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.
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.
The Court Civil Division handles civil disputes, including landlord/tenant conflicts.
The Court Collection Department provides enforcement of court-ordered traffic and criminal fines for the Visalia, Tulare, Porterville, and Dinuba Superior Courts.
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.
Information relating to divorce, legal separation, annulments, custody and visitation, and more.
The Juvenile Division handles juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency cases.
The Probate Department of the court handles decedents' estates, trusts, guardianships of minors, and conservatorships of adults.
Small claims court is a special court where disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. The rules are simple and informal.
The Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code (infraction) violations, some local municipal ordinances and minor misdemeanors.