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Forms & FilingPlease note:  these are the local Court Rules for Santa Barbara County Superior Court. Last amended date for each rule is shown. (PDF version available here)

For the State rules, click here:  California Rules of Court.

EFFECTIVE: JULY 1, 2014

Superior Court Organization And Locations

Chapter One – Administration of Rules

100 07-01-09 Authority
101 07-01-09 Amendments
102 07-01-09 Sanctions for non-compliance

Chapter Two - Jurisdiction & Venue

200 07-01-09 Geographic Jurisdiction
201 07-01-09 North & South County Regions
202 07-01-09 Court Divisions
203 07-01-09 Venue
204 07-01-09 Filing & Location of Hearing

Chapter Three - Organization & Management

300 07-01-09 Meetings Of The Judges
301 07-01-09 Presiding Judge & Assistant Presiding Judge
302 07-01-09 Judicial Vacation and Personal Leave
303 07-01/09 Court Executive Officer

Chapter Four - Officers & Personnel

400 07-01-09 Personnel Plan
401 07-01-09 Complaints Against Subordinate Judicial Officers
402 01-01-11 Employment Conflict of Interest Code
Appendix I Designated Employment Classifications
Appendix II Disclosure Categories

Chapter Five - Budget, Finance & Fiscal Services

500 07-01-09 Fees And Service Charges Schedule
501 07-01-09 Payment Methods for Fees, Charges, Fines & Bail
502 07-01-09 Fine Payment Plans
503 07-01-09 Court Collections Contract(s)
504 07-01-09 Trust Funds Interest

Chapter Six - Court Facilities: Access & Security

600 07-01-09 Court Security Officer
601 07-01-09 Security Plan
602 07-01-09 Bailiff Services; Judicial Direction
603 07-01-09 Public Access; Court Control
604 07-01-09 Closure of Court Proceedings
605 07-01-09 Requests For Media Coverage

Chapter Seven - Legal & Professional Services & Fees

700 07-01-09 Court Service Vendor Rate & Fee Schedule
701 07-01-09 Services Of Jurors, Interpreters And Reporters
702 07-01-09 Court Discretion
703 07-01-09 Court-Appointed Counsel For Indigent Defendants
704 07-01-09 Qualification for Court-Appointed Counsel
705 07-01-09 Counsel Fee Standards in Tort Actions Involving Minors, Insane Or Incompetent Persons
706 07-01-09 Compromise Of Claims
707 07-01-09 Civil Default Cases; Attorney Fees

Chapter Eight - Grand Jury & Trial Jury Selection

800 07-01-09 Grand Jury Selection
801 07-01-09 Trial Jury Selection; Venue
802 07-01-09 Civil Case Settlement; Notice & Jury Fees
803 07-01-09 Access To Juror Identification Information

Chapter Nine - Court Calendars & Distribution Of Cases

900 07-01-09 Direct Calendar System
901 07-01-09 Schedules
902 07-01-09 "After Hours Duty" Judicial Officers
903 07-01-09 Issuance of Protective and Child Custody Orders
904 07-01-09 Judicial Assistance

Chapter Ten - General Court Procedures

1000 07-01-09 Case Disposition Time Standards
1001 07-01-09 Continuances
1002 07-01-09 Scheduling Hearings & Trials
1003 07-01-09 Time Estimates
1004 07-01-09 Attendance Of Parties & Witnesses
1005 07-01-09 Appearance By Telephone
1006 07-01-09 State Preemption Of Local Rules; Civil Pretrial & Trial
1007 07-01-09 Special Court Forms
1008 07-01-09 Direct Court Filing By Fax
1009 07-01-09 Ex Parte Orders
1010 07-01-09 Court Records Management & Access
1011 07-01-09 Limit On Number Of Copies The Clerk Will Conform

Chapter Eleven - Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR")

1100 07-01-09 ADR Committee
1101 07-01-09 Judicial Arbitration; Mediation
1102 07-01-09 Court Administered Dispute Resolution (CADRe)

Chapter Twelve - Appellate Division

1200 07-01-09 Composition of Appellate Division
1201 07-01-09 Use of Trial Court File
1202 07-01-09 Official Electronic Recording
1203 07-01-09 Clerk's Duties
1204 07-01-09 Returning Copy of Electronic Recording
1205 07-01-09 Notice of Oral Argument
1206 07-01-09 Oral Argument by Videoconference
1207 07-01-14 Record on Appeal
1208 07-01-14 Briefs
1209 07-01-14 Ruling on Requests, Applications and Motions

Chapter Thirteen - General Civil Court Procedures

1300 07-01-09 Civil Case Calendaring
1301 07-01-09 Civil Law & Motion Calendars
1302 07-01-09 Notice Of Motions In Limine
1303 07-01-09 Judgment Debtor Examination
1304 07-01-09 Failure To Appear For Debtor Examination
1305 07-01-09 Mandatory Settlement Conference; CRC 3.1380
1306 07-01-09 Trial Briefs
1307 07-01-09 Defaults & Uncontested Matters
1308 07-01-09 Unlawful Detainer Project (Repealed, eff. 07-01-09)
1309 01-01-12 Civil Litigation Administration

