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 View online court records and case information


To obtain access to court files visit the court during regular business hours at the court location that the case was filed.  To request copies from a court file or request audio copies of proceedings send a written request and include the following information: 

  • The complete name of the person or persons involved
  • The case number or year it was filed
  • The specific documents you are requesting (or entire case file)
  • How you want to receive the documents (electronic/emailed copy, or hard copy), different fees apply
  • State if each document should be a regular copy or certified
  • Your name and contact information in case we have questions

The request can be submitted by e-mail, US mail, FAX or through the customer service window at the Grant County Courthouse for Grant County records or Harney County Courthouse for Harney County records.  View contact information

Audio Records

Copies of audio recordings will be electronically transferred using digital technology through a secure website or upon special request  a compact disc (CD).  To listen to recordings provided digitally or on CD you must have a personal computer with a sound card and speakers.  The court uses a program called For the Record (FTR) to record the audio during hearings and trials.  It is necessary to download this free FTR Player program to listen to the audio.

Confidential Cases 

Adoption and Juvenile cases are confidential.  Access to these cases is limited.  For information about requesting copies from an adoption case, view our Adoption information page. To request Juvenile cases please contact the court.


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The Difference Between Regular, Certified and Exemplified Copies

  • Copies are a photocopy of any document in a file.
  • Certified copies are photocopies of a filed document in its entirety (everything within a staple) that is sworn to be a true copy by a court clerk. The certified copy should not be taken apart, as once the staple is removed the certification becomes invalid.
  • Exemplified copy, also called a 3-way certificate, is a photocopy of a pleading in its entirety that is sworn to by the Trial Court Administrator (TCA).  The signature of the TCA is then sworn to by the presiding judge.  The TCA then swears to the authenticity of the presiding judge’s signature.