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ONLINE CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC PAYMENT WEBSITE AND PHONE SYSTEM
& ONLINE CIVIL CASE SEARCH PORTAL

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

ONLINE CASE SEARCH PORTAL will be intermittently unavailable due to planned maintenance on Monday 12/5/16 from 5pm to 6pm and unavailable on Wednesday 12/7/16 from 4pm to 6pm for planned upgrade.

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause.

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 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

Appeals

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.

Civil

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

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

Juvenile

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

Courthouses:

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

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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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