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Civil Division

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.

CIVIL COURT FEES: 

Pursuant to the government Code the court must charge for the various documents filed and issued. A fee schedule is available online on this web site and at the Clerk's Office.

If a party cannot afford to pay court fees, a fee waiver may be granted, upon request. Information on the fee waiver and application form may also be obtained at the Clerk's Office.

FORMS:

A number of local Court forms and Judicial Council forms are available online. Forms may also be obtained in person from the following offices:

Anacapa Division
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 882-4520

Lompoc Division
115 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436-6967 
(805) 737-5452

Cook Division
312-C East Cook Street
Santa Maria, CA 93456-5369
(805) 614-6414

 

 

INTERPRETERS:

In civil matters, the court does not furnish interpreters. Parties must provide their own if one is needed in court.

LEGAL ADVICE AND ATTORNEYS: 

Employees of the court are not permitted to give legal advice, assist in the selection of forms or assist with the completion of forms. Legal problems can be reduced or avoided in consulting an attorney. (GC 24004, 68082)

Where To File:

LIMITED JURISDICTION
(less than $25,000.):


Anacapa Division
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 882-4520

Lompoc Division
115 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436-6967 
(805) 737-5452

Cook Division
312-C East Cook Street
Santa Maria, CA 93456-5369
(805) 614-6414

Solvang Division
1745 Mission Drive, Suite C
Solvang, CA 93463-3605 
(805) 686-7482
* Effective 10/14/14 all matters previously filed at the Solvang Division will be filed at the Lompoc Division.



GENERAL JURISDICTION
(greater than $25,000.):


1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 
(805) 882-4520

312-C East Cook Street
Santa Maria, CA 93456-5369
(805) 614-6414



AFTER HOURS FILING:

Due to the budget crisis, our courts now close at 3:00 p.m. A drop box is provided for filings between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Documents placed in the drop box will be processed the same day. If problems are encountered (improper fees, not timely, etc.) the Clerk's Office will make every effort to contact you before the documents are returned.
 
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