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Court News & Notices

Notice July 15, 2015:

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


Notice 06/30/15:

Request for Bid: Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
Deadline: 5pm PST 7/15/15


Notice 04/06/15:

Watchdogs Wanted! Court seeking Grand Jury Volunteers!


Notice 03/20/15:

FINE PAYMENT ON THE WEB is available!

You may also pay Traffic Citation & Criminal Fine Payments by phone:
Santa Barbara-(805) 568-3959
Santa Maria-(805) 346-7550
Lompoc-(805) 737-7789
Solvang-(805) 686-5040


Notice 02/13/15:

Noontime closure of Civil Clerk's Offices due to training 2/23 to 3/13


Notice 01/12/15:

Swearing in of new Chief Probation Officer January 20th


Notice 01/08/15:

New Chief Probation Officer appointed


Notice 10/2/14:

PUBLIC NOTICE

Superior Court Delays Juvenile Court Closure


Notice 9/23/14:

Superior Court Judges Elect Patricia Kelly as Assistant Presiding Judge


Notice 9/16/14:

Santa Barbara Superior Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015


Notice 8/25/14:

Judicial Assignment Changes in North County 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



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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