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The Court provides a drop-box in the public lobby to deposit documents for filing and payments of fines and fees. Any documents or payments placed in the drop-box before 4:30 p.m., will be deemed filed or received the same day as deposited.
Info By Division
The Civil Division handles cases where one party sues another to recover money or property, enforce a contract, collect damages or protect civil rights. Includes unlawful detainers, injunctive orders, and name changes.
The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felony and misdemeanor crimes. Charging documents consist of citations, complaints, information, and Grand Jury indictments.
The Family Law division hears matters involving family-related issues. Family Court Services offers mediation and evaluations for child custody and visitation.
Information about jury duty, jury reporting instructions, frequently asked questions, and what to expect serving as a juror can be found here.
The Juvenile Division handles cases involving juvenile dependency, juvenile delinquency and juvenile traffic.
The Probate Division handles cases involving estates, trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships.
The Small Claims Division is a special court within the Superior Court where disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. These lawsuits do not exceed $7,500.
The Traffic/Infraction division processes infraction violations of the vehicle code, local ordinance or other law or statute.
About our court
- Presiding Judge: Hon. John Martin
- Court Executive Officer: Interim Dan Vrtis
Calaveras County is located in the Gold Country; it has a total area of 1,037 square miles in size and has a population of 45,578.
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To Provide Equal Access to Justice for All and where we are committed to maintain and enhance the public’s trust and confidence in the court system.