P.O. Box 911
Martinez, CA 94553
Email: mediainfo@contracosta.courts.ca.gov
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Telephone: (925) 608-2607
Fax: (925) 608-2658

The Public Information Officer coordinates news releases and other publications for the media and the public. The Public Information Officer also responds to requests for judicial administrative records. Additionally, the Public Information Office processes media requests to photograph or record hearings

PLEASE NOTE that the Public Information Officer cannot help you with your court case, provide records from case files, or provide you with legal advice.

Judicial Administrative Records Requests

Rule 10.500 allows members of the public to ask for certain kinds of information or administrative records from state trial courts. This rule:

  • Applies to public access to judicial administrative records, including records of budget and management information relating to the administration of the courts.
  • Does not apply to, modify or otherwise affect existing law regarding public access to adjudicative (case-related) records.
  • Does not affect the rights of litigants, including parties to administrative proceedings, under the laws of discovery of this state, nor does it limit or impair any rights of discovery in a criminal case.
  • May result in a fee for gathering information and reproducing documents.

We take pride in responding to these requests promptly. Please tell us as much as you can about what you are looking for, and tell us how we can reach you, including by email.

Fill out and send a Request for Judicial Administrative Records form to the Public Information Officer by fax at (925) 608-2658 or by email at: mediainfo@contracosta.courts.ca.gov.

*** Do not use this form to request records in individual cases. For records in individual cases, see Criminal Court Records or Civil Court Records and follow the procedures there.

Media Request to Photograph, Record or Broadcast

Media seeking to photograph or record hearings must complete the attached forms:

Media Request forms must be submitted at least five (5) court days before the hearing date, unless there is good cause to allow less time. These requests may be emailed to mediainfo@contracosta.courts.ca.gov.