Big Bear Lake Court

Find Big Bear Lake California courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.


Big Bear Superior Court 477 Summit Boulevard Big Bear Lake CA 92315 909-382-0150


About Big Bear Lake Courts

Courts in Big Bear Lake, CA are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local San Bernardino County and California law and are housed in San Bernardino County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Big Bear Lake Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Big Bear Lake Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Big Bear Lake court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Big Bear Lake court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Big Bear Lake background checks
Big Bear Lake Court Records

Big Bear Lake court records are available to the public at the San Bernardino County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Big Bear Lake Courthouses.

Big Bear Lake Trial Courts

Big Bear Lake Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Big Bear Lake are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Big Bear Lake Probate Courts and Big Bear Lake Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Big Bear Lake, California

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Big Bear Lake Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

California Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Big Bear Lake Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in California are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in California state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the California Supreme Court.