Mar. 8, 2023

Welcome to Yuba Superior Court

Presiding Judge: Hon. Debra L. Givens
Court Executive Officer: Heather Pugh

If You Are Scheduled To Appear in court in a civil matter and would like to appear by Video (Zoom), please complete the Required Forms found at the Judicial Council of California's website by Clicking Here, and submit them for filing.  For more information, contact the Court at 530-740-1800.


COVID-19 Update 11:

Face Coverings are required regardless of vaccination status. See details for medical exemption information. Click Here for Details.

  • If you are SICK, do not enter the building.

August 26, 2021. Receipt of the Annual Allocation of the Trial Court Budget from the Judicial Council.
In accordance with California Rule of Court 10.620(f), Yuba County Superior Court hereby posts its Receipt of the Annual Allocation of the Trial Court Budget from the Judicial Council. Click here to view the document.

August 15, 2018. Standing Order Regarding Use Of Recording And Photography Devices In Courthouse Facilities.
Consistent with case law, California Rules of Court, rule 1.150, and Yuba County Superior Court policy, no photographs, video recordings or audio recordings may be taken anywhere on the second and third floors of the Courthouse building, including but not limited to: courtrooms, hallways, lobby areas, or the court employees offices and work areas, with any device capable of photographing, recording or broadcasting, unless permitted by an order of the Court. Click here to read the entire order.

July 1, 2018. Mandatory Electronic Filing Requirements.
Yuba County Superior Court has adopted mandatory electronic filing for Civil, Probate, Family Law, and Juvenile Dependency cases. Click here to view the Electronic Filing Requirements Document.

March 30, 2017. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2017, the Yuba County Superior Court telephone hours, including jury services, will be reduced to 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Our current public window filing hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, will remain unchanged.  Fax and e-filing hours will remain between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well.  Click here to view the official notice.

August 17, 2017: General Court Order for Court Reporters in Civil Law and Motion.

June 14, 2016: Standing order Authorizing Release of Juvenile Record Information to Military Recruiters

Click to view the order.


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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) supervised visitation program for non-custodial parents. Family Court Services also processes child support cases filed by the Department of Child Support Services.

The Self-Help Attorney/Family Law Facilitator 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.

Delinquency matters: Monday and Wednesday at 9am in Department 1

Dependency matters: Monday and Wednesday at 1:30pm, and Thursday at 9am in Department 1

Juvenile Division Email: Phone: (530) 740-1826

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) 740-1800

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

Phone Hours
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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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