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Court News & Notices

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 Commision now accepting applications for Commissioner

JJDPC Application

Notice November 17, 2015:


Presiding Judge James Herman is happy to announce the governor's appointment of Raimundo Montes de Oca as the newest edition to the superior court bench.

Read press release here

Notice September 14, 2015:


Superior Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Notice September 14, 2015:


On June 24, 2015, the Governor signed into law a one-time amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets. For additional information, please click on the following links: 

Notice August 1, 2015:


eFileCA Overview for Attorneys and Legal Professionals Practicing in Santa Barbara County on 8/17 & 8/18

Notice July 15, 2015:


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

Notice 06/30/15:


Request for Bid: Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
Deadline: 5pm PST 7/15/15

Notice 04/06/15:


Watchdogs Wanted! Court seeking Grand Jury Volunteers!

Notice Notice 03/20/15:



You may also pay Traffic Citation & Criminal Fine Payments by phone:
Santa Barbara-(805) 568-3959
Santa Maria-(805) 346-7550
Lompoc-(805) 737-7789
Solvang-(805) 686-5040

Notice Notice 02/13/15:


Noontime closure of Civil Clerk's Offices due to training 2/23 to 3/13

Notice 1/8/2015:


The County Presiding Judge, James E. Herman, and Juvenile Presiding Judge, Arthur A. Garcia, would like to announce the selection of Guadalupe “Lupe” Rabago as the next Chief Probation Officer..  Please view the press release here.

  • Notice 6-18-2014

    SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Michael Carrozzo to a judgeship in the Santa Barbara County Superior Court.

    Carrozzo, 48, of Santa Barbara, has served as a deputy district attorney at the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office since 2007. Carrozzo served as a special assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California from 2005 to 2007 and as U.S. Army Captain, Judge Advocate at Fort Irwin from 2004 to 2007. He was a senior attorney at the Law Offices of Michael Gurfinkel from 1997 to 2004, an attorney at the Law Offices of Steven Karp from 1995 to 1997 and an attorney in private practice from 1992 to 1995. Carrozzo earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge George C. Eskin. Carrozzo is a Republican.

    The compensation for this position is $181, 292. 

Shriver Grant awarded

  • In 2011, the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara and the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County were jointly selected to implement one of seven pilot projects (from a field of 22 applicants) in the State of California under the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act. Under this grant, the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara is now providing new and innovative services to the public in the form of a housing settlement master, a probate facilitator, as well as bilingual judicial assistants to aid both positions.

Notice June 24, 2013:

New Court Executive Officer Darrel E. Parker appointed

June 11, 2013: PRESS RELEASE

Superior Court Executive Officer Gary M. Blair to Retire. Press Release can be found here.


Appointment of Presiding Judges, Chief Deputy Executive Officer. Press Release can be found here.

2013 Civil Grand Jury

The Santa Maria Mediation and Family Law Facilitator Offices Have Moved

  • The Santa Maria Mediation and Family Law Facilitator Offices have MOVED to the new building on the main Santa Maria Court campus.  They are located on the SECOND FLOOR of the new building.  For assistance, call the Family Mediation Office at (805) 614-6429. Campus Map here.

October 26, 2012: NOTICE

September 11, 2012: PRESS RELEASE



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Santa Barbara, CA 93121-1107 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Lompoc, CA 93436-6967 
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Solvang, CA 93463-3605 
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* Effective 10/14/14 all matters previously filed at the Solvang Division will be filed at the Lompoc Division.


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