Superior Court of California, County of Butte

Superior Court of California
County of Butte

General Information

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 two locations: Chico and Oroville.

The bench is comprised of eleven judges and two commissioners. The Court employs approximately one hundred support staff.

The Hon. Kimberly Merrifield is the Court's Presiding Judge. The Court Executive Officer is Mr. Sharif Elmallah.

Order For Judicial Assignments

The current Order for Judicial Assignments is located here.

Information for the Disabled

If you have business at the Courthouse and require accommodations because of a disability, please contact the Court at (530) 532-7013. 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.

Request for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities and Response (MC-410) 

If you have a complaint regarding an ADA issue, please use the form below:

ADA Complaint Form

Contact the Court Privacy Statement

1 Court Street, Oroville CA 95965
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