News & Notices

Posted March 22, 2017 –

Invitation to comment - Local rules of Tulare County:

The court has proposed Revisions to Tulare County Local Rules, as well as a Letter of Invitation to Comment. Please review the documents, and see the Local Rules page for more information.

Posted December 16, 2016 –

Electronic Payment Processing Services

Effective immediately, the Court is accepting proposals for Electronic Payment Processing Services

All proposals are due no later than January 24th @ 3:00PM.

Download the RFP for more information. See also Open RFPs for submitted questions and answeres

Posted December 01, 2016 –

Tulare County Superior Court Warns of Jury Scam

The Tulare County Superior Court is warning the public of a phone scam after receiving reports of calls received
requesting money for failing to appear for jury service. 

The Tulare County Superior Court does not make contact, nor do we authorize any outside agency, to contact individuals
via telephone to collect fines for failing to appear for jury service.  If you receive such a call, you are advised to hang up and
not provide the caller with any personal information.

If you have questions regarding the legitimacy of a phone call you receive, you may contact the court at 559-730-5000, option 5.

Posted November 29, 2016 –

Proposition 64

Effective November 9, 2016, Proposition 64 legalizes specified personal use and cultivation of marijuana for adults 21 years of age or older; reduces criminal penalties for specified marijuana-re lated offenses for adults and juveniles; and authorizes resentencing or dismissal and sealing of prior, eligible marijuana-related convictions.Under Health & safety Code §11361.8, a person currently serving a sentence, or who has completed a sentence for a conviction of a violation of section 11357, 11358, 11359, and 11360 of the Health & Safety Code may be eligible to have the conviction reduced or re-designated as a misdemeanor or an infraction and resentenced, or dismissed as applicable.  For more detail, please check the links below.

Propostion 64 Filing Instructions

Proposition 64 Petition And Application

Proposition 64 Order

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About Our Court

Presiding Judge: Judge Bret Hillman

Assistant Presiding Judge: Judge Brett Alldredge

Court Executive Officer: LaRayne Cleek

Tulare County is located in the Central Valley of California, south of Fresno, and north of Bakersfield. It is 4,839.09 square miles in size and has a population of over 440,000 people.

Locations and Information

  • Visalia (County Civic Center)
  • 221 South Mooney Boulevard
  • Visalia,
  • CA
  • 93291
  • Phone: 559-730-5000

  • Pretrial Facility
  • 36650 Road 112
  • Visalia,
  • CA
  • 93291-8940
  • Phone: 559-738-2400

  • Porterville
  • 300 East Olive
  • Porterville,
  • CA
  • 93257
  • Phone: 559-782-3700

  • Dinuba
  • 640 South Alta Avenue
  • Dinuba,
  • CA
  • 93618
  • Phone: 559-595-6400

  • Juvenile Justice Facility
  • 11200 Avenue 368, Room 201
  • Visalia,
  • CA
  • 93291
  • Phone: 559-738-2300

  • Family Law Facilitator
  • 3400 West Mineral King, Suite C
  • Visalia,
  • CA
  • 93291
  • Phone: 559-737-5500

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Public lobby hours are 8:00AM - 4:00PM.

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