To best serve your needs, please select one of the divisions below.
A civil lawsuit may involve dispute resolution of the private rights and legal issues between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations.
If you fail to pay a court ordered fine, the court may send a civil assessment notice. This page provides payment information.
A Criminal Action is the procedure by which a person is accused of committing a crime is charged and brought to trial.
Family Court Services
Family law issues include dissolution (divorce), legal separation, child custody and visitation, probate and guardianships, child support, spousal support and domestic violence.
The Juvenile Court is a division of the Sutter Superior Court handling dependency, delinquency and emancipation matters.
Probate is the court process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person¹s property under a will.
Small claims court is a special court where rules are simple and informal, and disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. All parties involved in a claim represent themselves without an attorney.
Traffic Court deals with violations of traffic laws and other minor offenses, such as fishing without a fishing license. Unlawful Detainers cases involve landlord-tenant disputes.
A Limited Civil appeal (for disputes involving $25,000 or less, including unlawful detainers), must file your notice of appeal within 30 days.