Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Fairfield Branch | Vallejo Branch

General Information

A Message from the Presiding Judge...

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Superior Court of Solano County website.  Plain and simply put, our mission is to provide fair and ready access so that you, the consumer, can achieve a prompt resolution of your legal concerns.  To that end, we are committed to developing new and innovative ways to ensure that information is readily available to you through this site on a 24/7 basis.  I encourage you to visit our site regularly to obtain updated information.

Our "Court Connect" system has been a model for attorneys and the public to obtain helpful case status information.  I encourage you to click on some of our more useful links such as our "Self-Help Resources", "Pay Citation", or our "FAQs" section.  We are presently engaged in initiatives to convert various case types to a "paperless" format and are constantly exploring other means to promote electronic access to our courts.

We recognize that not all of your needs may be addressed though online access.  To that end, we are committed to providing a positive individual experience for you in the event your matters require personal attention here at the court. I personally welcome any suggestions you may have to improve our website or your court experience.  Please feel free to go to our "Contact Us" link to share your thoughts and ideas.

Very sincerely,

John B. Ellis
Presiding Judge

About the Court

The Superior Court of California, County of Solano is the unified trial court of both general and limited jurisdiction in the county. Comprised of 23 judicial officers (20 judges and 3 commissioners) with a staff of 202, the court has jurisdiction over all cases arising within the county. This includes felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, traffic, civil and small claims, family law, probate, and juvenile cases. The court operates four court facilities within the county including: The Hall of Justice, at 600 Union Ave. in Fairfield, the Law and Justice Center at 530 Union Ave. Fairfield, the Old Solano Courthouse at 580 Texas Street in Fairfield and the Solano Justice Building at 321 Tuolumne St., Vallejo. The Presiding Judge for 2018 and 2019 is The Honorable John B. Ellis. Under his supervision the Court Executive Officer, Brian K. Taylor, administers the non-judicial operations of the court.

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Human Resource Services

The court is an equal opportunity employer and posts job opportunities on a regular basis on it this Web site. Please go to Employment Opportunities for further information.

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Court Security

Court Security (PDF)

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Media and Cameras in the Courtroom

Cameras in the Courtroom Rule Revised, Renumbered

On January 1, 2007, revisions in the California Rules of Court renumbered several commonly used rules, including the former Rule 980, relating to media coverage of courtroom proceedings. The former Rule 980 is now Rule 1.150 and is available by clicking its link.

Procedures for filing requests to photograph in courtrooms are unchanged. The renumbered forms (now called MC-500 and MC-510) are available by clicking on "MC-500 or MC-510" links respectively.

As in the past, all pages of forms MC-500 and MC-510 must be completed and faxed to the Public Information Office at (707) 426-1631 for consideration by judicial officers.

For further information contact the Solano Superior Court Public Information Office (707) 207-7475.

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Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

The Court's LEP plan is a comprehensive language access plan that increases public trust and confidence in the court, improving the quality of justice and services to the public. Click the Limited English Proficiency link to read the entire plan.

En Espanol: Dominio Limitado del Idioma Inglés (Limited English Proficiency)

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Wireless Internet Access

Wireless Internet Access


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