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Court News & Notices

ATTENTION: AUGUST 10, 2016

ONLINE CASE SEARCH PORTAL AVAILABILITY:

The Online Civil Case Search Portal is currently experiencing issues. We are working on restoring the search functionality at this time.
We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause.

Press Release April 4, 2016:

Superior Court is actively seeking volunteers for the 2016-2017 Civil Grand Jury


Notice March 16, 2016:

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



Notice February 1, 2016:

2016-17 Santa Barbara Civil Grand Jury Application is now available


Notice January 5, 2016:

Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission now accepting applications for Commissioner

JJDPC Application


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:

COLLECTIONS AMNESTY
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 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 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 8/4/14:

NOTICE OF CLOSURES: Santa Barbara Juvenile Court and Solvang Division Clerk's Office


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 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 co/llect 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 CIVIL: (805) 614-6414
CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC: (805) 346-7550
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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