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Telephonic Appearance System Maintenance:

The Telephonic Appearance system will be down for maintenance and unavailable beginning Friday, May 27th at 5:00 pm until Monday, May 30th at 8:00am. 

Temporary Reduction in Clerk's Office & Phone Hours:

Effective 01/27/2022, all Clerk’s Office and phone hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  More Information

COVID-19 and Court Operations:

The El Dorado County Superior Court has modified existing pandemic precautions and procedures to comply with new state and federal health and safety regulations.  More Information

Probate Division

Probate Court

The Probate Court is responsible for handling decedent estates, guardianships, conservatorships, trust cases and other miscellaneous protective proceedings.

Probate court case are handled by departments 4 and 8.

Decedent Estates

Estates: Probate proceedings may be carried out by the court on small and large estates. Please consult an attorney, paralegal, or do some research at your local law library before filing.
Wills Lodged: Within 30 days after having knowledge of the death of a testator, the custodian shall present to the clerk of the court the original will to be lodged for safekeeping, unless a petition for probate of the will is earlier filed. (Probate Code Section 8200 .)


A conservatorship is a court proceeding to appoint someone to manage financial affairs and/or the personal care of one who is either physically or mentally unable to handle those affairs.

Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS) Conservatorship

A confidential court proceeding to appoint someone to manage financial affairs and personal care of one who is gravely disabled or mentally unable to handle those affairs.

California Courts Seniors & Conservatorship Self-Help Information


A guardianship is a court process by which a person other than a parent is given custody of a child(ren) or when a parent or other person is given authority over a child(ren)’s property.

California Courts Guardianship Self-Help Information

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