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Court News & Notices


Notice 8/25/14:

Judicial Assignments August 25, 2014


Notice 8/4/14:

NOTICE OF CLOSURES: Santa Barbara Juvenile Court and Solvang Division Clerk's Office


Notice 7/14/14:

No Jurors directed to report 7/14/14 in Santa Barbara or Santa Maria.


Notice 6/30/14:

2014-2015 Grand Jury will be sworn into office on July 1 at 11:30a in Department 5 in Santa Barbara


Notice 6/18/14:

GOVERNOR BROWN APPOINTS MICHAEL CARROZZO TO SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT


Notice:

Shriver Grant Awarded


Notice April 29, 2014
VIDEO: Santa Barbara Grand Jury Recruitment


Notice April 4, 2014

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


Notice March 11, 2014

Special Public Meeting of the Superior Court Executive Committee
March 12, 2014
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Video Conference Room in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara



Notice March 3, 2014
2014-15 Santa Barbara Grand Jury Application Available


Notice February 20, 2014
JURY SCAM ALERT


Notice December 27, 2013
GOVERNOR BROWN APPOINTS JAMES K. VOYSEY TO SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT


Notice December 17, 2013
Notice of New Fees Effective January 1, 2014


Notice September 19, 2013
Superior Court Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Budget for FY 2013-14


Notice September 3, 2013
Small Claims Jurisdiction Change


Notice June 24, 2013
New Court Executive Officer Darrel E. Parker appointed


Press Release June 11, 2013
Superior Court Executive Officer
Gary M. Blair to Retire


Press Release March 11, 2013
Judge Edward "Ed" Bullard Passes Away


Press Release Jan 23, 2013
New Presiding and Assistant Presiding Superior Court Judges


Effective July 31, 2012
Santa Maria Mediation/Family Law Facilitator Offices have MOVED

 



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 collect 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 (805) 614-6414
Lompoc (805) 737-7789
Solvang (805) 686-5040

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Our Mission

The mission of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court is to resolve disputes arising under the law in a fair, accessible, effective and efficient manner, and to interpret and apply the law consistently, impartially, and independently to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitutions of California and the United States.

 

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