No, – official criminal records are not available online. You can, however, view criminal records at the courthouse. If you want to look at your criminal record, you need to make a request. First, you need to know the case number. If you don’t know the case number, you can look it up on the Court’s Public Index, here.
Once you know the case number, you need to request the file a day in advance, by 12.30pm. It is best to call the Court on (415) 444-7070 and request the Record’s Management Office to make a request, or you can email your request to [email protected] (but note that email is only checked once a day).
After a file is requested, a staff member will call you back to confirm it is available. Once you have confirmed that the file is available, attend the Court’s Record Management Office in Room 113 to view the file. If you wish to make copies of the file, the cost is 50c per page. Copies may not be able to be made while you wait, instead, a staff member will make the copies for you and call you to collect them once they are done.
If you need a full and official copy of your criminal record, such as that required for expungement proceedings, you need to apply through the California Department of Justice. This requires fingerprinting at an accredited livescan facility, submission of a form, and the appropriate fee. More information can be found on the Department of Justice website, here.