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WELCOME TO THE VENTURA SUPERIOR COURT

Ventura County is located on California's Pacific coast about
65 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Established in 1873, it has a population of over 823,000 people and covers 1,845 square miles.

Presiding Judge:  Hon. Bruce A. Young
Court Executive Officer:  Brenda L. McCormick

*** NOTICE OF REDUCED CLERK’S OFFICE HOURS THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS, EFFECTIVE JULY 6, 2022 ***

Select a Department for more info: CIVIL, SMALL CLAIMS, APPEALS, MENTAL HEALTH,
FAMILY LAW, JUVENILE AND PROBATE, RECORDS

*** AVISO DE HORARIO DE OFICINA REDUCIDO JUEVES Y VIERNES, A PARTIR DEL 6 DE JULIO DE 2022 ***

Elige un departamento para más información: DIVISIONES DE DERECHO CIVIL,
DEMANDAS DE MENOR CUANTÍA, APELACIONES, SALUD MENTAL,

DERECHO DE FAMILIA, TRIBUNAL DE MENORES Y DERECHO SUCESORIO,
EXPEDIENTES Y PRUEBAS

Masks are currently not required for entry into the courthouses, although the court strongly encourages their use. (Administrative Order 22.10).

To protect the health and safety of all court users, the court is requiring appointments for service at the Civil, Small Claims and Family Law Clerks’ Offices at the Hall of Justice (Ventura) and at the Clerk’s Office at the Juvenile Justice Center (Oxnard). Appointments are also required for Family Law and Civil Self-Help; Records & Exhibits; Collections; and Family Law Mediation. (See below: “Schedule an Appointment”). Walk-in service is not currently available. No appointments are necessary for the outside walk-up windows at the Hall of Justice and the East County Courthouse (Simi Valley) which are open for Criminal/Traffic and Collection Filings/Payments.

E-Delivery and the drop boxes at the Hall of Justice and the Juvenile Justice Center are available for civil, small claims, family, probate, and appeals filings up to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Documents may also be submitted through U.S. mail.

Remote appearance may be available for certain hearings. Click on Remote Appearances below for more information about the process to request a remote appearance in civil, family law and probate hearings. You can also visit the Divisions tab for your type of case to see what type of appearance may be available.

The court will continue to broadcast live audio streams of certain court proceedings pursuant to the provisions and limitations of Amended Administrative Order 21.25.

Civil Mandatory Settlement Conferences are conducted in Courtroom 22. If a party/attorney is not able to appear remotely using the Zoom platform they are to contact the Courtroom 22 judicial secretary for a continuance. (Please consult the “Civil” Divisions tab on this website for further details).

All Small Claims trials are conducted at the East County Courthouse with parties encouraged to appear by CourtCall. (Please see Amended Administrative Order 20.22 for details).

Summoned jurors are to check the Jury Service page on this website for reporting times and other updates.

For criminal hearings and trials, if you are currently represented by the Public Defender – contact your assigned attorney BEFORE coming to court for instructions. If you have a hearing on calendar for a MISDEMEANOR OR FELONY, visit Online Public Access for your specific case information. If you are unable to hire your own attorney --- you may contact the Public Defender’s Office.

Click HERE for COVID-19 Emergency Orders, Guidelines and Procedures

COVID-19 Court User Updates
Click here to schedule and appointment
Click Here for Courtroom Live Audio Streams
Click Here for Remote Appearance Info

Locations, Directions & Other Information

Ventura - Hall of Justice

800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, California 93009

Office Hours Monday - Friday
Individual department hours vary.
• Map & Directions
• Judicial Assignments
• Courtrooms
• Courthouse Security

Oxnard - Juvenile Courthouse

4353 E. Vineyard Avenue
Oxnard, California 93036

Office Hours Monday - Friday
Individual department hours vary.
• Map & Directions
• Judicial Assignments
• Courtrooms
• Courthouse Security

Simi Valley - East County Courthouse

3855-F Alamo Street
Simi Valley, California 93063

Office Hours Monday - Tuesday
Individual department hours vary.
• Map & Directions
• Judicial Assignments
• Courtrooms
• Courthouse Security


Popular Links
Free Self-Help Webinars - Register Online

Family Law Facilitator's Office

Information  (Español)
  Webinars  | Services  |  Online

Civil Self-Help Legal Access Center

Information  (Español)
  Webinars  |  Webinar Schedule
Services  |  Online

VIDEO: How to Register for a Self-Help Webinar

VIDEO: How to Participate in a Legal Self-Help Webinar

Phone Numbers

Main Number805-289-8900
Appeals805-289-8527
Civil805-289-8525
Collections805-639-5010
Criminal / Traffic805-289-8545
Family Law805-289-8610
Jury Service805-289-8661
Juvenile805-289-8820
Records805-289-8668
Small Claims805-289-8526

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