This collection contains records pertaining to the operations of the Petaluma Police Court, including lists of jurors
The Petaluma Police Court was a municipal-level court that handled minor offenses, as well as initial handling of serious
offenses that were subsequently referred to the Superior Court. The Petaluma Police Court was reorganized in 1952 as part
of the State of California's inferior court reorganization program authorized by the voters as California Proposition 3 in
1950, which combined the offices of the township justices of the peace and city police court judges; the Petaluma Police Court
and other, local municipal courts were combined as the Petaluma Judicial District Court or more formally, the State of California's
Municipal Court for the Petaluma Judicial District) on Jan. 1, 1952.
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.
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