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.

Limited Civil

The claims that used to be filed in the Municipal Court are now referred to as Limited Civil. The amount claimed is up to $25,000.00. Generally, amounts under $10,000.00 are filed in Small Claims Court.

Unlimited (General) Civil

The claims that used to be filed in Superior Court are now referred to as Unlimited Civil. Generally, they are cases where the amount claimed is more than $25,000.00.

It is the policy of this court to manage all cases from the time the complaint is filed until a final disposition has been achieved. Upon the filing of the complaint, the case shall be assigned to one judge for all purposes.

Locations for Filing

Cameron Park Branch
3321 Cameron Park Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Phone: (530) 621-5867

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

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

Civil Division Court Schedules

(Schedules subject to change)

Department 4

Judge Steven C. Bailey
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:15 A.M.
602 Detention Hearings 602 Detention Hearings 602 Detention Hearings 602 Detention Hearings Adult Feloney Drug Court
(Every 2 weeks)
8:30 A.M.
Civil/Probate Long Cause Criminal Long Cause

Prelim Hrgs

(preliminary hearings in excess of 1 hour to be specially set with calendar clerk unless specifically approved to be placed on the regular PX calendar)
Probate 241.1 Hrgs
Juv 602
Criminal/Felony (trial readiness conferences calendared 2 weeks prior to trial date
9:00 A.M.
Civil & Criminal Trials Civil & Criminal Trials Civil & Criminal Trials    
10:30 A.M.
      Behavioral Health (3rd Thursday)

(Meeting 10:00/calendar 10:30)
 
11:15 A.M.
        602 Detentions
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 P.M.
Civil/Probate Long Cause In Custody Arrgn

Civil & Criminal Trials
In Custody Arrgn In Custody Arrgn

Contested 602 Hearings
Law & Motion (dark 1st Friday of each month)
1:35 P.M.
        Civil Prove-Ups (4th Friday)
1:45 P.M.
        Trial Motions in Limine

Long Cause Special Sets And Ex Parte Hearings Approved by Judge Bailey
3:30 P.M.
  Case Mgmt Conf (CMC – CourtCall permitted)      
4:00 P.M.
Ex Parte Hearings Ex Parte Hearings

Civil Judicial Status & Issues Conferences (CourtCall permitted) (Beginning 8/7/12 and every 3 months thereafter, special Judicial Status Conferences for pending MSJs)
Ex Parte Hearings Ex Parte Hearings  
(Dept 4 calendar effective 10/13/2014)

Department 9

Judge Warren C. Stracener
3321 Cameron Park Dr
Cameron Park, CA  95682

Ex Parte matters are considered on their papers at 8:15 each morning Mon-Fri. ExParte applications must be received by 2 p.m. for consideration on the following day. All matters are submitted on their papers. No hearings are held unless ordered by the Court. Objections must be filed not later than 8:15 of the noticed date.

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:15 A.M.
Ex Parte Apps Ex Parte Apps Ex Parte Apps Ex Parte Apps Ex Parte Apps
8:30 A.M.
CIVIL LAW TRIALS CIVIL LAW TRIALS CIVIL LAW TRIALS CIVIL L&M ORAL ARGUMENT; LONG CAUSE/MISC HEARINGS
9:30 A.M.
      Issues Conferences  
10:00 A.M.
        Civil Law & Motion
(Demurrer/MSJ's)
10:30 A.M.
      CIVIL TRO  
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 P.M.
CIVIL LAW TRIALS CIVIL LAW TRIALS CIVIL LAW TRIALS DOG CASES & OSC RE DISMISSAL 1ST THURS; SMALL CLAIMS APPEALS 3RD THURS., MOTIONS IN LIMINE 2ND & 4TH THURS. Unlawful Detainer Hearings
(Dept 9 calendar effective 10/13/2014)

Department 10

Assigned Judge/Temporary Judge
3321 Cameron Park Dr
Cameron Park, CA  95682

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:30 A.M.
Case Management Conferences   Mandatory Settlement Conferences    
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 P.M.
Case Management Conferences SMALL CLAIMS (South Lake Tahoe via video 1st and 3rd Tuesday between Dept 10 & Dept 11) Mandatory Settlement Conferences    
(Dept 10 calendar effective 10/13/2014)

Department 11

Assigned Judge/Temporary Judge
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:30 A.M.
  Traffic Court Trials

and TBDs(2nd & 4th)
    OSC’s (3 times a year) (Sept/Feb/May)
9:00 A.M.
         
10:30 A.M.
         
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 P.M.
  Small Claims (via video w/Dept 10)
(1st & 3rd)

Civil Mandatory Settlement Conf
(2nd & 4th)
     
(Dept 11 calendar effective 08/21/2014)

Locations for Filing

Cameron Park Branch
3321 Cameron Park Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Phone: (530) 621-5867

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

Fax Filings Accepted
Effective October 3, 2011

Office Hours

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

Cameron Park Courthouse