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NOTICE: August 29, 2019:

Order Re: Judicial Assignments Effective 9/16/19


NOTICE: July 25, 2019:

Notice of receipt of the annual allocation of the trial court budget from the Judicial Council after enactment of the Budget Act for fiscal year 2019-2020.


NOTICE: June 26, 2019:

The new fiscal year 2019-2020 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury will be sworn into office on Monday, July 1st at 12:00 p.m.


October 5, 2018:

PRESS RELEASE: SANTA MARIA VETERANS TREATMENT COURT RECOGNIZED BY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


NOTICE: September 19, 2018:

SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES ELECT GUSTAVO E. LAVAYEN AS ASSISTANT PRESIDING JUDGE


NOTICE: September 17, 2018:

News Release: Demolition Work to Start on Location for New Santa Barbara Criminal Courthouse


NOTICE: July 25, 2018:

Stephen Foley has accepted the position as the 1058 Court Commissioner


NOTICE: January 2, 2018:

ATTORNEY PORTAL: One Time Registration and Requesting Attorney Access


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NOTICE TO COURT USERS TEMPORARY RELOCATION OF THE ANACAPA CLERK'S OFFICE

Effective Monday, November 4, 2019 all services to the public for Civil, Small Claims, Probate, and Family Law, normally provided at the Anacapa Division Clerk's Office will be temporarily relocated to the Records Office located on the lower level of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Figueroa Division, at 118 E. Figueroa Street. This temporary relocation is to accommodate construction scheduled to take place in the Anacapa Clerk's Office during November and December 2019.

We apologize for any inconvenience

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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