30AM; 1:30PM-3:30PM) PST
P: 310-281-2499
Jurisdiction: Traffic
As of June 3, 2013, criminal matters were reassigned to the Airport Court, except if connected to the West Hollywood Sheriff's Division then assigned to Van Nuys. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Burbank Superior Court - North Central District
300 E Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91502-1215 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-10:30AM; 1:30PM:-3:30PM PST
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions, Eviction, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Small Claims now heard in Glendale Court. Traffic Clerk is at 818-260-8499. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
West Covina Superior Court - East District
1427 W Covina Pky
West Covina, CA 91790 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 626-430-2598
F: 626-338-9596
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Formerly known as Citrus Court. Includes cities of Azusa, Baldwin Pk, Covina, Glendora, Industry, Irwindale, Valinda, West Covina and surrounding unincorporated county area. Traffic phone- 626-430-2599. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Compton Superior Court - South Central District
200 W Compton Blvd
Compton, CA 90220 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM; clerks- 9-11AM, 2-4PM PST
P: 310-605-4065
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions, Family Law, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No complaint records released
Includes cities of Carson, Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and unincorporated county areas around them. Civil Div- 9th Fl; Criminal in Rm 403. Probate was moved to the court in Norwalk. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Culver City Superior Court - See Santa Monica
http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Now combined with Santa Monica. Culver City did include Angelus Vista, portions of Marina del Rey, View Park and Windsor Hills, all surrounded by City of LA, on south bounded by Inglewood.
Downey Superior Court - Southeast District
7500 E Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
F: 562-803-6392
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records released
Comprised of the cities of Downey, Norwalk, La Mirada. Traffic Clerk is at 213-803-7046. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Glendale Superior Court - North Central District
600 E Broadway
Glendale, CA 91206 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation, police, CII reports released
Includes cities of Glendale, LaCanada-Flintridge and county areas known as Montrose, La Crescenta, Verdugo City, Highway Highlands, Kogel Canyon. Traffic Clerk is at 818-265-6499. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Inglewood Superior Court - Southwest District
One Regent St
Inglewood, CA 90301 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 310-419-5132
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Includes cities of Inglewood, Lennox and adjoining unincorporated area. Felony cases are only from these areas. Traffic Clerk can be reached at 310-419-1399. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Long Beach Superior Court - South District
275 Magnolia Ave
Gov. George Deukmejian Courthouse
Long Beach, CA 90802 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM; phones- 8:30-10:30AM & 1:30-3:30PM PST
P: 562-256-2310
F: 562-256-7878
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Juvenile, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Includes cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill and adjoining unincorporated area. Address requests to civil or criminal division. Criminal on 4th Fl; Civil on 2nd Fl. Now includes cases formerly at the Catalina Courthouse location.
Superior Court - Los Angeles Central District - Civil
111 N Hill St, Rm 106
Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Civic Ctr, Civil Indexing
Los Angeles, CA 90012 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 213-830-0803
F: 213-625-3244
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family law
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Any civil cases here under $25,000 are co-extensive with the city limits of Los Angeles and includes the City of San Fernando and sections designated as San Pedro, West Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Venice and the unincorporated county area known as Florence.
Superior Court - Los Angeles Probate Department
111 N Hill St, Rm 429
Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.lacourt.org/division/probate/...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM (telephone hours: 8:30-10:30 and 1:30-3:30) PST
P: 213-974-5471
Jurisdiction: Probate
Case summaries-notes available free at website; search by case number. Effective June 10, 2013, all probate cases pending in district courthouses, except those in North District, were transferred to Department 29 in the Central District.
Airport Superior Court - West District
11701 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 310-727-6025
F: 310-727-0591
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Newer court (2000); includes the areas of Palms, Mar Vista, Rancho Park, Marina del Rey, Venice, Playa del Rey, Sawtelle. Holds records for the former West LA Court covering Culver, El Segundo.
San Fernando Superior Court - North Valley District
900 3rd St, #1135 or #1137
San Fernando, CA 91340 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 818-256-1898
F: 818-837-7297
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No probation reports or arrest reports released
Includes Granada Hills, Northridge, Chatsworth, Sunland, Tujunga, Pacoima, Mission Hills, Sylmar, Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Sun Valley, San Fernando.
San Pedro Superior Court - Closed
http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Traffic, General Civil Non Pers. Inj, and Limited Civil Unlawful Detainer assigned to Long Beach; Limited Civil Non-Collection and General Pers. Inj. assigned to Stanley Mosk; Limited Civil Collection assigned to Norwalk; Small Claims assigned to Downey.
Metropolitan Branch Superior Court - Central District
1945 S Hill St, Rm 200
Los Angeles, CA 90007 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 213-744-4022
F: 213-744-1879
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation, driver's license, medical, arrest report or confidential reports released
Vehicle Code misdemeanor and traffic citations for the incorporated City of Los Angeles excluding the areas known as San Pedro, W. Los Angeles and communities of San Fernando Valley and the unincorporated County area more commonly known as Florence.
Van Nuys Superior Court - West - Criminal
14400 Erwin St Mall, Rm 200
Van Nuys, CA 91401 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-410:30AM: 1:30PM-3:30PM PST
P: 818-989-6998
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation reports or arrest reports released
Misdemeanors for the part of city known as Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Reseda, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Canoga Park, Tarzana, Porter Ranch, Winnetka and Panorama City. Traffic Clerk is at 818-989-6999
