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,

Donna L. Stashyn
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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2019 California Rules of Court

2019 California Rules of Court

Rule 1.201. Protection of privacy

(a) Exclusion or redaction of identifiers

To protect personal privacy and other legitimate interests, parties and their attorneys must not include, or must redact where inclusion is necessary, the following identifiers from all pleadings and other papers filed in the court's public file, whether filed in paper or electronic form, unless otherwise provided by law or ordered by the court:

(1)  Social security numbers. If an individual's social security number is required in a pleading or other paper filed in the public file, only the last four digits of that number may be used.

(2)  Financial account numbers. If financial account numbers are required in a pleading or other paper filed in the public file, only the last four digits of these numbers may be used.

(b) Responsibility of the filer

The responsibility for excluding or redacting identifiers identified in (a) from all documents filed with the court rests solely with the parties and their attorneys. The court clerk will not review each pleading or other paper for compliance with this provision.

(c) Confidential reference list

If the court orders on a showing of good cause, a party filing a document containing identifiers listed in (a) may file, along with the redacted document that will be placed in the public file, a reference list. The reference list is confidential. A party filing a confidential reference list must use Confidential Reference List of Identifiers (form MC-120) for that purpose. The confidential list must identify each item of redacted information and specify an appropriate reference that uniquely corresponds to each item of redacted information listed. All references in the case to the redacted identifiers included in the confidential reference list will be understood to refer to the corresponding complete identifier. A party may amend its reference list as of right.

(d) Scope

The requirements of this rule do not apply to documents or records that by court order or operation of law are filed in their entirety either confidentially or under seal.


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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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