Apr. 1, 2015

Welcome to Yuba Superior Court

Yuba County is located in Northern California, approximately 40 miles North of Sacramento.  It is one of the original California counties and was established in 1850 by John Sutter.  It has a population of 73,000 people and covers 630 square miles.

Presiding Judge: Hon. Debra L. Givens
Court Executive Officer: Steve Konishi

June 22, 2014: Grand Jury Report Responses Released

Click to view responses

September 19, 2014: Standing Order

The court designates Terese Johnson as Finance Evaluation Officer to evaulate the responsible person(s) ablilty to reimburse cost of legal services incurred in juvenile dependency matters. Click  to view order

June 13, 2014: Grand Jury Report Released

The 2013-2014 Yuba County Grand Jury Final Report is released. Click to view report.

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Info By Division

The Civil Division handles cases in which parties sue to (a) recover money or real or personal property (b) enforce a contract, (c) recover damages for injury, (d) request name changes or writs, (e) seek protection of civil rights, (f) request emancipation of minors, (g) seek protection from elder abuse, workplace and civil harassment, (h) resolve disputed eminent domain proceedings, and (i) petitions for adoption.

The Collections Division assists defendants by establishing payment plans and processing payments, and also assists the Court in enforcement collection of court-ordered debt, such as fines and fees.

The Criminal Division handles misdemeanor and felony public offenses, including DUI cases. The Criminal Clerks may answer questions about court dates, case status, and other related issues.

Family Court Services provides a (a) mediation program for families with custody and visitation disputes, (b) no-cost eight-week Parenting Without Conflict class for couples who are referred by the Court, and (c) supervised visitation program for non-custodial parents. Family Court Services also processes child support cases filed by the Department of Child Support Services.

The Family Law Facilitator/Self-Help Attorney provides assistance for self-represented litigants in family law, parentage, and child support cases.

Family Law Division handles (a) petitions for dissolution of marriage (divorce), legal separation, and nullity, (b) petitions for child custody, visitation and support, (c) domestic violence cases, and (d) proceedings to establish paternity.

The Civil Grand Jury is composed of volunteers who generally serve for one fiscal year in an oversight capacity over various city and county operations. A separate Criminal Grand Jury may be impaneled at the request of the District Attorney to investigate and consider possible criminal indictments for crimes committed in Yuba County.

The Human Resources division handles all aspects of employment including recruitment and hiring, benefit administration, and employee division-assignments.

The California Legislature recognizes that a trial by jury is a cherished constitutional right, and that jury service is an obligation of citizenship.

Utilizing the Court’s automated jury management system, Jury Services randomly summons prospective trial jurors from a pool of registered voters and licensed drivers.

The Juvenile Division handles juvenile dependency and juvenile delinquency cases, as well as adoptions arising from juvenile dependency cases.

The Probate Division handles proceedings involving estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and proceedings under the Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act.

The purpose of Small Claims Court is to fairly, quickly and inexpensively resolve cases where the dollar amount claimed does not exceed $10,000.

Traffic division handles infraction cases involving traffic violations, local city and county ordinances and Fish & Game and Animal Control violations. Please note that DUI violations are handled in the Criminal Division.

An “unlawful detainer” lawsuit is a complaint brought by a landlord to obtain possession of rented property and receive payment of back rent.

Location & Contact Info

Yuba County Courthouse
215 Fifth Street, Suite 200
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 749-7600

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday


Our Mission

The judiciary shall, in a fair, accessible, effective, and efficient manner, resolve disputes arising under the law; and shall interpret and apply the law consistently, impartially, and independently to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution of the State of California and the Constitution of the United States.

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