Interpreters & Language Services

If you are involved in a proceeding for a Criminal, Traffic, Juvenile, or Family Court Hearing, you may ask the clerk at the counter or the clerk in the courtroom for an interpreter.   If an interpreter is not available at the time of your hearing, your case may be continued by the Court until an interpreter can be assigned.

If you are involved in a civil or small claims hearing, you may be provided an interpreter, if one is available.

Parties and Counsel are required to provide notice to the Court of any need for interpreting in order to assure that these services may be arranged by the Court on a timely basis. 

To notice the Court you may: 

Return the form to the court in person at:
Superior Court, County of Sierra
100 Courthouse Square
Downieville, CA 95936
Or mail to:
Superior Court, County of Sierra
P.O. Box 476
Downieville, CA 95936

E-mail superiorcourt@sierracourt.org.

If you decide to use a noncertified or nonregistered interpreter, such as a friend or relative, have the person read the instructions and duties for interpreting in the information sheet called Foreign Language Interpreter’s Duties-Civil and Small Claims (INT-200)


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

If you require services of a sign language interpreter, you may request one for any court hearing you may have. This includes small claims hearings and jury duty. For more information on this and other Access and Accommodation needs please visit the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) page on this site.

Limited English Proficiency Plan

To get more information on efficiencies that Sierra Superior Court has implemented to enhance language access for all LEP court users you may read our Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan.

 

Contact Information:

Downieville:
100 Courthouse Square
Downieville, CA 93230 

Counter Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (530) 289-3698

Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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