Court Locations

Butte County Courthouse
1 Court Street, Oroville, CA 95965

North Butte County Courthouse
1775 Concord Avenue, Chico, CA 95928

District Attorney, Michael L. Ramsey

Subpoena Information

What do I do when I  receive a subpoena?

  • Remember this is a COURT ORDER for you to appear in court on the day and time shown.
  • Call 530-552-5580 to confirm your receipt of your subpoena.
    • Be prepared to give the case name and number from the front of the subpoena. 
    • Be prepared to give your Name, Date of Birth, and your Driver's License number or DMV ID Card number. 
  • Please follow the prompts and enter the required information.

Delays / Cancellations 

  • Please check this website after 5:00 PM on the business day before your court appearance date to see if your attendance is still required.  
  • Check for the name of the defendant, which appears on the front of your subpoena.  
  • If you have further questions, please call 552-5580 between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. 


View Subpoena Cancellations List 



Information for Victims 

If you are a victim in a case, please contact our Victim Assistance Bureau at (530) 538-7340 or  To determine the status of a criminal case filed in the Butte County Superior Court, one can search online records of the Butte County Superior Court

Information for Subpoenaed Witnesses 

If you have received a subpoena and have questions about the case, please contact our office at 530-538-7411.  Your subpoena contains explicit instructions on what to do, what a subpoena is and how and when to check to determine if the case has been cancelled  or delayed. 


Information for Defendants 

If you are a defendant in a criminal case and are represented by an attorney, our office is prohibited from communicating directly or indirectly with you regarding your case.  (California Rules of Professional Conduct 2-100.) 

Suspects charged with a crime may request a court appointed attorney.  The opportunity to request a court appointed criminal defense attorney is possible when a suspect first appears in court in front of a judge.  A suspect's first appearance in court following any arrest, citation or notice to appear is called an arraignment and at arraignment, a judge may appoint an attorney to represent a suspect charged with a crime.



 Contact the DA

Phone: 530-538-7411
Fax: 530-538-7071

Victim Assistance Bureau
Phone: 530-538-7340
Fax: 534-8301

Child Abduction Unit
Phone: 530-538-6540

Fraud Hotline
Phone: 866-DA Fraud 

Investigations Bureau
Policy Manual

Compliments & Complaints

 Locations & Hours