Oct. 27, 2021

Interpreter Information

Court Interpreters are provided in the courtroom for Criminal, Traffic, Juvenile, Unlawful Detainer, Guardianship and Conservatorship,  Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Unlawful Detainer matters.  Court interpreters are provided on a limited basis on designated days for Family Law matters. A request for an interpreter can be made for Small Claims cases however, due to limited interpreter resources, an interpreter may not be available.

Please note in cases that are not mandated FEE WAIVER CASES HAVE PREFERENCE.

To ensure that an interpreter can be secured, all interpreter requests must be in advance of the hearing on an Interpreter Request form (available in the courtroom or at customer service windows) or online at the court's website www.yolo.courts.ca.gov/interpreterrequest

Spanish interpreter requests must be submitted at least three (3) court days before the hearing,  A request for a language other than Spanish must be submitted in writing five (5) court days before the hearing. If a request is not submitted timely, the Court may not be able to provide an interpreter.

The Court provides Spanish interpreters to defendants in criminal cases at the first hearing.  The Court also provides interpreters in languages other than Spanish at the first hearing in a criminal case or as soon as one can be secured.

If an interpreter has been requested and is no longer needed please notify interpreter services by phone or email: interpreterrequest@yolo.courts.ca.gov.

If you have questions about how to request an interpreter, please call the Interpreter Coordinator at (530) 406-6708. 


If you have a complaint about Language Access at Yolo Superior Court, click here for the complaint form.

Para presentar una queja relacionada al accesso de servicios de idiomas en la Corte Superior de Yolo, haga clic aqui.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

If you need a sign language interpreter, you may request one with the interpreter coordinator for any type of hearing. This includes civil and small claims hearings.

Interpreter Coordinator
1000 Main Street,
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 406-6708  Email: interpreterrequest@yolo.courts.ca.gov


Becoming an interpreter

If interested in becoming an interpreter, please check the Judicial Council page or www.courts.ca.gov
















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