Court News & Notices

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).
 

We are now testing E-filing for Criminal Case Types!
Criminal is now conducting limited testing for E-file for predesignated users, only. Please note that if you are not a designated e-file tester, you may experience problems and delays.
 

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.
 

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

Family Law Facilitator / Self-Help Center Hours
Monday through Thursday
8:30 am to 11:30 am
Check for Schedules/Closures

San Luis Obispo Courthouse
1035 Palm St. 3rd Floor Atrium

Paso Robles Courthouse
901 Park St. Room 112
 

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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.

Mission

Uphold the law and provide equal justice for all.

Vision

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 781-5421.


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Locations

Criminal Branch
1050 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Phone: (805) 781-5670

Civil & Family Law Branch
1035 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Civil: (805) 781-5677
Family Law: (805) 781-5706

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

Paso Robles Branch
901 Park Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: (805) 237-3079

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