Federal Civil History
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Cases are typically related to interstate commerce, violations of civil rights, issues involving the federal government or federal statutes, financial institutions, etc.

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What's included?
For example, somebody might have sued the federal government for a violation of their constitutional rights and individuals can also sue county and municipal governments for other violations of their civil rights. Likewise, the federal government can sue parties if a federal statute is violated, for example when a medical institution is thought to be over-billing Medicare and Medicaid. Another common matter that is resolved in the federal civil courts are disputes involving labor laws, such as claims over non-payment of overtime.

What may be reported on a federal civil record search?
  • Case number
  • Plaintiff
  • Defendant
  • Filing date
  • Case type
  • Finding
  • Finding date
  • Conditions
What is the scope and typical turnaround time on a federal civil record search?
Because approximately 93% of federal districts have their docket records electronically accessible, it takes on average only about a day to retrieve and return federal civil records. Like all other direct court house searches, federal law restricts most civil searches to seven years.


  • Los Angeles County
  • Sacramento County
  • Riverside County
  • San Bernadino County
  • Santa Clara County
  • San Diego County
  • Orange County
  • Dallas County
  • Bexar County
  • Harris County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Broward County
  • Hamilton County
  • Franklin County
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Cook County
  • Maricopa County
  • Wayne County
  • Clark County

Do take into account that while our goal is to update our instant database with new counties and new county records regularly, it is possible that a traditional on-premise court house search would provide more up-to-date information and could, for example, show that a criminal record with a pending case status in our instant data base has been recently dismissed.

* Based on comparison of the number of sources of conviction data for online criminal conviction databases that make their source lists publicly available.

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