Superior Court of Tulare
David C. Mathias (presiding Judge)
Brett R. Alldredge
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The superior court of Tulare is one of the 28 trial courts in Tulare County, California. This court will have jurisdiction over traffic, small claims, and civil, criminal, juvenile, and family matters and will serve the Central Valley of California, South of Fresno and north of Bakersfield. The mission of this superior court is to give justice timely, impartially apply the law and encourage community intervention toward peaceful dispute resolution. They provide services of remote hearings, court calendars, transcript requests, fine reduction requests, audio live hearing requests, etc. Four Superior Courts are available in the County of Tulare that are:
- TULARE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – DINUBA
- TULARE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – JUVENILE JUSTICE FACILITY
- TULARE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – PORTERVILLE
- TULARE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – VISALIA
Tulare County court division consists of the following:
- Criminal Division
- Civil Division
- Traffic Division
- Family Court Service Division
- Juvenile Division
- Probate Division
- Appeals Division
How to search for cases?
Tulare Superior County Case Search can be done online using a different website in the following ways:
- Searching by case number
- Searching by name and city/state
- Searching by address
- Searching by phone
- Searching by email
Using these ways, a person can find the case they are searching for. If the issue is not found, it is confidential and cannot be accessed online. You had to go to the court or county office for these types of cases.
How to find the records information for cases?
Tulare County record search for all the superiors can be done online, and all information is available in the court clerk or county clerk’s office. All the case information and trials are recorded and maintained by the county and Clerk’s office. Complete the online request card if you want to make an online request. You had to send the case number and a valid email address online. The court will reach out to you after 3 to 4 days for confirmation. Fill in all your personal information on the record request form. You had to describe in detail why you need these records. Send the fees for the copies of the record, or you can schedule an appointment in-person or online for a document request. After receiving the form, the court will either approve it or disapprove it and send it to the Clerk’s office, and then the Clerk will respond to you with the answer of the city council. Some records are destroyed, so if you want those types of documents, then they are not available, and some requests for records that are very confidential are not given to you, and your request will be denied in the first place. For more information about the public records, call or mail the court.
How can I search in person for the records of Visalia?
Visalia Court Records in-person search can be done on the computer terminal using the case number. Visalia’s in-person records search location is Visalia Division, 221 S. Mooney Blvd. Room 124 and Room 201, Visalia, CA 93291. You can come to that location and fill in the form information like your name, city, and other personal information but your records only access using the case number.
How can I make a payment?
Tulare County Superior Court pay fines and traffic tickets payments can be made in the following ways:
A person can pay for tickets and fines by visiting the court during regular court hours and paying in cash, checks, or with a card at the counter window. Take your ticket when you are coming for payment. 2.5% surcharges will be applied if you make payment with a credit card.
Online payment can be made using the Superior Court Online Payment Portal https://efiling.tulare.courts.ca.gov/?q=WebPayment. Enter the Ticket/Citation number or driver’s license number and enter search. Your case with the amount of the fine will be displayed. Select the payment option and pay the amount online. The service fees will be applied in this case.
A Person can send a certified check or money order to the court’s mailing address; 300 E Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257, USA. Cash or personal checks are not acceptable in the mail; only certified checks or money orders are accepted. Remember to write your citation when you send the payment, and mail the amount in a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want a receipt.
How can I file a divorce?
Tulare County Divorce forms are available online. You had to fill out the form online. Three documents related to divorce are available that are:
- Petition – Dissolution Packet 1
- Default/ Judgment – Dissolution Packet 2
- Dissolution Packet Summary
Please read all the forms; they contain different information like the document to be submitted, the form information, and many more.
How can I request a remote hearing for my case?
Tulare County Superior Court remote hearing requests can be made online by filling out the form. Fill in all the information required in the state. The hearing is possible using a video call or using the zoom application. If your request is accepted, then the court will send you a schedule with a meeting link. The attorneys for family, civil and criminal cases can appear remotely for cases if the hearing is non-evidentiary. If you need assistance with the virtual hearing, call 559-738-2330 for guidance and information.
Which family cases require a personal court appearance?
Tulare County Family Court, a personal appearance is necessary in some cases, and these cannot be resolved online. These cases are:
- Conference of Settlements
- Conference of Trial Readiness
- Hearing related to Trials and Evidentiary
- Orders Restraining
- Unlawful detainers
- Examination order and creditors
What are the duties of the Porterville jury?
Porterville jury duties are to decide facts and apply the law of justice and fair behavior towards everyone without prejudice towards color, race, religion, etc. They can provide service of high civil obligation and valuable privilege. 9:00 am is the reporting time for the jury; you can report later by telling a superior person if you do not have any work early in the court.
How can I request a transcript?
Tulare County Superior Court Transcript can be requested online by filling in all the personal information of the requestor and detailed information about the case.
How can I contact the self-help family law facilitator?
The self-help family law facilitator is located at 3400 West Mineral King, Suite C Visalia, CA 93291. You can contact them by visiting them or calling them during working hours.
How does efiling work?
Efiling Tulare County works when you create an account for efiling. All the document in efiling occurs through an Electronic filing service provider (EFSP).
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