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NOTICE: July 25, 2018:

Stephen Foley has accepted the position as the 1058 Court Commissioner

NOTICE: April 10, 2018:


NOTICE: February 8, 2018:

The 2018-19 Civil Grand Juror Application available now! Applications due May 4, 2018.

NOTICE: January 21, 2018:

The 101 is open and the Court will have regular operations beginning Monday January 22, 2018.

NOTICE: January 2, 2018:

ATTORNEY PORTAL: One Time Registration and Requesting Attorney Access

NOTICE: December 12, 2017:

COST RECOVERY FEE: Effective January 1, 2018 the cost of e-filing will increase from $3.50 to $5.00 per envelope

NOTICE: December 12, 2017:

REMOTE ELECTRONIC ACCESS: Expanded electronic access for attorneys effective January 2, 2018

NOTICE: November 29, 2017:

PRESS RELEASE: Santa Barbara County Chief Probation Officer to be Appointed Dec. 1, 2017

NOTICE: October 31, 2017:

PRESS RELEASE: Interim Chief Probation Officer Appointed

NOTICE: October 17, 2017:

RFQ: Online Information Technology Training Provider

NOTICE: August 31, 2017:

Proposed changes to Local Rule of Court 1200: Composition of Appellate Division posted. 

NOTICE: June 21, 2017:

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

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 January 5, 2016:

Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission now accepting applications for Commissioner

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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 Court 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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