Jan. 21, 2019

Interpreter Information

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

To ensure that an interpreter can be secured, all interpreter requests must be in advance of the hearing. Spanish interpreter requests must be submitted at least three (3) court days before your hearing on a Request for Interpreter form (available in the courtroom or at customer service windows) or online at the court's website www.yolo.courts.ca.gov/interpreterrequest.  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 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.


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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