West Los Angeles Superior Court Closed - See Various Courts
http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Small Claims assigned to Inglewood; Traffic assigned to Santa Monica; Parking Appeal matters assigned to Stanley Mosk.
Southeast District Superior Court - Bellflower
10025 E Flower St
Bellflower, CA 90706 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM PST
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Includes Artesia, Bellflower, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Cerritos. Also includes Norwalk for criminal cases only. Traffic Clerk is at 562 345-3399. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Malibu Superior Court - Closed
http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
All felony and misdemeanor cases from the Malibu courthouse have been assigned to the Van Nuys courthouse. All Traffic matters from the Malibu courthouse have been assigned to the Santa Monica courthouse.
Norwalk Superior Court - Southeast District
12720 Norwalk Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 562-345-3398
F: 562-863-8757
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Probate, Family Law, Evictions
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
The probate cases formerly held in Compton are now held here. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Van Nuys Superior Court - East - Civil
6230 Sylmar St
Van Nuys, CA 91401 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 818-901-4799
F: 818-779-7713
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims, Family Law, Evictions
Restricted Records: No probation reports or arrest reports released
Includes Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Reseda, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Canoga Park, Tarzana, Porter Ranch, Winnetka and Panorama City. Civil jurisdiction depends if limited or general. See filing court locator on the web.
Hollywood Superior Court - Central District: See Other Courts
http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
See Clara Shortridge Foltz for felony; see East Los Angeles for misdemeanor; see Metropolitan for criminal infractions.
Santa Clarita Superior Court - North Valley District
23747 W Valencia Blvd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30PM (phone: 8:30AM-10:30 AM; 1:30PM-3:30PM) PST
P: 661-253-5698
F: 661-254-4107
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation, or police reports w/out court approval released.
Formerly Newhall Sup. Ct. Includes Saugus, Canyon Country, Valencia, Santa Clarita and open area bound by Ventura County, Kern County line, Agua Dulce, and Glendale/Los Angeles city limits (south). Phone for Traffic is 661-253-5699
Pasadena Superior Court - Northeast District
300 E Walnut Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 626-356-5689
F: 626-568-3903
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Probate, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Includes cities of Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and the area of Altadena. Traffic phone- 213-742-1928. Some older probate records may be found in the Burbank Court. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Pomona Superior Court - North - Closed
http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Unlawful Detainer assigned to Pasadena; Small Claims assigned to Alhambra; Misdemeanor and non Highway Patrol Traffic assigned to Pomona South; Highway patrol Traffic assigned to El Monte; Civil Limited Collection assigned to Norwalk; PI to Mosk.
El Monte Superior Court - East District
11234 E Valley Blvd
El Monte, CA 91731 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM PST
P: 626-575-4121
F: 626-444-9029
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: Will not release unlawful detainer for 60 days. No probation reports, med records, search warrants, rap sheet, CLETS's, transcripts or sealed records released.
Includes cities of El Monte, South El Monte, La Puente, Rosemead and adjacent unincorporated county area. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Santa Anita Superior Court - Northeast District - Closed
Court closed - merged with Alhambra Court. See that court.
Santa Monica Superior Court - West District
1725 Main St, Rm 224
Santa Monica, CA 90401 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-10:30AM; 1:30PM-4:30PM PST
P: 310-255-1963
F: 310-576-1399
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Family Law, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation reports or unlawful detainer records released
Includes Santa Monica City and unincorporated area of Veteran's Admin. facilities in West LA, and Culver City records. Small claims-310-260-1886. Criminal section at LAX-Airport Courthouse. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Torrance Superior Court - Southwest District
825 Maple Ave
Torrance, CA 90503-5058 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:15AM-4:30PM PST
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil, Traffic, Family
Restricted Records: No probation reports, medical or psychiatric reports, criminal history rap sheets released.
Includes cities of Torrance, Gardena, Rolling Hills/Estates, Manhattan Beach, Lomita, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes & Lawndale. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Huntington Park Superior Closed - cases assigned to various courts
http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic Pre-8/2004 Misdemeanor
Small Claims assigned to Downey; Limited Civil Collections assigned to Norwalk; Limited Civil Non-Collections assigned to Stanley Mosk (Central Civil); Limited Civil Unlawful Detainer assigned to Long Beach.
Chatsworth Superior Court
9425 Penfield Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 818-407-2270
F: 818-576-8687
Jurisdiction: Civil, Small Claims, Traffic, Juvenile, Family Law
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Traffic is at 818-407-2268, Family Law at 818-407-2271. Phones are not accessible from 10:30AM thru 1:30PM.
Whittier Superior Court -Closed - Cases assigned to various courts
http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Small Claims assigned to Downey; Limited Civ. Coll. Assigned to Norwalk; Limited Civ. Non-Coll. Assigned to Stanley Mosk; Limited Civil Unlawful Detainer assigned to Long Beach; Traffic and Criminal assigned to Belflower, Downey, and Norwalk.
East Los Angeles Superior Court - Central District
4848 E Civic Center Way
Los Angeles, CA 90022 http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 323-780-2025
F: 323-780-3538
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Includes cities of Montebello, Commerce, and adjacent unincorporated area bordering Monterey Park to north and Los Angeles to the west. Civil actions discontinued as of 5/2003. C
Catalina Courthouse (See Long Beach)
Jurisdiction: Traffic, Juvenile
This court is one of the courts severely impacted by the June 14, 2013 closures. It is only open every other Friday. All record search matters are referred to the courthouse in Long Beach.

