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
2013 Civil Grand Jury
New Applications available
Effective July 31, 2012
Santa Maria Mediation/Family Law Facilitator Offices have MOVED
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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.
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 $7,500 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||(805) 614-6414|
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.