Where to File Probate in Sierra County
Sierra County probate matters are heard at the following address:
100 Courthouse Square
Downieville, CA 95936
The Sierra County Probate Division hears legal matters including guardianship, conservatorship, and probate. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm Monday through Friday excluding court holidays. Wills must be lodged with the court within thirty days of the decedent passing away.
Sierra County Probate Rules
The Sierra County local court rules can be accessed through the court’s website. Although there are no specific rules for probate cases, you should be generally aware of the overall rules that would apply in probate proceedings.
Adjudicated Newspapers for Sierra County
Contact the Sierra County Clerk’s office at (530) 289-3698 to get a current list of newspapers approved to handle the required probate publication. Phone Hours of the Clerk’s Office are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sierra County Probate Examiner
Tentative rulings for probate matters can be accessed on the court’s website. Be aware that the online court calendars may not be the final drafts and, as a result, may not contain all cases calendared for the listed day. In this regard, if your case is not listed you should call the Sierra County Superior Court Clerks Office at (530) 289-3698.
Sierra County Probate Referee
The job of the probate referee is to value all the decedent’s assets as of the date of death. In this regard, the probate referee for Sierra County is:
Kevin P. Eckard
P.O. Box 240
Auburn, CA 95604
Phone: (530) 888-0472
FAX: (530) 888-6457
How to Complete Probate in Sierra County
Contact A People’s Choice for more information on how we can help you successfully file probate in Sierra County. In addition to the required documents, there are many steps involved to successfully complete a Sierra County probate case. By and large, using our non-attorney probate services will save the estate thousands of dollars. Ultimately this savings puts more money into the pockets of the beneficiaries. Call us now at 800-747-2780. We typically have staff available 7 days a week 8 am to 8:30 pm to answer your questions and get you started.