Judicial Records Center

 List of Records

The list of records to follow indicates the location of the various state court records for the Rhode Island Judiciary. Files for cases more recent than those on this list are still stored at the respective courts. Although this list indicates the location of the bulk of the records, the list does not guarantee that a specific individual record will be at the listed location. Specific case files may be retained by the court when the bulk of the records for that year were transferred to storage or a court may have requested the temporary return of a particular case to the court. For that reason, we highly recommend that researchers telephone the Judicial Records Center (JRC) at (401) 721-2641, in advance of any visit in order to verify the availability of a record. ​​​​​

 Files Stored at the JRC

Supreme Court
 2001 to 2019

Superior Court

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Criminal
​​​Civil
Kent County
Providence County
Newport County​ 
Washington County​ 
2001 to 2016
2001 to 2​​016
2001 to 2014
2001 to 2016
2001 to 2014
2001 to 2014
2001 to 2012
2001 to 2014


Family Court​

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​​​​​Domestic
Domestic Abuse/Retraining Order
Kent County
Providence County
Newport County​ 
Washington County​ 
​1996 to 2014
1996 to 2014
1996 to 2014
1996 to 2014
2003 to 2014
1996 to 2014
2003 to 2014
2003 to 2014
Providence County Criminal 1990 to 2015​
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District Court

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Criminal
Domestic Abuse
2nd Division
3rd Division     
4th Division
6th Division
2001 to 2005, 2007 to 2019
2001 to 2005, 2007 to 2018
2001 to 2005, 2007 to 2020​
2001 to 2005, 2007 to 2019
2001 to 2005, 2009 to 2014
2001 to 2014
2006 to 2009
2001 to 2013

Civ​il​
Small Claims
2nd Division
3rd Division     
4th Division
6th Division
2007 to 2014
2007 to 2014
2007 to 2014
2008 to 2014
2011 to 2014
2011 to 2014
2011 to 2014
2011 to 2014

 6th Division Administrative Appeal 2001 to 2010 ​

 Files Stored Off-Site

All files stored off-site must be ordered by 3:00 p.m. in order to be viewed the next business day. Files ordered after 3:00 p.m. will be available in two (2) business days. Requestors should call the JRC to verify if the file has been received and is available for viewing. All ordered files will be held at the JRC for three (3) days only. 

Supreme Court 

1900 to 2000

Superior Court

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​Civil
​Criminal
​Equity
​Miscellaneous Petitions
​Probate Appeals
​Criminal A​ppeals
Kent County​​
​Providence County
​Newport County
Washington County
​1958 to 2000
1970 to 2000
1955 to 2000
1959 to 2000
​1900 to 2000
1934 to 2000
1939 to 2000
1942 to 2000
​1906 to 1965
​1906 to 1966
​1900 to 1981
​1900 to 1981
​1904 to 1982
​1893 to 1976
​1849 to 1981
​1906 to 1981
​1932 to 1981
​1895 to 1975
​1905 to 1981
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​1908 to 1982
​1902 to 1982
​1981 to 1982
​1970 to 1982

Family Court

​​​
​Domestic
​Criminal
​Domestic Abuse
Kent County​​
​Providence County
​Newport Cou​nty
Washington County
​1908 to 1995
1908 to 1995
1908 to 1995
1908 to 1995
​1979 to 1982
1982 to 1989
​1983​
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1995
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​​​*Providence County Family Court Adoption
*Providence County Family Court - Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
*Providence County Family Court Juvenile
*Providence County Family Court Reciprocal
*Providence County Family Court Reciprocal Tapes
*Providence County Family Court Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
1945 to 1985
1999 to 2015 
1969 to 2017
1960 to 2015 
1973 to 2009 
All​


*Restricted access – Must be ordered through the appropriate court. Cases cannot be viewed at the JRC.​

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District Court 

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​​Criminal​​
​Domestic Abuse
​Small Claims
Civil​​
​​1st Division​​
2nd Division
3rd Division
4th Division
5th Division
6th Division
7th Division
8th Division
1989 to 1991
1991 to 2000 and 2006
1991 to 2000 and 2006
1991 to 2000 and 2006
1989 to 1991​​
1989 to 2000 and 2006
1991
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​1991 to 2000
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​1968 to 1991
1966 to 2010
1967 to 2010
1966 to 2010
1962 to 1991​​
1965 to 2010
1963 to 1991
1971 to 1990
​1969 to 1991
1966 to 2006
1966 to 2006
1966 to 2006
1966 to 1991​​
1966 to 2007
1970 to 1991
1966 to 1990


​​​
​​​Pre-Tr​ial Services
​Pre-Trial Services​
​3rd Division​
4th Division
6th Division​
2006 to 2015
2006 to 2015
2001 to 2013
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​​ ------------
1989 to 2000


Workers' Compensation Court ​

1970 to 2013 


Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal ​

All Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal records must be requested though that court.

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St​​enographic Notes​​
​Transc​ripts
​Superior Court
Family Court
Workers' Compensation Court 
​2010 to 2014​​
2010 to 2014
2009 to 2013
​All​


Please note that probate cases are heard at the city or town level. However, all probate appeals are heard in the Superior Court. Thus, requests for probate records must be directed to the appropriate city or town clerk.​​​​​​​​​​​