Los Angeles County, CA Vital Records

Contact the Los Angeles County Office of the Registrar-Recorder-County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Los Angeles County
Registrar-Recorder-County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy, 2nd Fl, #2207
Norwalk, CA 90650 http://www.lavote.net/
8AM-5PM, till 7PM on 3rd Thursday every month. PST
Phone: 562-462-2133, 800-201-8999
Fax: 562-864-1250
Recorded Documents, Fictitious Business Names

Los Angeles County Vital Certificates

Los Angeles County Vital Certificates

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Los Angeles County Information

As the most populated county in the United States, Los Angeles County is an area of true diversity, both in geography and in cultural offerings to residents and visitors. With sandy beaches, green valleys, serene deserts, and majestic mountains, the County has a variety of landscapes to be enjoyed. Whether it's a day at the world famous Venice Beach or a hike through the Angeles National Forest, you are sure to find an entertaining outdoor activity. In fact, the County is home to 87 parks and nearly 350 miles of hiking trails!

However, if you are more interested in the cultural aspects that Los Angeles County has to offer, you're in luck. You could spend a day at the Museum of Art or the Museum of Natural History, or you could go to the Hollywood Bowl for a concert. A day in Hollywood will bring you sights such as Grauman's Chinese theater where the stars have left their handprints, Universal Studios, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Madame Tussaud's wax museum.

Finally, don't forget the shopping and dining that Los Angeles County has to offer. From Rodeo Drive in upscale Beverly Hills to the little trendy boutiques scattered throughout the greater LA area, your shopping needs will be met. When it's time to fuel up, there are thousands of restaurants featuring every type of cuisine you can imagine. Yamashiro in West Hollywood serves top-rated Asian fare, Crustacean in Westside dishes up some of the best French food around, or you could head to Katsuya in Hollywood where celebrities often hang out. No matter what your taste is, Los Angeles County has something for you.

Los Angeles County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 4,060.87 sq mi
Population (2009): 9,848,011
  • Females: 50.4%
  • White: 74.0%
  • Black/African American: 9.3%
  • Asian: 13.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 48.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 28.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): 328,680
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 36.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 54.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 69.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 24.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.98
Housing Units (2000): 3,270,909
Homeownership Rate (2000): 47.9%
Migration Flow to Los Angeles County, CA from (2007-2008):

Los Angeles County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $319,269,445
  • Construction: $13,467,422
  • Retail Trade: $18,927,285
  • Professional and Technical Services: $38,688,062
  • Healthcare: $26,278,640
  • Banking: $22,192,258
  • Retail Trade: $18,927,285
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $8,558,297
  • Manufacturing: $34,016,704
  • Farms: $215,447
  • Government: $44,091,877
Employed (2000): 3,953,415
Unemployed (2000): 354,347
Unemployment Rate (2009): 11.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $39,794
Local Government Employment (2007): 467,374
Local Government Revenue (2007): $47,020,998 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $42,997,440 (thou. dol.)

Los Angeles County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 151,908
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.6
Deaths (2007): 58,383
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 815
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.4

Los Angeles County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 59,788
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 806
  • Forcible rape: 2,173
  • Robbery: 26,731
  • Aggravated Assault: 30,078
Property Crimes (2008): 259,682
  • Burglary: 54,532
  • Larceny-Theft: 148,579
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 56,571

Los Angeles County Genealogy Records