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The San Joaquin County Superior Court, or alternatively the Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin, is a unified trial court of general jurisdiction, serving San Joaquin County in California. The County has over 789,000 residents living and working across approximately 1,426 square miles. The county is named after the San Joaquin River, and is known for its economic growth and business expansion in recent years.
In its mission statement, the SJ Superior Court states that “the court shall resolve disputes and address problems applying the rule of law in a fair, equal, consistent, efficient, timely, and understandable manner with integrity and professionalism. The court shall promote public confidence and provide user-friendly, customer oriented services and treat all people with respect and dignity in a safe and secure environment.”
In order to fulfill its purpose and to serve its residents, the San Joaquin Superior Court is organized into the following 16 divisions: Appeals, Business Services and Purchasing, Civil, Civil Grand Jury, Collaborative Courts, Criminal, Family Court Services, Family Law and Court, Fish and Game, Jury Services, Juvenile, Probate, Record Management, Small Claims, Traffic, and Unlawful Detainer/Landlord Tenant.
The Court’s divisions operate out of three different locations. The Stockton Courthouse, located at 180 E Weber Ave, Stockton, CA 95202, handles cases relating to criminal, traffic, small claims, appeals, probate, unlawful detainers, family law, and juveniles. You can reach Stockton Courthouse by calling (209) 992-5555. The Juvenile Justice Center, which is located at 535 W Mathews Rd, French Camp, CA 95231, handles matters relating to juvenile justice. You can reach the Juvenile Justice Center Clerk’s Office by calling (209) 992-5698. The Manteca Branch of the SJ Superior Court handles criminal, traffic, civil harassment, and unlawful detainer matters. The Manteca Branch is located at 315 E Center St, Manteca, CA 95336.
The Presiding Judge for the San Joaquin County Superior Court is the Hon. Michael D. Coughlan. The Assistant Presiding Judge is the Hon. Gus C. Barrera II.
San Joaquin County Superior Court Divisions
The Appeals Division of the SJ Superior Court handles civil appeals, small claims appeals, misdemeanor appeals, traffic infraction appeals, and parking appeals.
The Appeals Department is located on the 2nd Floor of the Stockton Courthouse. You can reach this division by calling (209) 992-5694.
Business Services and Purchasing Division
The San Joaquin County Superior Court welcomes bids, quotes, and proposals from businesses based in the United States for needed IT and non-IT goods and services.
The Business Service Manager of the Business Services and Purchasing Division is Ryan Woodward. You can reach the Manager of the Business Services and Purchasing Division by calling (209) 992-5223 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Support Service Assistant of the Business Services and Purchasing Division is Donald Muraoka. You can reach the Support Service Assistant by calling (209) 992-5709 or emailing email@example.com.
The Civil Division handles cases of civil harassment, typically involving a legal dispute between two parties that begins when one party files a complaint with the court.
These civil matters are heard at the Stockton Courthouse and the Manteca Branch location. You can reach the Civil Division of the San Joaquin County Superior Court by calling (209) 992-5693.
The Presiding Supervising Judge of the Civil Department is the Hon. Jayne Lee.
Civil Grand Jury Division
The San Joaquin County Civil Grand Jury’s duty is to address citizens’ concerns regarding the operation of local government entities. The Civil Grand Jury is composed of 19 citizens who are impaneled annually for a one-year term. The grand jurors examine and investigate local governmental activities within San Joaquin County.
You can reach the Grand Jury by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collaborative Courts Division
The Collaborative Courts Division assists individuals in achieving total abstinence from drugs and alcohol, increasing public safety and promoting family reunification, and returns participants to the community as productive and responsible members of society. The Collaborative Courts use an evidence-based drug court model, which establishes a court team involving county government, including the Board of Supervisors and Superior Court administration.
The San Joaquin County Superior Court has successfully established six adult drug courts since 1995. These courts are the Parole Reentry Court, Drug Court, DUI Drug Court, Dependency Drug Court, Veterans Court, and AB109 Compliance Courts.
Collaborative Court matters are heard on the 5th Floor of the Stockton Courthouse. You can reach the Collaborative Court by calling (209) 992-5452.
The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over misdemeanors, which are generally punishable by fine and/or county jail term, as well as preliminary felony hearings and felony trials.
The Criminal Division of the SJ County Superior Court is housed on the 2nd floor of the Stockton Courthouse. You can reach the Stockton Courthouse Criminal Division by calling (209) 992-5691.
The Presiding Supervising Judge for the Criminal Division is the Hon. Lauren Thomasson.
Family Court Services Division
The Family Court Services Division provides child custody recommending counseling for families with custody and visitation disputes. It also offers a mandatory Orientation Program for parents involved in the Family Court process.
This division is located on the 4th floor of the Stockton Courthouse. You can reach Family Court Support by calling (209) 992-5689 and the Family Law Court by calling (209) 992-5690.
Jury Services Division
The Jury Services Division of the San Joaquin County Superior Court provides jury services to the parties in a case.
The Jury Services Division operates out of the Stockton Courthouse on the 12th floor. You can reach the Jury Services Division by calling (209) 992-5500 or (800) 479-2456, or emailing email@example.com.
The Juvenile Division of the San Joaquin County Superior Court adjudicates matters regarding minors. All Juvenile Dependency matters are heard at the Stockton Courthouse and all Juvenile Delinquency matters are heard at the Juvenile Justice Center.
You can reach the Juvenile Dependency Clerk’s Office by calling (209) 992-5706 and the Juvenile Delinquency Clerk’s Office by calling (209) 992-5698.
The Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court Division is the Hon. Gus C. Barrera II.
The SJ Superior Court Probate Division handles decedents’ estates, guardianship of minors, and the conservatorship of adults who are unable to provide for their personal needs or manage their financial resources.
Probate matters are heard on the 4th floor of the Stockton Courthouse. You can reach the Probate Division by calling (209) 992-5696.
Record Management Division
The Records Management Division of the San Joaquin County Superior Court is responsible for all of the court’s archived public records, dating back to 1850. This division manages the records relating to criminal; civil, including small claims, unlawful detainer, limited and unlimited civil; appeals; traffic; juvenile; family law; family support; and probate matters.
The Records Management Division is located on the 2nd floor of the Stockton Courthouse. You can reach the Records Management Division by calling (209) 992-5697.
Small Claims Division
The Small Claims Division handles civil cases dealing with amounts of $10,000 or less. The Small Claims Court is a special court where disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. This court does not require lawyers, rules of evidence, or juries. You don’t need to be a United States citizen to file or defend a case in the Small Claims Court.
The Small Claims Division hears cases on the 2nd floor of the Stockton Courthouse. You can reach the Small Claims Division by calling (209) 992-5701.
The Traffic Division of the San Joaquin Superior Court deals with vehicle code violations, local municipal code ordinances, some minor misdemeanors, infractions, fish and game, and animal codes cases.
These matters are heard on the 2nd floor of the Stockton Courthouse and at the Manteca Branch location. You can reach the Traffic Division of the Stockton Courthouse by calling (209) 992-5692 and of the Manteca Branch location by calling (209) 239-1316.
Unlawful Detainer/Landlord Tenant Division
The Unlawful Detainer/Landlord Tenant Division handles matters related to disputes between landlords and tenants, such as eviction related issues.
This division operates out of the 2nd floor of the Stockton Courthouse. You can reach the Unlawful Detainer/Landlord Tenant Division by calling (209) 992-5702.
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