San Luis Obispo County Superior Court

  • Public access to the San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Grover Beach courthouses is limited to matters on the calendar that day. The document drop-box is available in San Luis Obispo only.
  • All other business with the Court is currently being done remotely. See the list of Remote Access Options below.
  • Face coverings and social distancing are required in all San Luis Obispo County courthouses.

General Order: https://www.slo.courts.ca.gov/documents/san-luis-obispo/Emergency_Relief_Order_GC_68115_SLO_07-02-20.pdf?1595211938302

Santa Barbara County Superior Court

THE COURT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR

  • Chamber ex-parte requests for Civil Harassment TROs, Domestic Violence TROs, and Gun Violence Protective Orders
  • Emergency ex-parte proceedings in Unlawful Detainers
  • Ex parte Guardianship requests where a minor’s safety is at risk
  • Emergency conservatorship and other emergency orders in Probate
  • Parties seeking emergency ex parte orders should call:
    • North County phone number: (805 )614-6500
    • South County phone number: (805) 882-4590
  • All search warrants (day and night) will be electronically submitted

EXCEPT AS INDICATED BELOW THE COURT WILL BE CLOSED FOR:

CRIMINAL

  • All criminal proceedings, except in-custody arraignments.

CIVIL

  • All civil proceedings will be rescheduled
  • All Unlawful Detainer (UD) matters will be rescheduled
  • All temporary restraining orders which would otherwise expire during this closure will be automatically extended for 30 days

FAMILY

  • All family court departments are closed; family law & family support matters will be rescheduled
  • The Family Law Facilitator’s Office is closed for public transactions
  • All clinics and workshops have been cancelled
  • The Family Law Facilitator’s office will conduct appointments telephonically
  • Family Court Services office is closed for public transactions
  • All family court mediation matters are being conducted telephonically

JUVENILE

  • Juvenile matters are still being heard

TRAFFIC

  • All traffic matters will be rescheduled
  • All those cited to appear in Traffic Court will have a 30-day grace period starting when the court reopens all services (monitor www.sbcourts.org for service updates)

SMALL CLAIMS

  • All small claims matters will be rescheduled

PROBATE

  • All Probate hearings will be rescheduled
  • All in-person visits related to guardianship and conservatorship cases are suspended
  • The Probate Facilitator’s office is closed for public transactions; appointments will be conducted telephonically

Court Operation Plan: https://www.sbcourts.org/gi/notices/CourtOperationsPlan_050920.pdf