Mission Statement

It is the mission of this Court to resolve disputes arising under the law in a fair, accessible, effective, and efficient manner; and to interpret and apply the law consistently, impartially, and independently to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitutions of California and the United States of America.


The Alpine County Superior Court will be moving to temporary facilities for the duration of the court house construction/remodel project. Starting Monday, September 16, 2013, court services, filing of documents, access to records and court hearings including jury trials will be made available at 100 Foothill Road, Building C (formerly the Early Learning Center), Woodfords, California, 96120. The mailing address and phone number will remain the same.

The courthouse was built in 1928.  It is a one-story structure with a basement that uses 70% of the main floor of the court.  The facility is shared with the Probation Department, and the Sheriff's department.  There are two judge's chambers, an office for the Court Executive Officer, a court clerk's office and a courtroom.  There is no jury room, waiting room, and no conference room.  The facility is not ADA compliant for wheelchair access but is compliant for hearing impaired.  The court is fully automated and is able to provide online legal services, e-mail and internet access.

Alpine County Superior Court
PO Box 518
14777 State Route 89
Markleeville, CA  96120
(530) 694-2113
(530) 694-2119 fax

Notice of Return to Courthouse

The Alpine County Superior Court will be returning to the historic Markleeville Courthouse located at 14777 State Route 89, Markleeville, California 96120, and resuming court operations on Monday, August 18, 2014. In preparation to move, access to the clerk’s office by telephone may be limited on August 14th and 15th, 2014. Also, on the 14th and 15th the court requests any parties wishing to file documents do so by delivering their documents to the Alpine County Clerk’s Office in the newly remodeled county administration building located at 99 Water Street in Markleeville, located directly behind the Courthouse. Once the clerk’s office has reopened, documents will be filed by the clerks with the date they have been received. Conformed copies will be returned if a self addressed stamped envelope has been provided.

Time sensitive filings such as requests for temporary restraining orders and ex parte orders will be picked up by Court staff from the County Clerk’s Office daily. Parties are directed to leave contact information should the court have any need to obtain necessary information or instructions.

The Court’s mailing address and phone number will continue to remain the same. Should you have any questions regarding this notice you may contact the clerk’s office at (530)694-2113.


Because one-third of the population are members of the Washoe Tribe, the county faces several jurisdicational issues in both social services and law inforcement.  Clarification of these issues is currently being sought from the California Attorney General.  In 1995, the tribe assumed, by federal order, jurisdication over juvenile dependency caseload.  This has reduced the workload of the court in this area.  The county court currently maintains jurisdication over juvenile deliquency cases and this workload is expected to increase.

Community Outreach

Community outreach in a small county is a part of everyday activity.   Judges campaign door to door for election and have the opportunity to talk to every citizen directly about the court and their perceptions of the services rendered. Formal opportunites, facilities, or activities that exist for community outreach in larger communties are not present in Alpine County.  There is no high school or college in Alpine County.  There are no service clubs, no radio or television broadcasters, and only a limited monthly newspaper.  Only a few opportunites exist, or can be created, for the purpose of reaching the approximately 1200 residents of the county.  This plan contemplates the limited opportunites for community outreach in Alpine County, and incorporates the admonition from the members of the Alpine County community that public funds not be spent on public relations activities.

ADA Compliance

Persons with disabilities may request accommodation by calling the Court Executive Officer at the number shown above.

Limited English Proficiency Plan (LEP)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

All Dispute Resolution is currently handled through El Dorado County.  Please click here to go to the El Dorado ADR Program web page.

Online Payments

Online payments are available through OfficalPayments.com
A transaction fee will apply.

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Courthouse in Summer

Thomas Kolpacoff
Presiding Judge

Rick Meyer

Annie Long
Court Executive Officer



Serving the citizens of Alpine County since 1928 ...