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.


On June 25, 2012, the El Dorado Superior Court will open Department 8, its new dedicated Juvenile and Traffic Court, located at 295 Fair Lane, Placerville. All West Slope traffic matters and juvenile dependency and delinquency cases will be heard at this new facility beginning June 25. This move centralizes all juvenile proceedings in one court department, eliminating the need to transport juvenile delinquents held in the juvenile hall to the Main Street courthouse through public places, and provides one department for Judge Stracener to hear all of his assigned matters.

This long awaited grand opening signifies the completion of a Court, State, and El Dorado County multi-agency collaboration nearly 6 years in the making. In 2007, the El Dorado County Probation Department and County Board of Supervisors offered an equity exchange to provide the court with space below the juvenile hall in Placerville in exchange for court space at a satellite facility in South Lake Tahoe. From 2008 through 2011 the Administrative Office of the Courts and County Board of Supervisors began the process of preparing an equity exchange agreement and in January 2011 the agreement was finalized. During this time the actual design of the space was completed and in October 2011 the remodel construction began.

Calendar changes for Department 8, Juvenile/Traffic and Department 1 & 2, Criminal will take effect June 25, 2012. Calendar changes for Department 5, Family Law will take effect July 5, 2012 and for Department 5, DCSS effective July 9, 2012. For detailed calendar information for all Superior Court departments, click the link below to review detailed calendars for each department.

Department 8, 295 Fair Lane, Placerville

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Mondays Juvenile Delinquency Hearings
Tuesdays Juvenile Delinquency & Dependency Hearings
Wednesdays Traffic Court Trials and Arraignments
Thursdays Traffic Court Trials and Arraignments
Fridays Juvenile Dependency Hearings

Department 5, 495 Main St., Placerville (click here)

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Mondays Department of Child Support Hearings
Tuesdays Family Law Trials
Wednesdays Family Law Hearings, Trials and Adoptions
Thursdays Family Law – Law & Motion Hearings
Fridays Family Law Hearings as assigned

Department 1 & 2, 495 Main St., Placerville

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Click Here for Detailed Department 2 Schedule

Juvenile Drug Court moves from Department 2 to Department 1. Department 1 Monday and Friday calendars start time changed to 8:30 a.m.

The El Dorado County Superior Court looks forward to providing the County and its residents with services at the new facility.