Communication Service Providers Legal Process Information

Communication Service Provider Reporting

California law requires an electronic communication service providers that operate in California and provides services to the general public to file a statement with the Attorney General describing the law enforcement contact process for serving subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants. (California Penal Code s. 1524.4 and 1546 (j) [service provider])

The statement shall include a specific contact mechanism; provide continual availability of the contact process; and provide a method to provide status updates to a requesting law enforcement agency on a request for assistance. (California Penal Code s. 1524.4 (b)(2))

If a service provider makes a material change to its law enforcement contact process, the service provider shall, as soon as practicable, file a statement with the Attorney General describing its new law enforcement contact process. (California Penal Code s. 1524.4 (c))

The provided information is consolidated into one discrete record and is made available by SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information.

If you are an Electronic Communication Service Provider

Please use our on-line form to submit new or to update Law Enforcement Contact Process

If you are Law Enforcement

You may search a database of Internet service and other online content providers that will help you get the information you need for your case. For each Internet Service Provider listed, you will find the legal contact information and instructions needed to serve subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants at: