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Court News & Notices

**PORTAL OUTAGE ALERT:** PLEASE BE AWARE THE SUPERIOR COURT PORTAL MAY BECOME UNAVAILABLE TONIGHT 1/9/23 AND TOMORROW 1/10/23 DUE TO EFFECTS OF FLOODING WE ARE EXPERIENCING DUE TO THE SEVERE WEATHER AT THE COURT.


GENERAL ORDER: January 12, 2023

GENERAL ORDER IN RE: JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS


PRESS RELEASE: January 10, 2023

SUPERIOR COURT JUROR / COURT OPERATION INFORMATION due to impacts of the storm.


PRESS RELEASE: November 4, 2022

DENISE M. HIPPACH SWORN IN AS SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE


NOTICE: November 29, 2022

CD-ROM Index Notice


PRESS RELEASE: November 4, 2022

DENISE M. HIPPACH SWORN IN AS SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE


PRESS RELEASE: November 2, 2022

COURT REPORTER SHORTAGE CRISIS IN CALIFORNIA


PRESS RELEASE: October 7, 2022

STEPHEN FOLEY SWORN IN AS
SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE


PRESS RELEASE: September 22, 2022

SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES ELECT
PATRICIA L. KELLY AS ASSISTANT PRESIDING JUDGE


NOTICE: September 21, 2022

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER RE: APPOINTMENT OF STEPHEN FOLEY AS TEMPORARY JUDGE


NOTICE: July 27, 2022

NOTICE: Annual allocation for fiscal year 2022–2023 from the Judicial Council following the enactment of the 2022 Budget


NOTICE: June 16, 2022

SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT SELECTS NEW COMMISSIONER CAROL LEE HUBNER


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PRESS RELEASES

Last updated: 2/18/22

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 Court 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   CIVIL: (805) 882-4520
CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC: (805) 568-3959
Santa Maria CIVIL: (805) 614-6414
CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC: (805) 346-7550
Lompoc CIVIL: (805) 737-5452
CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC: (805) 737-7789
Solvang (805) 686-5040

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Our Mission

The mission of our Court is to protect constitutional rights and liberties, apply the law equally, resolve disputes, and reconcile relationships in a fair and timely manner.

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