Civil Search – Upper and Lower
Civil record searches identify non-criminal suits filed by individuals or corporations including product-liability suits, local civil-rights violations, judgments for nonpayment of goods, and litigation related to divorce, marriage, or child custody.
Single-county court records and civil searches provide reports of civil litigation and any corresponding judgments that result from litigation. When ordering a civil search, you are given the option of choosing civil records from a county’s lower or upper courts, or both can be chosen. Most states divide its lower and upper courts based on the monetary amount of the claim. Although the amount varies by state, generally, limited or Lower Civil cases involve claims for less than $25,000.00 and Upper or Unlimited Civil cases involve claims for more than $25,000.00. Civil Searches are run by Civil Lower or Civil Upper and also by individual county.