The website for the National Center for State Courts, NCSC.org, provides searchable access to state court dockets. Nominal fees are charged for records searches, with cost determined either per search or per page.
The NCSC site provides links to each state's court system. In the case of some states, such as Arizona, California and Georgia, access is only available for the courts of certain counties. Some counties further limit record access to only civil courts, including traffic, probate, family law and small claims courts, while others also allow access to criminal court records, according to NCSC.org. Most states do not provide access to juvenile court records.
Public Access to Court Electronic Records, or Pacer.gov, allows similar access to federal appellate, bankruptcy and district court records.