San Diego—The Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, has announced its intention to destroy criminal, juvenile, and civil records under Rule 10.1028(d) of the California Rules of Court. 

These cases encompass criminal and civil cases preserved for a period longer than 20 years. The records transfer list of the cases and files relating to this destruction of old court records are available on the court’s website:


Anyone who knows of a reason why any of the records listed should be retained, whether for historical or other reasons, should notify Kevin J. Lane, Clerk/Administrator. The reasons for retention should be sent in writing, by Thursday, June 15, 2017 and should be addressed to:

          Mr. Kevin J. Lane, Clerk/Administrator
         Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District
         750 B Street, Suite 300
         San Diego, CA 92101

Please note that records and case files for actions that result in a published opinion will be retained permanently by the California State Archives, 1020 "O" Street, Sacramento, CA  95814.  The Reference Desk can be contacted at (916) 653-2246.  Their website is