Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado

Our Mission

To preserve and enhance the rule of law in El Dorado County by providing all persons a fair, efficient, and accessible forum for resolving disputes, protecting public safety, and righting wrongs.

Adoptions Court

The Adoptions Court processes four types of adoptions: stepparent adoptions, independent adoptions, agency adoptions and inter-country adoptions.  Adoptions Court is held in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe.

Hours of Operation

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, (excluding holidays and Court Closures).

Placerville Adoptions

Department 5

Vacant - Family Law
Commissioner Vacant - DCSS
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA  95667

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:15 A.M.
Ex-Parte Hearings Ex-Parte Hearings Ex-Parte Hearings   Ex-Parte Hearings
8:30 A.M.
Placerville DCSS
(1st, 2nd, & 4th)
Seek Work Job Orders, Compliance Reviews, Arrears/Delinquencies, Judgements

Adoptions
(3rd)

Settlement Conferences
(held in Dept 6)
(2nd & 4th)
Family Law Trials Family Law Trials

Trial Setting Conferences
Family Law
Law & Motion
Trial Overflow; Dismissal Calendars
(1st)

Quarterly Jury OSC Calendar
( Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct)
10:00 A.M.
         
11:30 A.M.
      Fee Waiver Hearings  
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 P.M.
Placervilee DCSS
(1st, 2nd, & 4th)
Modifications,Contempt Hearings

Settlement Conferences (Held in Dept 6)
2nd & 4th Mondays
Family Law Trials Family Law Trials Family Law

Law & Motion
(Interpreter matters on 1st)
 
3:00 P.M.
Placerville DCSS
(1st, 2nd, 4th)

Contested Hrgs, Short Cause
       
(Dept 5 calendar FamLaw effective 8/1/2013) (Dept 5 calendar DCSS effective 8/1/2013)
South Lake Tahoe Adoptions

Department 12

Vacant
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:30 A.M.
SLT DCSS Ex Parte

Unlawful Detainers
Ex Parte

Juv 300/Adoptions
Ex Parte

All TROs
Family Law & Motion
9:00 A.M.
  Traffic Argns
(1st, 3rd)

Family Law w/Pro Pers
(2nd, 4th, 5th)
     
10:00 A.M.
Family Law MSCs w/Pro Tem
(2nd)

TDNs
(4th)
    Family Law Long Cause  
10:30 A.M.
         
11:30 A.M.
    Dependency Drug Court Mtg
(2nd, 4th Meet & Confer)
   
Noon
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15 P.M.
Reserved for Criminal In-Custody Hrgs if Dept 3 is not available
1:30 P.M.
  300 Detentions 300 Detentions

Dependency Drug Court
(2nd, 4th)

Contested Juv300
(1st, 3rd, 5th)
300 Detentions

Family Law Long Cause
300 Detentions

Family Law Contested
(1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th)

DCSS
(1st)
2:30 P.M.
    Contested Juv300
(2nd)

Juv300 W & I
(4th)
   
(Dept 12 calendar effective 10/01/2013)

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Locations for Filing

Placerville Main Street Branch
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-6426

South Lake Tahoe Branch
1354 Johnson Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 573-3075

Main Street snow Dec2009