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UPDATED SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

**ALERT** COURT INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19. CLICK HERE.

5/21/20: COVID-19 TOWNHALL QUESTIONS BENCH BAR MEETING

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Court News & Notices

PORTAL OUTAGE: The court will be upgrading its version of the Odyssey Portal, on Wednesday, September 9 between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. The outage is necessary while we complete the upgrade and conduct some testing of the latest version. The portal outage will not have any impacts in the ability to submit electronic filings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will do our best to keep the outage as brief as possible.


NOTICE: September 21, 2020

Judge Pauline Maxwell Elected Assistant Presiding Judge of the Santa Barbara Superior Court


NOTICE: July 30, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE OF JUDICIAL COUNCIL ALLOCATIONS
Public notice of receipt of the annual trial court budget allocation for 2020-2021 from the Judicial Council


NOTICE: May 1, 2020

GENERAL ORDER RE: Extensions


NOTICE: April 30, 2020

STATEWIDE EMERGENCY ORDER by Chief Justice and Chair of Judicial Council


NOTICE: April 27, 2020:

Chief Justice's Order Extending Santa Barbara Superior Court Closure to May 23rd


PRESS RELEASE: April 24, 2020:

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT EXTENDED CLOSURE THROUGH MAY 23, 2020, TRAFFIC FINES EXTENSION, AND COURTROOM PROTOCOLS


NOTICE: April 23, 2020:

GENERAL ORDER Staying Evictions in Consideration of State of Emergency


NOTICE: April 13, 2020:

GENERAL ORDER RE: Implementation of Emergency Bail Schedule Pursuant to Amendments to the California Rules of Court By Order of Judicial Council

SB Emergency Bail Schedule

Emergency Rules 1-11 of the California Rules of Court, dated April 6, 2020


NOTICE: March 30, 2020

STATEWIDE EMERGENCY ORDER by Chief Justice and Chair of Judicial Council

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER: Implementation of Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code Section 68115 by Chair of Judicial Council


NOTICE: March 27, 2020

SUPPLEMENTAL ORDER: Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code Section 68115 by Chair of Judicial Council


PRESS RELEASE: March 23, 2020

AMENDED ORDER: Implementation of Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code Section 68115 by Chair of Judicial Council


PRESS RELEASE: March 16, 2020

* COURT CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19
* GENERAL ORDER RE: Implementation of Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code Section 68115 by Chair of Judicial Council


PRESS RELEASE: March 12, 2020:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Regarding Superior Court COVID-19 Response


NOTICE: March 9, 2020:

Apply to be on the Civil Grand Jury of Santa Barbara County. Deadline 5/1/2020


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.


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Last updated: 5/21/20

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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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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