Superior Court of California, County of Butte

Tentative Rulings - Information

Tentative rulings for public Civil Law and Motion and Probate cases are available on the Portal  as soon as they are entered into the Court's case management system (use the Smart Search feature and enter your case number).

Law and Motion Tentative Rulings

Current Civil Law and Motion Tentative Rulings for public and confidential cases can also be viewed here. (Case titles will not be displayed for confidential cases).

Tentative rulings for Civil Law and Motion cases are also available by calling (530) 532-7022.

With the exception of minor's compromise petitions and quiet title matters, oral argument generally is not required on law and motion matters. If you do wish to have oral argument, you must so notify the court and opposing counsel by 4:00 p.m. one business day prior to the hearing. The court telephone numbers for requesting oral argument are:

Leaving a message is sufficient; your message will reach the judge. Absent oral argument, the tentative rulings will be adopted as final at the time set for hearing. If you wish to appear telephonically, you should contact Court Call at (888) 882-6878. Unless otherwise directed, the prevailing party should submit a form of order for the judge's signature, after providing it to opposing counsel for approval as to form as required by CRC 3.1312. Counsel should be familiar with and comply with both the California Rules of Court and local rules applicable to law & motion matters. FAX filing directly with this court is not permitted. Please note also that ex parte applications should be used only in emergency situations.

Probate Tentative Rulings

Current Probate Tentative Rulings for public and confidential cases can also be viewed here. (Case titles will not be displayed for confidential cases).

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