DO YOU ACCEPT FAX FILINGS?
Sutter County Court does not have a direct line for accepting fax
filings. Please refer to Rule 2.303 for using the services of a fax
filing agency to submit documents. Under Rule 2.303 there are provisions
for using the services of a fax filing agency. Please check the yellow
pages of the phone directory for services that may be available in
Sutter County. As long as the provisions of Rule 2.303, Rules 2.100 –
2.119 and the appropriate filing fees are submitted, the Court will
accept a fax filing. Each document filed by a fax filing agency shall
contain the phrase “BY FAX” immediately below the title of the
HOW DO I SET LAW AND MOTION HEARINGS?
Civil, probate and conservatorship matters are set on Mondays at 9:00 am in
Department B. If a Monday is a holiday, the hearings are moved to Tuesday. Family
law matters are set on Mondays at 9:00 am and guardianship or adoption matters are set on Fridays at 8:30 in Department A.
If a Monday is a holiday, the hearings are not moved to Tuesday but set the
It is not necessary to call and reserve a date; you may choose the Monday or Friday that
allows enough time for appropriate service. You need only to submit your motion
or order to show cause, or request for order with the appropriate filing fee or application for waiver
of court fees and costs.
HOW DO I OBTAIN A CONTINUANCE OR NOTIFY THE COURT OF SETTLEMENT?
Requests for continuances of law and motion matters or case management conferences
shall be made by written stipulation of the parties or counsel or by oral agreement
of the parties with the requesting party filing and paying the appropriate fees, before the date and time for
the hearing, written notification with proof of service to the opposing party
Requests for continuance of court and/or jury trials must be submitted by motion
with proper service and payment of the appropriate fees.
Parties should contact the court to advise the case has settled and to drop
any hearings from calendar and then follow up with the mandatory judicial counsel
for Notice of Settlement.
DO YOU ALLOW TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES?
The Court permits telephonic appearances at the hearings listed in
California Rules of Court 3.670(c) (rev. 7/1/10) and arranged through
CourtCall. It is required by this Court and without exception, that an
appearance must be prearranged no later than three (3) days before the
HOW DO I ARRANGE EX PARTE HEARINGS?
Civil, Probate and Conservatorship ex parte hearings are heard in Department
B at 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Family law and Guardianship ex parte hearings
are heard in Department A at 1:15pm Monday through Friday. Prior arrangements must be
made with the civil clerk and, pursuant to Rule 3.1203, a party seeking an exparte
hearing must notify all parties no later than 10:00 am the court day before
the appearance, absent a showing of exceptional circumstances. There is a filing
fee for the ex parte hearing and another filing fee for a motion or order to
show cause that requires a hearing.
DO YOU HAVE TENTATIVE RULINGS FOR MOTIONS OR ORDERS TO SHOW CAUSE?
Sutter County does not have tentative rulings, and appearances are necessary
for case management conferences and law and motion hearings.
HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT MY COURT DATE IS OR IF MY CASE IS
STILL ON CALENDAR?
Calendars for non-confidential matters are available on this website by type
of case, case number, attorney or date. From the main menu go to “Calendars”
and then to “Court Calendar” and choose the method in which to locate
HOW DO I MAKE A REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES PURSUANT TO RULE 989.3?
It is the policy of the courts of this state to assure that qualified individuals
with disabilities have equal and full access to the judicial system. Nothing
in this rule shall be construed to impose limitations or to invalidate the remedies,
rights, and procedures accorded to any qualified individuals with disabilities
under state or federal law. Applications may be presented in writing or orally
as the court may allow. The Request for Accommodations
by Persons with Disabilities and Order may be presented in no less than
five court days prior to the implementation date.
WHERE CAN I GO FOR INFORMATION FOR DISSOLUTION, LEGAL SEPARATION, NULLITY,
CUSTODY, CHILD & SPOUSAL SUPPORT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ADOPTION?
1. Contact a lawyer.
2. California Courts Online Self-Help Center: www.courts.ca.gov
3. Do-It-Yourself Dissolution, Legal Separation, Nullity publications available
for purchase at bookstores or can be reviewed at the public library.
4. Court Facilitator’s Office. Appointment and clinics held weekly. Calendar available on this website under Family Law - Clinics
Call for information (530)822-3305. Family Law Center, 463 Second Street, Yuba
City, CA 95991.
5. Domestic Violence, Rape Crisis, Child Assault Prevention and Children Programs
contact Casa de Esperanza: (530) 674-5400
6. Sutter County Dept of Child Support Services, 543 Garden Highway, Yuba City,
WHERE CAN I GO FOR INFORMATION ON PROBATE, GUARDIANSHIP, CONSERVATORSHIP, UNLAWFUL DETAINER, SMALL CLAIMS, AND TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS?
Courts Online Self-Help Center: www.courts.ca.gov
3. Do-It-Yourself Probate, Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Unlawful Detainer
publications for purchase at bookstores
or can be reviewed at the public library.
4. Conservator Handbook.
5. Unlawful Detainer Actions: Landlord and Tenants clinics held at California
Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.,
511 D Street, Marysville, CA 95901 (530) 742-5191
6. Unlawful Detainer Answer Filed search: Click Here
7. Small Claims Advisory Service through Sutter County Self-Help Center Clinics
8. Yuba-Sutter Legal Center for Seniors (60+), 725 D Street, Marysville, CA
95901 (530) 742-8289
WHERE CAN I GO FOR LEGAL FORMS?
Uniform Forms, adopted for use throughout the State
of California by the Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Council,
1. On-line Judicial Council Forms:www.courts.ca.gov/forms
Form Packets: Form packets available for purchase at the
Superior Court of California, County of Sutter Family Law/Civil Division
Clerk's office or other courts.
3. Completed Sample Forms: Sample forms with instructions are available at the Family Law Center located at 463 Second Street, Yuba City. Call (530) 822-3305
4. Local Forms: At-Issue, Stipulation
to Set Settlement Conference and Trial Dates and Stipulation
for 8 person jury.
workbooks contain forms and can be purchased at bookstores or viewed at the Public Library.
6. Contact a lawyer. Check the general alphabetical listing and specialty
listing in your local telephone book. Some lawyers offer free
7. Tips for Representing yourself in Court.