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Superior Court of Sierra County

Remote Hearings

  • Remote Court Appearances via Zoom

    All counsel, litigants, and witnesses are required to be present in court at any evidentiary hearing. Parties may appear telephonically or via remote video at selected non-evidentiary hearings. Parties who wish to appear telephonically or via remote video appearance for an evidentiary hearing or at any selected non-evidentiary hearing, permission must first be granted by the Court upon finding of good cause. Parties may apply ex parte to the Court for such permission by filing.

    When appearing via Zoom, you need only login to the “Zoom meeting” at the time your specific court case is set to begin.  Please refer to the court calendar links to see when your case is scheduled to begin.


  • Traffic Court Information

    The Traffic Division handles only Infraction matters for Traffic violations, Fish & Game violations, local city and county ordinances, boating, and dog/animal citations. Note: driving under the influence (DUI) violations are handled through the Criminal Division.

  • Jury Service

    If you have been summoned for Jury Duty, please follow this link to complete the Jury Questionnaire. You will need the juror badge and group number shown on your summons.

  • Public Records Request

    The court will make identifiable judicial administrative records available upon request, unless the records are exempt from disclosure under Rule 10.500. Records may be subject to payment of a fee.

  • Hearing Reminder Services

    Schedule an E-Mail or Text Message Reminder for a Public Hearing

News, Updates & Notices

  • Jul 21, 2023

    2023-2024 Trial Court Allocations and Workload Formula

  • Nov 02, 2022

    Joint CEO Statement RE Court Reporter Shortage

    • Jun 12, 2024

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Sierra County Superior Court

100 Courthouse Square
Downieville, CA 95936
United States

About the Court

The mission of the Court is to dispense justice in all matters within its jurisdiction in an impartial manner and in accordance with the law.

Officers of the Court

Charles H. Ervin, Presiding Judge
Ann M. Mendez, Court Executive Officer

Sierra County is located in northern California, about two and one-half hours driving time from the Sacramento metropolitan area; about two hours driving time from the Reno, Nevada area; and about five hours driving time from the Bay area

Contact info

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 476
Downieville, CA 95936

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