If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), or believe you have been exposed to the virus, please do not come to the courthouse.

The court will reopen on Friday, May 1, 2020, with strict social distancing in place.

  • If you are SICK, do not enter the building.
  • Masks or face coverings will be required to enter the building.
  • All persons entering the courthouse building will be screened for COVID-19, consisting of a temperature scan and some questions.
  • Pending criminal case?  Contact your attorney.  Your attorney may be able to appear for you in court, so you don’t have to go to court.  You may search for your case information on the Portal link, “Online Case Access” to the left.
  • Social distancing areas are marked out on the floor in BLUE tape.
  • Courtroom seating is very limited.  You may be asked to wait on the front lawn area and if so, you will be called in to the building when the court can hear your case.
  • Wait time for window clerks, as well as for phone calls, may be longer than usual.
Date Description Order
April 10, 2020 Order: Second General Order RE: Implementation of Emergency Relief Authorized by Chair of Judicial Council. 2ndGenOrder
April 8, 2020 Notice: Yuba County Superior Court Suspends All Non-Essential Functions for Duration of “Shelter in Place” Order Notice
April 7, 2020 Order: All matters in Department 4 before the Honorable Stephen W. Berrier between April 10 and May 29 have been vacated and continued for eight weeks. Temperary Restraining Orders already in place shall remain in full force until the continued hearing. Dept4Order
March 23, 2020 Order: All persons that have been ordered to report to the Yuba County Jail with a report date of March 23, 2020 through April 30, 2020 are ordered to report to Department 5 on June 2, 2020 at 9:00 am. Mar23Order


Unlawful Detainers/Judicial Foreclosures:  Pursuant to the emergency orders granted by the Judicial Council on April 6, 2020, the issuance of summons and entry of default and default judgments on unlawful detainer complaints are suspended and trials on any unlawful detainer actions in which a defendant has appeared more than 60 days after the request for such trial, unless the court finds that earlier action is needed to protect public health and safety.  Judicial foreclosure actions are stayed until 90 days after the Governor declares that the state of emergency related to COVID-19 pandemic is lifted.

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