The Superior Court of California, County of Sierra is a unified Superior court, served by two judges, one family support commissioner (AB1058), and four permanent employees.
The court has one presiding judge, the Honorable John P. Kennelly and assistant presiding judge, the Honorable Charles H. Ervin .
The Courthouse is located in Downieville, CA.
||P.O. Box 476, Downieville, CA 95936
||100 Courthouse Square, Downieville, CA
PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA RULE OF COURT 10.620(f)
The FY15/16 annual allocation of the trial court budget from the Judicial Council can be found at the following link:
Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
In order to inspect or request a copy of a judicial administrative record of this court, it is necessary to comply with the requirements contained in California Rules of Court, sections 10.500 and 10.803.
Requests are to be directed to:
Court Executive Officer
Sierra Superior Court
P. O. Box 476
Downieville, CA 95936
See Notice below regarding closure of the Regional Courthouse Effective November 3, 2014 until futher notice.
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF PLUMAS and COUNTY OF SIERRA
PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 68106
Effective November 3, 2014 the Plumas/Sierra Regional Courthouse location of the Plumas and Sierra Superior Court will be closed. Beginning on November 3rd all current and future traffic and small claims cases for the Plumas Superior Court will be processed and heard at the Quincy Courthouse, 520 Main St., Quincy, CA 95971. Telephone (530) 283-6232. For information on all current and future traffic cases for the Sierra Superior Court please contact the Sierra Superior Court at (530) 289-3698.
The courts find this action necessary due to the continuing and ongoing budget reductions to the local trial courts. The budget reduction to the local trial courts in the current fiscal year has demanded that the courts examine all phases of their operations and make reductions in service levels. If the budget for the courts increases in future years, the courts would work to re-open the regional courthouse.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. If you would like to submit comments on the closure of the Regional Courthouse court location, please submit them in writing to Deborah Norrie, Court Executive Officer, Plumas Superior Court, 520 Main St., Room 104, Quincy, CA 95971 or Lee Kirby, Court Executive Officer, Sierra Superior Court, P.O. Box 476, Downieville, CA 95936.
Directions to the Downieville Courthouse:
From Nevada City/Grass Valley:
Take Highway 49 north to Downieville. Once in town, turn right at the Union 76 station, cross the bridge, and go up a short hill. The courthouse will be the large white building with the blue roof on the right.
Take Highway 89 to Highway 49 south toward Downieville. Once in town, turn left at the stop sign, go one block and turn left at the Union 76 Station. After you cross the bridge and go up a short hill, the courthouse will be the large white building with the blue roof on the right.
Or use this link for directions from other locations:
For current road conditions, call 1-800-427-ROAD (1-800-427-7623) or use this link to check on-line.