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Please be advised that due to increasing COVID-19 cases, the Visalia Division Civil/Family Law, Room 201 is closed to walk-ins, appointments are required until further notice.

New Website -

Welcome to the new Tulare County Superior Court website.  Please be advised that the website address has changed.  The new URL is  Please be sure to update your bookmarks accordingly.  

COVID-19 Notice:

Please do not come to the courthouse if you meet the following criteria:

·        Sick with fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 related symptoms
·        Recently tested for COVID-19 and waiting for test results
·        Tested positive for COVID-19
·        Had direct exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and told to self-quarantine due to COVID-19

If you meet any of the above criteria, please contact your attorney for your case or call (559) 730-5000 Ext. 110


Here you will find information regarding the various divisions at the Superior Court of California, County of Tulare. Select from the options below to learn more about each department.

  • Appeals

    Get information on the appeals process for Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Writ Cases, Limited and Unlimited Civil Cases, Settlement/Abandonment/Voluntary Dismissal/Compromise appeal processes.

  • Civil

    The Court Civil Division handles civil disputes, including landlord/tenant conflicts.

  • Collections

    The Court Collection Department provides enforcement of court-ordered traffic and criminal fines for the Visalia, Tulare, Porterville, and Dinuba Superior Courts.

  • Criminal

    The Superior Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. Misdemeanors are offenses generally punishable by a fine and/or a county jail term, and felonies are generally punishable by imprisonment in the state prison and/or fines.

  • Family Court Services

    The Family & Child Division hears matters involving family-related issues and domestic relations.

  • Family Law

    Information relating to divorce, legal separation, annulments, custody and visitation, and more.

  • Juvenile

    The Juvenile Division handles juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency cases.

  • Probate

    The Probate Department of the court handles decedents' estates, trusts, guardianships of minors, and conservatorships of adults.

  • Small Claims

    Small claims court is a special court where disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. The rules are simple and informal.

  • Traffic

    The Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code (infraction) violations, some local municipal ordinances and minor misdemeanors.

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