A court disposition is the court's final ruling on a case or issue in legal proceedings. A court disposition is also needed when property is transferred by a deed or will to another's care or possession.
Certified copies of court dispositions are available through the jurisdictional county clerk's office. Disposition documents include the nature of the proceedings, criminal or civil, and whether a conviction or acquittal resulted. In addition, a disposition advises when a case is dismissed, abandoned or indefinitely postponed, and it indicates whether the charges were pursued. Correct court information is vital to the accuracy of individual criminal histories, which are accessed for numerous reasons, including employment or child care licensing.