Obtain a Court Clearance


Instructions for Obtaining a Certificate of Search (Court Clearance)

A Certificate of Search, or what is more commonly known as a Court Clearance, can be obtained at the Records Section at the Superior Court building in Hagatna, or at the Northern Court Satellite at the Dededo Mall, or you may email your request to scog.records@guamcourts.org.   The following information must be provided:  (1) your full name; (2) date of birth; and (3) a valid identification number.  Additionally, you will need to present a current and valid photo identification card, or attach a clear copy of a current and valid photo identification card to your email request.  Requests received via email may take three to five business days to complete.

The court fee for the Certificate of Search is $20.00.  Should you require an e-copy of the court clearance, you will be charged an additional $1.00.  Should you want the document mailed to you, you must provide your complete mailing address.  You will also be charged postage via regular USPS mail at $0.58 for standard mail. 

Be advised that due to the passage of 22 Guam Code Annotated, Chapter 6, Fair Chances Hiring Process Act, “the Superior Court of Guam shall not reveal any information concerning an arrest
that did not result in a filed criminal case, or concerning a court case that has been dismissed, whether it has been expunged or not, and whether or not it was dismissed with prejudice or without prejudice, except to the person whose record it is, or to a licensed attorney representing that person, or upon order of the Court.”

Payment of fees can be made by cashier’s check, postal money order or on-island personal checks for the exact amount due, payable to the Superior Court of Guam and mailed to the following address:

Superior Court of Guam
Attention:  Records Section
Guam Judicial Center
120 West O’Brien Drive
Hagatna, Guam  96910

Payment can also be made by using a credit or debit card with the Visa or MasterCard logo. Payments can be made in person or online. If making payments online, you will receive instructions and a PIN from the Records Section via email.  Be advised that credit card payments are subject to a 3.10% credit card convenience fee. The credit card information required is as follows: (1) full name as it appears on the credit card; (2) credit card number; (3) expiration date of the card; (4) CVV number; (5) billing address; and (6) type of credit card.

For online payments, click the link here.

For information, please contact the Records Section of the Superior Court of Guam at 671-475-3349 or 671-475-3370, or email your inquiry to scog.records@guamcourts.org

Certificate of Search (fillable form)