Chapter Fourteen - Family Law Rules

1400 01-01-11 Family Law Case Calendaring
1401 01-01-14 Actions Subject To These Rules
1402 01-01-14 Information & Assistance
1403 01-01-11 Sanctions for Non-Compliance
1404 07-01-09 Court Organization
1405 01-01-14 Ex Parte Policies
1406 01-01-11 Ex Parte Calendar Proceedings
1407 01-01-14 Ex Parte Notice
1408 01-01-14 Service & Filing Of Ex Parte Pleadings
1409 01-01-14 Ex Parte Pleadings Requirements
1410 01-01-14 Particular Ex Parte Orders
1411 01-01-14 Motions & Orders To Show Cause
1412 01-01-14 Filing & Service Of Motions And Orders to Show Cause
1413 01-01-14 Hearings On Motions & Orders To Show Cause
1414 07-01-14 Preparation Of Orders After Hearing
1415 07-01-14 Support Computations
1416 07-01-14 Filing & Service of Income & Expense Declaration
1417 07-01-14 Filing & Service Of Pay Stubs
1418 07-01-14 Filing & Service Of Support Calculations
1419 07-01-14 Exchange Of Additional Financial Documents
1420 07-01-14 Voluntary Settlement Conferences
1421 07-01-14 Trial Setting / Case Management Conference
1422 07-01-14 Conduct of Trial Setting / Case Management Conference
1423 07-01-14 Mandatory Settlement Conference
1424 07-01-14 Trial
1425 07-01-14 Form Of Judgments
1426 07-01-14 Preparation Of Judgments

Chapter Fifteen - Family Court Services

1500 01-01-11 Office Of Family Law Facilitator
1501 01-01-11 Mediation
1502 01-01-11 Confidentiality
1503 07-01-12 Procedures
1504 01-01-11 Participants
1505 01-01-11 Prohibitions &Sanctions
1506 01-01-11 Custody Evaluations
1507 01-01-11 Parent Education Programs
1508 01-01-11 Co-Parenting Programs

Chapter Sixteen - Mental Health Rules

1600 07-01-09 Mental Health Case Calendaring
1601 07-01-09 Capacity Hearing for Involuntary Medication
1602 07-01-09 Capacity Hearing Determinations
1603 07-01-09 Capacity Hearing Appeals
1604 07-01-09 Hearing Officer Qualifications & Appointment
1605 07-01-09 Certification Review Hearings For Involuntary Detained Psychiatric Patients
1606 07-01-09 Certification Review Hearing Determinations
1607 07-01-09 Certification Review Hearing Appeals
1608 07-01-09 Certification Review Hearing Officer Qualifications & Appointments

Chapter Seventeen - Probate Rules

1700 07-01-09 Probate Case Calendaring
1701 01-01-13 Calendar Policy
1702 01-01-13 Appointment of Personal Representatives
1703 01-01-13 Bond of Personal Representative
1704 01-01-12 Inventory & Appraisal
1705 01-01-12 Creditor's Claim
1706 01-01-12 Sales of Real or Personal Property
1707 01-01-12 Accounts of Personal Representatives
1708 01-01-12 Fees of Personal Representatives
1709 01-01-12 Preliminary & Final Distribution
1710 01-01-12 Contested Matters; Oral Objections
1711 01-01-12 Miscellaneous Petitions & Orders
1712 01-01-13 Guardianships
1713 07-01-09 Temporary Guardianships & Conservatorships
1714 01-01-13 Conservatorships

Chapter Eighteen - Small Claims Rules

1800 07-01-09 Small Claims Case Calendaring
1801 07-01-09 Dispute Resolution
1802 07-01-09 Continuances

Chapter Nineteen - Criminal Rules

1900 07-01-09 Criminal Case Calendaring
1901 07-01-09 Staffing, Availability, Preparation Prosecution & Defense
1902 07-01-09 Pre-Trial Services
1903 07-01-09 Own Recognizance Bail Review Hearings
1904 07-01-09 Mandatory Appearances
1905 07-01-09 Entering Nolo Contendere Or Guilty Plea
1906 07-01-09 Special Custody Arraignment Sessions
1907 07-01-09 Notice Of Motion; Points & Authorities
1908 07-01-09 Discovery

Chapter Twenty - Juvenile Cases

2000 07-01-09 Juvenile Case Calendaring
2001 07-01-09 Juvenile Court Presiding Judge
2002 07-01-09 Detention Facilities
2003 07-01-09 Transportation Of Minors
2004 07-01-09 Information Provided At Time Of Delivery
2005 07-01-09 Probation Department Detention / Release Decisions
2006 -- Reserved
2007 07-01-09 Filing Juvenile Petitions
2008 07-01-09 Juvenile Probation & Social Services Reports
2009 07-01-09 Court Appointed Counsel in Dependency Cases
2010 07-01-09 Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Chapter Twenty 0ne - Traffic Cases

2100 07-01-09 Traffic Case Calendaring
2101 07-01-09 Ministerial Authority of Clerk
2102 07-01-09 Continuances By Clerk
2103 07-01-09 Traffic Citation Releases
2104 07-01-09 Release On Bail
2105 07-01-09 Traffic School
2106 07-01-09 Trial By Written Declaration
2107 07-01-09 Failure To Appear; Trial By Declaration

Appendices

Appendix 1 -- Court Geographic Jurisdiction Map
Appendix 2 07-01-09 Special Local Court Forms
Appendix 3 01-01-14 Statewide Civil Fee Schedule
Appendix 4 07-01-09 Approved Court Service Vendor Rate & Fee Schedule
Appendix 5 -- Guidelines For Attorneys Practicing Before The Santa Barbara County Superior Court
 
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