A Jurisdiction Guide to the Superior Court of California

A Jurisdiction Guide to the Superior Court of California

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A Jurisdiction Guide to the Superior Court of California

What is the Superior Court of California?

A Superior Court of California is a legal venue in the State of California that maintains the jurisdictional authority to retry, review, or reexamine specific cases that have received rulings from lower courts and venues located within the State of California. A Superior Court of California is a Court exists within the realm of Common Law.

A Superior Court of California is permitted to hear cases both criminal and civil in nature. This is in contrast to a court classified as ‘lower’, which is restricted to the judicial review of cases considered to be less severe in nature. A Superior Court of California maintains the jurisdiction of over the 58 Counties within the State of California with regard to the respective cities and towns compiling them.

Superior Court of California Jurisdiction

The following is a guide to the 58 counties in the State of California. Each of which maintain their own Superior Court responsible for the judicial review of legal matters considered to require a hearing within an individual Superior Court of California. In addition, within each Superior Court of California, there exist a variety of individual locations within the overarching county area:

Alameda County Superior Court

Alpine County Superior Court

Amador County Superior Court

Butte County Superior Court

Calaveras County Superior Court

Colusa County Superior Court

Contra Costa County Superior Court

Del Norte County Superior Court

El Dorado County Superior Court

Fresno County Superior Court

Glenn County Superior Court

Humboldt County Superior Court

Imperial County Superior Court

Inyo County Superior Court

Kern County Superior Court

Kings County Superior Court

Lake County Superior Court

Lassen County Superior Court

Los Angeles County Superior Court

Madera County Superior Court

Marin County Superior Court

Mariposa County Superior Court

Mendocino County Superior Court

Merced County Superior Court

Modoc County Superior Court

Mono County Superior Court

Monterey County Superior Court

Napa County Superior Court

Nevada County Superior Court

Orange County Superior Court

Placer County Superior Court

Plumas County Superior Court

Riverside County Superior Court

Sacramento County Superior Court

San Benito County Superior Court

San Bernardino County Superior Court

San Diego County Superior Court

San Francisco County Superior Court

San Joaquin County Superior Court

San Luis Obispo County Superior Court

San Mateo County Superior Court

Santa Barbara County Superior Court

Santa Clara County Superior Court

Santa Cruz County Superior Court

Shasta County Superior Court

Sierra County Superior Court  

Siskiyou County Superior Court

Solano County Superior Court

Sonoma County Superior Court

Stanislaus County Superior Court

Sutter County Superior Court

Tehama County Superior Court

Trinity County Superior Court

Tulare County Superior Court

Tuolumne County Superior Court

Ventura County Superior Court

Yolo County Superior Court

Yuba County Superior Court


The Supreme Court of California

Legal matters that both supersede the jurisdiction of a Superior Court of California, or require an appellate hearing with regard to a verdict reached at a Superior Court of California, may be heard before the Supreme Court of California:

Supreme Court of California
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 865-7000.

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