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Notice:

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 https://www.tulare.courts.ca.gov.  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

Court Reporters

Court Reporter Notice

Effective January 3, 2017, official court reporters will no longer be provided in the Visalia Division for:

  • Misdemeanor matters in Department 11 and Department 12
  • Civil limited trials with a time estimate over 2 hours, civil unlimited trials and probate trials

Effective January 3, 2017, official court reporters will no longer be provided in the South County Justice Center for:

  • Misdemeanor matters in Department 18
  • Civil limited trials with a time estimate over 2 hours, civil unlimited trials and probate trials

Court reporters will continue to be provided for all other matters not identified above, including felony and juvenile matters with the exception of traffic matters.

See the Notice of Unavailability of Official Reporter for full details.

Requesting Transcripts

Court reporter transcripts can be requested using our Request Transcripts form. Required information includes the case number, proceeding dates, and requestor contact information.

Notice of Unavailability of Official Reporter

See the Notice of Unavailability of Official Reporter for full details.

For matters beginning on October 1, 2013, parties may arrange for privately retained certified court reporters to serve as an official reporter pro tempore where the Court will no longer be providing an official reporter.

It will be the party's responsibility to pay the reporter's fee for attendance at the proceedings, but the expense may be recoverable as part of the costs, as provided by law. 2.956( c ), Cal. Rules of Court.

If a party arranges and pays for the attendance of a certified shorthand reporter at a hearing in a civil case because of the unavailability of the services of an official court reporter, none of the parties may be charged the reporter's attendance fee provided for in Government Code Sections 68086 (b)(1). 2.956 (d), Cal. Rules of Court

The Approved Official Reporter Pro Tempore list, containing the names and contact information of court reporters who have been pre-approved by the Court, will be available on the Court's website. A reporter selected from the Approved Official Reporter Pro Tempore list may report a hearing without the need for a stipulation by the parties or order of the Court.

Parties that arrange for the appointment of a court reporter who is not on the Approved Official Reporter Pro Tempore list must do so by completion of the Stipulation to Appointment of Official Reporter Pro Tempore form. The court reporter shall complete the Appointment of Official Reporter Pro Tempore and be appointed by the Court. See Government Code §70044.

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