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COVID-19 Protocols:

All persons entering the courtroom will be required to wear an appropriate face covering regardless of vaccination status.  If you are sick or have respiratory symptoms, a fever or a cough, please do not come to the courthouse.  Please contact your attorney, call the Court at (530) 289-3698, or proceed to the Remote Appearance page. The Court will continue to take reasonable safety precautions to keep the public, court staff, judicial officers and others safe. 

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COVID-19 Protocols:

Actualmente, todos los asuntos se abordan de forma remota a través de Zoom. NO venga a la corte a menos que haya obtenido una orden para comparecer en persona en el Formulario SEI-0031 de la corte. Comuníquese con su abogado, llame a la corte al (530) 289-3698 o vaya a la página de inicio de la Corte Superior de Sierra para obtener más información sobre cómo comparecer de forma remota.

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Superior Court of Sierra County

Remote Hearings

  • Remote Court Appearances via Zoom

    Sierra Superior Court is holding court matters in person and remotely using the Zoom online video-conferencing service.  It is requested, parties who would like to appear via Zoom notify the court by email at at least 48 hours prior to your court date of your intent to appear via Zoom.  When appearing via Zoom, you need only login to the “Zoom meeting” at the time your specific court case is set to begin.  Please refer to the court calendar links to see when your case is scheduled to begin.


  • Traffic Court Information

    The Traffic Division handles only Infraction matters for Traffic violations, Fish & Game violations, local city and county ordinances, boating, and dog/animal citations. Note: driving under the influence (DUI) violations are handled through the Criminal Division.

  • Jury Service

    If you have been summoned for Jury Duty, please follow this link to complete the Jury Questionnaire. You will need the juror badge and group number shown on your summons.

  • Public Records Request

    The court will make identifiable judicial administrative records available upon request, unless the records are exempt from disclosure under Rule 10.500. Records may be subject to payment of a fee.

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  • Sierra County Superior Court

    100 Courthouse Square
    Downieville, CA 95936
    United States

Sierra County Superior Court

100 Courthouse Square
Downieville, CA 95936
United States

About the Court

The mission of the Court is to dispense justice in all matters within its jurisdiction in an impartial manner and in accordance with the law.

Officers of the Court

Charles H. Ervin, Presiding Judge
Yvette Durant, Assistant Presiding Judge
Ann M. Mendez, Court Executive Officer

Sierra County is located in northern California, about two and one-half hours driving time from the Sacramento metropolitan area; about two hours driving time from the Reno, Nevada area; and about five hours driving time from the Bay area

Contact info

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 476
Downieville, CA 95936

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