The Superior Court serves all of the citizens of San Joaquin County as the general trial court. The Superior Court has jurisdiction over all felonies, misdemeanors, civil cases of all amounts, small claims, traffic, cases involving title and possession of real property, dissolution of marriage and child custody, probate, conservatorship, mental health, and juvenile proceedings. These proceedings are conducted at the Stockton Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center in French Camp, and branch courts in Lodi, Manteca, and Tracy.
The Superior Court serves the citizens of San Joaquin County through its various courts, which include:
Civil Court has Jurisdiction over disputes involving money, title or possession of real property, and special cases such as change of name and injunctions.
Criminal Court has Jurisdiction over misdemeanors - offenses generally punishable by fine and /or county jail term - preliminary felony hearings and felony trials.
Domestic Violence happens in many forms between two people in an intimate relationship.
The mission of Drug Court is to match a defendant to an appropriate level of substance abuse treatment.
Family Law has Jurisdiction over all cases involving dissolutions of marriage and division of property, restraining orders, child support and visitation, and mediation.
Juvenile court is Responsible for adjudicating matters regarding minors.
Handles decedents' estates, guardianship, minors, and conservatorship of adults who are unable to provide for their personal needs or manage their financial resources.
Provides a forum where minor civil disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively.
Provides Information for Landlords and Tenants.
Jurisdiction over vehicle code infractions, most local limited civil infractions, and minor misdemeanors.
Court House Locations:
The Stockton Courthouse is located at:
222 E. Weber Avenue
Stockton, California, 95202.
San Joaquin County Superior Court Juvenile Division
535 West Mathews Road
French Camp, CA 95231
Superior Court Lodi Branch
315 W. Elm Street
Lodi, California 95240
Superior Court Manteca Branch
315 E. Center St.
Manteca, California 95336
Superior Court Tracy Branch
475 E. 10th St.
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: (209) 831-5902