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Court News & Notices

We have moved to a new case management system. If you are unable to find your case under Make Payments, please contact the court for other payment options.

Lompoc: 805-737-7789
115 Civic Center Plaza, Lompoc
Santa Maria: 805-346-7550
312-E East Cook Street, Santa Maria
Santa Barbara: 805-568-3959
118 E. Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara

NOTICE: Scheduled PORTAL Maintenance on Friday 8/18/17 from 10pm-11pm.
During this time, the portal will be available. However, we do anticipate a loss in connectivity that will affect all payment processing. Please make any payments before or after this time period. Thank you.

The Courthouse parking lot in Santa Maria is under construction. Please park on the upper levels of the mall parking structure. Enter the structure on Cook Street, and walk across Cook Street to the courthouse.

NOTICE: June 26, 2017:

Santa Barbara Superior Court is accepting applications for Chief Financial Officer. Apply here.

NOTICE: June 21, 2017:

Effective July 1, 2017: Price increase - Public Index CD-ROM

Press Release May 5, 2017:

Santa Barbara Superior Court Seeks Civil Grand Jurors. Application Deadline Extended to May 12, 2017

NOTICE: May 4, 2017:

NOTICE: 5/9/17 @ 12:15p Public Hearing re: Request to grant critically needed exception to 180 day "sit-out" rule for the position of Accountant Supervisor

Press Release April 3, 2017:

Watchdogs Wanted: Santa Barbara Superior Court Seeks Civil Grand Jurors

Order March 9, 2017:

General Order re: Judicial Assignments effective immediately

Announcement March 8, 2017:

Santa Barbara Superior Court Presiding Judge Patricia Kelly announces the appointment of Von Deroian as the next Commissioner of the Court.

Notice February 16, 2017:

The Superior Court joins in a letter to Governor Brown appealing for increased funding.

Notice January 30, 2017:

The Santa Barbara County Superior Court has placed the Santa Barbara County Chief Probation Officer on
administrative leave effective January 30, 2017.

Notice January 3, 2017:

Amended General Order in Re: Courthouse Security

Notice September 23, 2016:

Superior Court Judges Elect Michael Carrozzo as Assistant Presiding Judge

Notice September 22, 2016:

Superior Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Notice September 7, 2016:

The Superior Court intends to adopt the following form for optional use in criminal cases:

SC-3086: Addendum to Felony Plea Form with Explanation and Waiver of Rights

Notice March 16, 2016:

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


Notice January 5, 2016:

Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission now accepting applications for Commissioner

JJDPC Application

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Info By Division


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 co/llect 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.

Family Law

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

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


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


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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