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will be unavailable due to scheduled outage from Monday 1/9/17 6pm PST until 1/17/17. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please call the following locations to make payments:
* Santa Maria (805) 346-7550
* Santa Barbara (805) 568-3959
* Lompoc (805) 737-7789
* Solvang (805) 686-5040

Planned Countywide outage for eFiling and online case access Portal. Also Online civil index and civil calendars will not be updated during this time. Further details here.

ONLINE JURY REPORTING will be unavailable due to planned maintenance from Thursday 11/10/16 5pm to Friday 11/11/16 10am.
We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Notice of Public Hearing January 6, 2017:

Request to Grant Critically Needed Exception To 180-Day "Sit-Out" Rule Pursuant to Pepra for The Positions Of Information Technology Director & Child Support Commissioner

Notice January 3, 2017:

Amended General Order in Re: Courthouse Security

Recruitment December 12, 2016:

Santa Barbara Superior Court is accepting applications for the position of Information Technology Director - Apply by 1/6/17 5pm PST.

       - IT Director Webinar
         (recorded 12/21/16)

Notice September 23, 2016:

Superior Court Judges Elect Michael Carrozzo as Assistant Presiding Judge

Notice September 22, 2016:

Superior Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Notice September 7, 2016:

The Superior Court intends to adopt the following form for optional use in criminal cases:

SC-3086: Addendum to Felony Plea Form with Explanation and Waiver of Rights

Press Release April 4, 2016:

Superior Court is actively seeking volunteers for the 2016-2017 Civil Grand Jury

Notice March 16, 2016:

Proposed changes to Local Rules of Court posted. Please see:

Notice February 1, 2016:

2016-17 Santa Barbara Civil Grand Jury Application is now available

Notice January 5, 2016:

Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission now accepting applications for Commissioner

JJDPC Application

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Info By Division


A non-prevailing party in a case may ask a higher court to review the decision in their case and determine if the decision was correct.


A civil matter involves a lawsuit in which one party sues another to recover money, real property or personal property, to enforce a contract or an obligation, to co/llect damages for injury or to protect some civil right.


Criminal cases range from relatively minor offenses such as traffic infractions to serious ones such as robbery and murder.

Family Law

Superior Court has programs that provide limited services in family law: Family Custody Services and Family Law Facilitator


In California, as in all states, there is a separate court system for persons under the age of 18, who are known as minors or juveniles. The juvenile courts have the ability to intervene in three different types of circumstances: Delinquency, Status Offenders, Dependent Children.

Small Claims

Small Claims is a court where you can exercise your rights to resolve a dispute that do not exceed $10,000 and are resolved quickly and inexpensively with relatively simple and informal rules.

Traffic/Minor Offenses

Violations of traffic laws, municipal code violations and county ordinances are heard in Traffic Court.

Jury Services

The right to trial by a jury is the privilege of every person in the United States.  This right is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.  Jurors are essential to the administration of justice.

Locations & Contact Information


Santa Barbara   CIVIL: (805) 882-4520
CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC: (805) 568-3959
Santa Maria CIVIL: (805) 614-6414
CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC: (805) 346-7550
Lompoc CIVIL: (805) 737-5452
CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC: (805) 737-7789
Solvang (805) 686-5040


Our Mission

The mission of our Court is to protect constitutional rights and liberties, apply the law equally, resolve disputes, and reconcile relationships in a fair and timely manner.

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