County Upper Civil Court Search

Turnaround Time: 24 - 72 hours

Info Cubic’s County Civil search reviews the upper court to identify non-criminal suits filed by individuals or corporations including product liability suits, local civil rights violations and judgments for nonpayment of goods.

Most states divide its lower and upper courts based on the monetary amount of the claim. Although the amount varies by state, generally, Lower Civil cases involve claims for less than $25,000.00 and Upper Civil cases involve claims for more than $25,000.00.

Conversely, for a civil case to be heard in Federal District court, it must involve diversity of citizenship (the parties are citizens of different states or countries) and potential damages of more than $75,000, or there must be a constitutional or Federal law violation.

Info Cubic offers a wide range of scoping options to suit any client’s needs and or requirements. The leading practice is to search all provided and developed names and jurisdictions for the past 7 years.

Did you know

Civil court records include cases where the subject was not being charged with a crime, but where a suit has been filed either by the candidate or against the candidate. Civil court records are available when the individual was either the plaintiff or the defendant.

Recommended for

Any higher level executive hire or those with access to either company funds or other proprietary assets/records/data.


A county civil court history search obtains information from Civil Upper Courts and by specified County.

Turnaround Time

24 - 72 hours

Information Required

  • Applicant Information – Name and Date of Birth, address history(s)
  • Applicant AKA – Additional names that an applicant’s record might be filed under (maiden names, nicknames, etc.)

Results Guidelines

The Fair Credit Reporting Act limits reporting of civil suits and judgments to seven years. Open arrest warrants, cases awaiting trial and charges for failure to appear are reported. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all employment law matters.

Potential Outcome (Result)

Clear: A call was placed to the issuing agency and the information provided by the candidate was verified with license in good standing
Review: No matching records found, license is not in good standing, no response from source
Missing Information: Information required to complete the report is missing from the order. Info Cubic can reach out to you for assistance, or to the candidate directly using our Applicant Connect product. Call us at 1-888-925-0922 for more information.

Sample Report

Civil County Court History (Upper) in Hennepin county MN years:7 for Jane Doe COMPLETE - Review
Case #11AA2222
Defendant : Jane Doe
Plaintiff : Robert Smith
Identified By : name, date of birth, partial social security number
Additional identifiers : Name On File (Doe, Jane)
Case Number: 11AA2222 Jurisdiction: LOS ANGELES - SUPERIOR COURT
Filing Date: 05/13/2011 Disposition Date: 06/24/2011
Charge #1
Charge: CIVIL
Crime Type: CIVIL


Q: What is the difference between a civil search and a criminal search?

A:  Civil searches provide non-criminal court case information for things such as small claims suits, local civil rights violations: cases where the applicant was not found guilty of a crime.


Q: Can we only expect back records where the applicant was the defendant?

A: We will report back all civil case information where the applicant is verified to be either the plaintiff or the defendant, within the last 7 years from the file date.


For further details call us today at 1-888-925-0922

The Cube Feature

The Cube offers clients a variety of ways to order County Upper Civil Court searches. Our best practice recommendation is to utilize defined civil scope products. Using these products ensure consistency in screening and allows for a hands-off ordering process. For example, if your desired scope is to run civil searches where an applicant has lived for the past seven years, using information provided by the applicant and a Social Security Address Trace, The Cube can automatically generate those searches when the order is placed. If you have differing scope needs based on position we can build any number of packages with differing scopes to meet your exact needs. Your Sales Representative or Account Manager can work with you to ensure you are getting the desired County Upper Civil Court Search scope.

Another option for ordering civil searches is for a client user to pick and choose which searches they want run when placing an order manually. This can be done by physically entering addresses, or by running a Social Security Address Trace lookup during the ordering process and manually selecting which searches to run from the result of that lookup.