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General Information

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

The  Hon. Michael R. Deems is the Court's Presiding Judge. The Court Executive Officer is Mr. Sharif Elmallah.

Click on the general information topics below for more information.

  • COVID-19 Information

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Public Health Crisis and related Emergency Orders of the State and recommendations of the Health Department, the Court has substantially modified operations. 

  • ADA Policy

    If you have business at the Courthouse and require accommodations because of a disability, please contact the Court. 

  • Grand Jury

    Butte County is required by law to impanel a grand jury to serve for a term of one year. The number of impanels on this jury is 19. 

  • Holidays

    The holidays observed by Butte County Superior Court:

  • Human Resources

    Looking for more than a job? Begin a career with us! 

  • Judicial Assignments

    Updated judicial assignment information.

  • Jury Service

    The Office of the Jury Commissioner is charged with the responsibility of securing jurors for Criminal and Civil trials being conducted by the Butte County Superior Court.

  • Locations & Contact Info

    The locations and contact info.

  • Definition of Terms

    Glossary of terms.

  • News & Events

    News, current events, and court updates.

  • Outreach - Civic Learning Partnership

    Butte County is one of six pilot counties selected to create a local Civic Learning Partnership committee to develop and implement a plan for promoting civic learning in their County. 

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