Butte County is located in northern California approximately 120 miles northeast of San Francisco and is one of the original twenty-seven California counties. The county covers approximately 1,676 square miles between the Sacramento River and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and encompasses prime agricultural lands, forests, rivers, lakes, foothills, and rugged mountains and canyons.
The Superior Court of California, County of Butte is a unified superior court with courthouses in three locations: Chico, Paradise and Oroville.
The bench is comprised of eleven judges and two commissioners. The Court employs approximately one hundred support staff.
The Hon. Stephen E. Benson is the Court's Presiding Judge. The Court Executive Officer is Ms. Kimberly Flener.
Information for Disabled
If you have business at the Courthouse and require accommodations because of a disability, please contact the Court at (530) 532-7002. The Court requires notification in advance in order to provide certain accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter. Please contact the Court as soon as possible to insure the availability of the accommodation you need.
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