Riverside County Court

Find Riverside County 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.


Banning Superior Court 135 North Alessandro Street Banning CA 92220 951-922-7155


Blythe Superior Court 265 North Broadway Blythe CA 92225 760-921-7981

Hemet Superior Court 880 North State Street Hemet CA 92543 951-766-2321

Indio Juvenile Court 47671 Oasis Street Indio CA 92201 760-863-8992

Indio Superior Court 46200 Oasis Street Indio CA 92201 760-863-8206

Moreno Valley Superior Court 13800 Heacock Street Moreno Valley CA 92553 951-955-4600

Murrieta Superior Court 30755 Auld Road Murrieta CA 92563 951-304-5000

Riverside Criminal Court 4100 Main Street Riverside CA 92501 951-955-4600

Riverside Juvenile Court 9991 County Farm Road Riverside CA 92503 951-358-4137

Riverside Superior Court 4050 Main Street Riverside CA 92501 951-955-4600

Temecula Superior Court 41002 County Center Drive Temecula CA 92591 951-600-6400

About Riverside County Courts

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

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

Riverside County court records are available to the public at the Riverside 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 Riverside County Courthouses.

Riverside County Trial Courts

Riverside County 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 Riverside County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Riverside County Probate Courts and Riverside County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Riverside County, California

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Riverside County 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. Riverside County 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.