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Sonoma County Justice Court records, 1904-1976
SCG.00058  
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Description
This collection contains crminal and civil justice dockets of the Sonoma County Justice Court, including records of other justice courts under the County Court's jurisdiction
Background
Prior to June 1998, California's trial courts consisted of Superior and Municipal courts, each with its own jurisdiction and with its number of judges fixed by the Legislature; prior to 1934, the Sonoma County Justice Court was one of fifteen such inferior courts in the County. The Justice Court (also known as the County Justice's Court; more formally designated as the State of California's Justice Court for Sonoma County), had jurisdiction over several smaller courts in the County, including Sonoma , Vallejo, Petaluma and Mendocino townships.
Extent
6 volumes
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the Sonoma County Library. The Sonoma County Library has made this collection available and believes that the collection is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Collection may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Sonoma County Library. Please see additional reproduction and reuse information at
Availability
Materials stored offsite, but collection is open to research. In many cases, further details on individual volumes can be found by calling staff at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library. To view these materials, please call staff at to request they be brought from the Archives to the Library