Special Announcement

Updated September 15, 2020


In response to the health concerns raised by the coronavirus (COVID-19), Tehama County Superior Court continues to adjust calendars and operations. Please continue to check our website for additional updates and information.

While at the courthouse, individuals should practice appropriate hygiene and suggested six-foot physical distancing measures. Face masks are required.

View General Order (Effective April 6, 2020 to May 1, 2020)

View General Order (Effective March 18, 2020 to April 3, 2020)

View General Order (Effective May 4, 2020 to May 29, 2020)

Info by Division

The Civil Division handles all civil matters, including family law, probate, guardianships, conservatorships, minor's compromises, civil, small claims and adoptions.

The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions.

he Family Court Services Division provides mediation in family law cases when separating or divorcing parents cannot agree on a child custody parenting plan.

Juvenile Delinquency cases are defined under Welfare and Institutions Codes and involve any persons under the age of 18 (minors) who are accused of violations of any law of the state or of the United States, or minors who are habitually disobedient or truant.

The Probate Court Division handles cases involving estates, trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships.

The Small Claims Division handles cases that do not exceed $10,000 and are resolved quickly and inexpensively with relatively simple and informal rules.

The Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code violations and local ordinance violations.

Traffic Payments

Pay Tickets by Phone

(530) 737-5100

About Us

Tehama County is situated in the northern Sacramento Valley, comprised of 1,888,670 acres and has a population of approximately 63,463. The Sacramento River runs through the central portion of Red Bluff, which provides endless varieties of outdoor recreation. Some of the greatest western events in the nation, such as the PRCA-sanctioned Red Bluff Round-Up, the Annual Bull & Gelding Sale, and the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association's Red Bluff Winter Round-Up, are held in Tehama County.

The Superior Court of California, County of Tehama, is a unified superior court, served by four judicial officers, one commissioner and one facilitator. The Court employs approximately 42 support staff.

Honorable Matthew C. McGlynn, Presiding Judge
Honorable Jonathan W. Skillman, Assistant Presiding Judge
Mr. Kevin Harrigan, Court Executive Officer
Mrs. Michelle Rotherham, Assistant Court Executive Officer & HR Manager


Tehama Superior Court
1740 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, CA  96080
Phone: (530) 527-3563

Self-Help Assistance and Referral Program
1740 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, CA  96080
Phone: (530) 527-8649

Juvenile Justice Center
1790 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, CA  96080
Phone: (530) 527-3563