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During the COVID-19 Pandemic, remote video appearances are authorized and encouraged. The Madera Superior Court is utilizing "Zoom" as the preferred platform.

For information concerning Madera Superior Court's response to the Coronavirus pandemic, including previous Press Releases and Judicial Orders, please click here.


To view case information, please access using our Public Portal.


Current Updates:


  • Press Release - Restoration of Services and Extension of Time to conduct Criminal Trials per PC 1382 may be viewed here

  • Judicial Council of California - Order signed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye may be viewed here.

  • 27th General Order of Presiding Judge LiCalsi Regarding Restoration of Services and Extension of Time to Conduct Criminal Trials per PC 1382 may be viewed here.



  • Final Notice of Reduction of Clerk's Office Hours may be viewed here.

  • Final Notice of Reduction of Clerk's Office Hours (Spanish) may be viewed here.


Madera County lies just south of Yosemite Valley and is comprised of 2,147 square miles. The population is approximately 132,000 people. The county includes four areas that have their own distinct cultures as well as needs. These areas include the incorporated cities of Madera and Chowchilla. Madera County also includes the unincorporated communities of Madera Ranchos in addition to those of the eastern section of the county, including Oakhurst, Coarsegold, and North Fork . The geography of the county encompasses high, rugged country in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to level farming and industrial land on the valley floor.

The Superior Court of California, Madera County is a unified superior court, served by nine judges and one family support commissioner. The court employs 100 court staff.

The Honorable Ernest J. LiCalsi is the court's Presiding Judge. The Honorable Dale J. Blea is the court's Assistant Presiding Judge. The Court Executive Officer is Ms. Adrienne Calip.  The Assistant Court Executive Officer is Ms. Amy Downey.  Each judge is assigned a particular type of legal proceeding for each year on a rotating basis as determined by the presiding judge.

The original Madera County Courthouse was built of granite in the year 1900. The building has been preserved and is now the home of the Madera County Museum.

The mission of the Madera Superior Court is to ensure equal and fair access for all in the judicial system, and provide public service in an efficient and impartial manner.











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