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Court News & Notices

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.

Read press release here

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

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:


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:


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:



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

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 collect 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   (805) 882-4520
Santa Maria (805) 614-6414
Lompoc (805) 737-7789
Solvang (805) 686-5040


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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