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MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FILING BEGAN JAN. 1st!CLICK HERE FOR eFileCA
|SBSC Local Rule of Court 1012 - Mandatory eFiling
eFileCA Frequently Asked Questions
ATTENTION: JULY 20, 2016ONLINE CASE SEARCH PORTAL UPGRADE:
The Online Civil Case Search Portal will experience intermittent outages on 7/20/16 from 1pm to 5pm PDT. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause.
Press Release April 4, 2016:
Notice March 16, 2016:
Proposed changes to Local Rules of Court posted. Please see:
Notice February 1, 2016:
Notice January 5, 2016:
Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission now accepting applications for Commissioner
Notice November 17, 2015:
Presiding Judge James Herman is happy to announce the governor's appointment of Raimundo Montes de Oca as the newest edition to the superior court bench.
Notice September 14, 2015:Superior Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016
Notice September 14, 2015:
On June 24, 2015, the Governor signed into law a one-time amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets. For additional information, please click on the following links:
Notice August 1, 2015:eFileCA Overview for Attorneys and Legal Professionals Practicing in Santa Barbara County on 8/17 & 8/18
You may also pay Traffic Citation & Criminal Fine Payments by phone:
Santa Barbara-(805) 568-3959
Santa Maria-(805) 346-7550
Notice April 29, 2014
VIDEO: Santa Barbara Grand Jury Recruitment
Notice February 20, 2014
JURY SCAM ALERT
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.
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 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.
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||(805) 882-4520|
|Santa Maria||CIVIL: (805) 614-6414
CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC: (805) 346-7550
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.