Wednesday, January 15, 2020
probate division
Photos by Adam Stewart
Hopland Bridge over the Russian River on Highway 101, south of Hopland.


Office Hours:

8:30am-3:00pm Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays

Telephone hours:

8:30am-1:00pm, Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays

Ukiah Fort Bragg
Phone:  (707) 468-2005 Phone:  (707) 964-3192 


Probate Court services are available at both court locations.


Tentative Rulings

The Court issues tentative rulings on certain Probate matters. Rulings are posted on the Tentative Rulings web page by 3:00pm of the court day prior to the scheduled hearing. See the Tentative Rulings web page for details on the tentative rulings process.

Tentative Rulings Web Page >>

Forms and Filing

Forms may be found on our Forms and Filing section on our website, picked up, photocopied or printed at the Court's Self-Help Center or at the Law Library, or downloaded from the Judicial Council website.  

All paperwork must be typewritten or neatly written in black ink.  There are typewriters available for public use at the Public Library at 105 North Main Street in Ukiah, or the Law Library in the Ukiah Courthouse, Room 307.   Public access computers available for filling out legal forms in the SHLA center, Room 304 of the Ukiah Courthouse. 

By law, the clerks cannot provide legal advice, including which forms to use. 


See the Fee Schedule for filing and appearance fees. If you believe that you are unable to afford these fees, ask the court clerk for an application for a fee waiver. There is no charge for this form.


Requests for copies or certified copies of a document may be made in person at the Clerk's Office or submitted in writing by mail. We cannot take requests over the phone. Various copy, search, and certification fees may apply.

Please see the Copies and Certified Copies page for more information.


Cáse files are available for viewing by the public at the Clerk's Offices in both branches. You will need to provide the case number for the file(s) to be retrieved for viewing to avoid a Record Search fee. Files generally will be available for viewing on the next business day after the request for the file is made.

Please see the Viewing a File page for more information.


Richard Thomas
PO Box 117
Middletown, CA   95461
Phone:  (707)987-2227



View the next 30 days of hearings on calendar:

Probate Calendar

For specific assignments, see the calendar bulletin board on the first level of the Ukiah courthouse, or outside the courtroom in Fort Bragg, for that day's court assignment. Calendar times and places are subject to change at any time.


Calendar Type Day Time Court
Guardianship Law & Motion Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:30am C
Guardianship Contested Hearings Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:30am C
LPS Matters Thursday 1:15pm E
Conservatorships / Other Confidential Probate Hearings Friday 9:00 am E
Decedents Estates / Trusts Friday 9:00am E
All Probate Matters - Fort Bragg Thursday 2:00pm TM
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