Ventura County is located on California's Pacific coast about
65 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Established in 1873, it has a population of over 823,000 people and covers 1,845 square miles.

Presiding Judge:  Hon. Bruce A. Young
Court Executive Officer:  Brenda L. McCormick

The Ventura Superior Court is CLOSED except for limited emergency services.

Due to the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Ventura Superior Court will have only limited services from January 11, 2022, through January 31, 2022.

The majority of courtrooms will be closed to the public. A small number of courtrooms will be operating to hear urgent criminal, juvenile, temporary restraining order issues and emergency ex parte Family Law, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, and Probate matters, only. For further instructions check the department’s page located under the “Divisions” tab on this website. Civil Mandatory Settlement Conferences remain on calendar. Please consult the Civil Divisions tab on this website.

Most out of custody criminal matters on calendar from January 11, 2022, through January 31, 2022, have been rescheduled. Check Online Services/Case Inquiry above for case specific information.

The Clerk’s Office, Records & Exhibits and the Civil & Family Law Self-Help Centers will have no in-person appointments. Outside Walk-Up Windows at the Hall of Justice in Ventura and the East County Courthouse in Simi Valley will remain open for Traffic and Collection Payments, only.

E-Delivery for Civil, Family Law, Probate, and Small Claims is suspended and unavailable during the closure period. As a result of the court closure, the drop boxes at the Hall of Justice and Juvenile Justice Center are closed.

Jurors scheduled to serve during this period should consult the Jury Service page on this website.

All individuals regardless of vaccination status are required to wear masks in the courthouses.

See Amended Administrative Order 22.02 for instructions and more details as to the court’s operations during this closure period.

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Locations, Directions & Other Information

Ventura - Hall of Justice

800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, California 93009

Office Hours Monday - Friday
Individual department hours vary.
• Map & Directions
• Judicial Assignments
• Courtrooms
• Courthouse Security

Oxnard - Juvenile Courthouse

4353 E. Vineyard Avenue
Oxnard, California 93036

Office Hours Monday - Friday
Individual department hours vary.
• Map & Directions
• Judicial Assignments
• Courtrooms
• Courthouse Security

Simi Valley - East County Courthouse

3855-F Alamo Street
Simi Valley, California 93063

Office Hours Monday - Tuesday
Individual department hours vary.
• Map & Directions
• Judicial Assignments
• Courtrooms
• Courthouse Security

Popular Links
Free Self-Help Webinars - Register Online

Family Law Facilitator's Office

Information (Español)
  Webinars  | Services  |  Online

Civil Self-Help Legal Access Center

Information  (Español)
  Webinars  |  Webinar Schedule
Services  |  Online

VIDEO: How to Register for a Self-Help Webinar

VIDEO: How to Participate in a Legal Self-Help Webinar

Phone Numbers

Main Number805-289-8900
Criminal / Traffic805-289-8545
Family Law805-289-8610
Jury Service805-289-8661
Small Claims805-289-8526


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