Posted March 20, 2020


NOTICE: Effective Friday, March 20, 2020

  • Public access to the courthouses in Paso Robles and Grover Beach will be closed
  • Public access to the San Luis Obispo courthouse will be limited those appearing for matters on the calendar that day
  • Remote options including contact by telephone are now reserved for critical and essential court business only.

Click here for more information on this announcement and other COVID-19 related information.

Court News & Notices

Press Release, March 18, 2020
Press Release, March 16, 2020
Family Law Dept Notice re Mar 16 to April 17 Hearings
Civil Law Dept Notice re Mar 16 to Apr 1 Hearings
Notice re Management of Civil Cases under AO 20-01
Administrative Order (A0) 20-01
Emergency Order - SLO 16 Mar 2020

Civil Closures

Notice of Civil Fee Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2020

Proposed Changes to Local Rules of Court

Prop 66 Habeas Corpus Counsel Application Information

Notice to Counsel and Law Enforcement

Schedule Adjustments for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Courts
After appreciated input from the most affected agencies and counsel, we have decided to modify the trial schedules in child welfare court and juvenile justice court. Beginning October 1, 2018, trials in child welfare court will occur in D12 on Monday afternoons at 1 PM. Juvenile justice trials will be moved from Monday afternoons to Friday afternoons at 1 PM at the Juvenile Services Center (JSC).

Criminal is Now Accepting E-filing for Criminal Case Types - Subsequent Filings Only!
E-filing is now more widely available for most criminal case types on subsequent filings. If a case already exists and has a case number, most filings are able to be accepted through e-file.

Pro Tem Court Reporters
How to contract as a court reporter for the San Luis Obispo County courts.

E-Filing for All Civil Case Types Now Available!
E-filing became MANDATORY for all case types accepted for filing in the Civil Division, January 1, 2017

Fee waivers for filing fees (including e-filing fees) may be granted upon request.

Dealing with Scams

Traffic Court Dark Days
Check to see when traffic court sessions are not available

Family Law Facilitator / Self-Help Center Hours

Check for Schedules/Closures

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Info by Division

Adjudication of controversies between individual parties, the redress of private rights, and hearings for child welfare cases.

Collections provides direct assistance in order to facilitate payment of delinquent fines and fees. Fines and fees may be related to Criminal, Traffic, Family Law or Jury matters.

Our Criminal Division contains information to help you resolve warrants and pay your court ordered fines. It also provides basic information on other topics such as filing an appeal, upcoming criminal calendars, how to request copies of court records and how to clear your criminal record.

Family Law is an area of the law that deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including:

  • the nature of marriage,
  • adoption and child abuse,
  • divorce, annulment, and alimony.

In California, as in all states, there is a separate court system for persons under the age of 18, who are known as minors or juveniles. The juvenile court system was established with the belief that children could be successfully rehabilitated through intensive counseling, education and guidance, rather than punishing them in the adult criminal justice system.

Probate handles cases involving estates, trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships.

Our Traffic Division contains information to help you resolve traffic citations, interact with the court, and if or how to go to traffic school.

About Us

The court consists of thirteen judges and two commissioners. The judiciary, under a single presiding judge, hears all cases filed with the court. The Court serves the citizenry of San Luis Obispo County at two locations - San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles.


Uphold the law and provide equal justice for all.


The Court will resolve disputes fairly, in a manner that promotes public trust and confidence. We will be innovative, efficient, and provide equal and meaningful access to justice. Judicial officers and employees will stand together with a united court culture, where all are able to achieve their very best to serve the needs of the Court and the community.

Community Outreach

To schedule a speaker, tour, or for more information about Community Outreach projects or the Strategic Plan, contact Michael Powell, Court Executive Officer, at (805) 706-3615.

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Criminal Branch
1050 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Phone: (805) 706-3600

Civil & Family Law Branch
Physical Location:
1050 Monterey Street,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Mailing Address:
1035 Palm St., Rm. 385,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Phone: (805) 706-3600

Veterans Memorial Branch
801 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Grover Beach Branch
214 South 16th Street
Grover Beach, CA, 93433

Paso Robles Branch
901 Park Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: (805) 706-3600

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