Ventura County Court

Find Ventura County California courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.


Ventura East Superior Court 3855 Alamo Street Simi Valley CA 93063 805-582-8080


Ventura Juvenile Court 4353 East Vineyard Avenue Oxnard CA 93036 805-981-5977

Ventura Superior Court 800 South Victoria Avenue Ventura CA 93009 805-654-2611

About Ventura County Courts

Courts in Ventura County, CA are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Ventura County and California law and are housed in Ventura County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Ventura County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Ventura County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Ventura County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Ventura County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Ventura County background checks
Ventura County Court Records

Ventura County court records are available to the public at the Ventura County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Ventura County Courthouses.

Ventura County Trial Courts

Ventura County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Ventura County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Ventura County Probate Courts and Ventura County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Ventura County, California

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Ventura County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

California Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Ventura County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in California are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in California state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the California Supreme Court.