Feb. 8, 2016

Court Technology

Attention All Users: Please be advised that users must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or 8.0 to view case documents. If you do not have Reader, visit the Adobe site to download this free software. You also must be aware that your pop-up blocker must be OFF in order to view our PDF documents. If you encounter difficulties viewing court documents, please contact Adobe and your browser manufacturer to ensure you have the proper modules loaded on your computer.


What You Need to Know

Basic Software Requirements for a PC

  • Browsers:
    • Firefox
    • Internet Explorer 9.0 or above
    • Chrome
  • Operating Systems:
    • Windows 7 or above

Basic Software Requirements for a Mac

  • Browsers:
    • Safari
    • Firefox
    • Chrome
  • Operating Systems:
    • OSX 9 or above

* Adobe Reader 7.0 or 8.0 must be attached to Safari to view PDF documents. If the browser is not properly associated with Adobe Reader, you will not be able to view our documents.

Pop-up Blockers

Pop-up blockers must be turned off. If not, our court documents, which are displayed as PDF documents, cannot be opened. You will need to turn off your browser's pop-up blocker and any other blockers installed on your computer. You may want to allow certain sites to be displayed. The IP address you will need is

TIFF Viewer

Since we display scanned court documents in PDF, the TIFF Viewer will no longer be used and is not available on this site.

Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a requirement for viewing scanned documents. If this free program is not already installed on your computer, please visit the Adobe Web site to download Acrobat Reader. If you are using Safari please see the Adobe Reader statement above about properly attaching your browser to Acrobat Reader. At this time we only support Acrobat Reader 7.0 or 8.0.


(Dated: 2/21/08)

Please note that our Web site receives a high volume of simultaneous inquiries. This could slow down your case number and name search queries. We are working to resolve this problem. If your inquiry is slow, please try again at a later time. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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