Divisions

Administration

The Administration division handles administrative and facility issues at the court and do not have access to any individual case files.

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Civil

The Civil division handles civil, small claims, probate, adoption, juvenile dependency, civil harassments, name changes, unlawful detainers (evictions), elder abuse, conservatorship, guardianship and emancipation matters.

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Court Collections

The Court Collections Unit is responsible for processing payments of court-ordered fees and fines and arranging payment plans.

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Court Investigators

Court investigators conduct investigations of conservatorship matters

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Court Reporters

Court Reporter and Interpreter Services (CRIS) is part of the Operations Support Division. Our Mission Statement is to serve the court and community through the preservation of the official court record.

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Criminal

The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions, and fish and game or animal control violations.

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Family Law

The Family Law division hears matters involving family-related issues and domestic relations.

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Finance

The Finance division is in charge of all financial dealings at the court and do not have access to any individual case files.

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Human Resources

The Human Resources division handles career opportunities.

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Judicial Support

The Judicial Support division assists judicial officers.

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Jury Services

The Jury Division is responsible for summoning prospective jurors for both civil and criminal cases where the parties have elected to have a jury of their peers decide the case.

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Juvenile

The Juvenile Divison handles juvenile delinquency cases only. For juvenile dependency cases please see the Unlimited Civil Division.

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Los Banos

The Los Banos division hears traffic, criminal, civil and small claims matters.

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Probate

The Probate Division handles a range of issues involving adults and children. Matters that fall into probate include transfer of property of people who have died, will and trusts, adoption, conservatorships, guardianships and name changes.

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Traffic

The Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code (infraction) violations, some local municipal ordinances and minor misdemeanors. Please note that DUI violations are NOT heard within this division.

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