You must file your lawsuit and associated documents at the proper courthouse. There are a number of factors that determine the appropriate filing location. Some of these factors include:
the amount of your lawsuit
the court with jurisdiction for your case
the proper venue for hearing the case
The term jurisdiction refers to the authority a court has to decide a case. The term venue refers to the correct location of a court that may hear your case. To learn more about venue and jurisdiction and whether your case belongs in California Superior Court, click the button below.
If you do not know your county, you can also search by city or zip code and you will get a link to your county’s superior court.
Many California counties, including San Luis Obispo County, have more than one courthouse or "branch". For the address, hours, parking information and directions for each courthouse or "branch" within San Luis Obispo County, click the button below.