Santa Barbara County Superior Court

Information about filing court documents in Santa Barbara County, California

COVID-19: Because of coronavirus restrictions, the Santa Barbara County Superior Court is currently operating reduced services. We recommend consulting the court's website for additional information. 

Services

eFiling
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / 35 MB total

Santa Barbara County is an eFileCA court.
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Civil Limited (Mandatory)
 Civil Unlimited (Mandatory)
 Civil Complex (Mandatory)
 Small Claims (Voluntary)
 
Family (Mandatory)
 
Probate (Mandatory)
Physical Filing
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / Unlimited total
 Available for documents that are exempt from eFiling.
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / Unlimited total
Available
Court Research Unavailable at this time because of COVID-19 court access restrictions

Court locations

Court address Services
Lompoc Division
115 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436


(805) 737-5452
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$45.00
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$45.00
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions
Santa Maria Division
312 East Cook Street
Building E
Santa Maria, CA 93454


(805) 614-6414
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$50.00
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$50.00
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions
Anacapa Division
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93121


(805) 882-4520
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$40.00
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$40.00
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions

Useful resources

FAQs

Which documents are exempt from eFiling?

  • Documents ordered by the court as exempt from eFiling
    • A party may seek a court-ordered exemption by ex parte application for reason of undue hardship, significant prejudice, or other good cause. 
  • Documents and other materials that are not feasibly converted to electronic form by scanning, imaging, or other means. 
  • Documents lodged with the court provisionally under seal pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 2.551, or lodged with the court as confidential documents such as settlement conference briefs or documents lodged for any other reason. 
  • Original documents required for a proceeding, including:
    • Bench warrants
    • Subpoenaed documents
    • Affidavits re real property of small value
    • Bonds
    • Undertakings
    • Account statements submitted by a conservator
    • Letters (probate, guardianship, conservatorship), 
    • Wills and codicils (for filing or safekeeping)
  • Documents presented for filing in cases under seal. 

Although not required, eFiling of the following documents is encouraged:

  • Documents with jurisdictional time limits, including:
  • Notices of appeal
  • Motions for new trial 
  • Motions for JNOV
  • Motions to quash service for personal jurisdiction
  • Petitions for writs
As of June 12, 2020. Review the list>>

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