General information about
Tehama County and its Courthouse
Tehama County is situated in the northern Sacramento Valley, comprised
of 1,888,670 acres and has a population of approximately 63,463. The
Sacramento River runs through the central portion of Red Bluff, which
provides endless varieties of outdoor recreation. Some of the greatest
western events in the nation, such as the PRCA-sanctioned Red Bluff
Round-Up, the Annual Bull & Gelding Sale, and the Pacific Coast
Cutting Horse Association's Red Bluff Winter Round-Up, are held in
The Superior Court of California, County of Tehama, is a unified
superior court, served by four judicial officers, one commissioner and
one facilitator. The Court employs approximately thirty-six support
staff. The Court has three locations in Red Bluff, which has a
population of 14,076.
The Honorable John J. Garaventa is the Court's Presiding Judge. The
Court Executive Officer is Ms. Caryn A. Downing.
Interesting facts about the Tehama County
- The Tehama County Courthouse was designed by
George Sellon and completed in 1922.
- The Tehama County Courts Building was completed
From 1856 until 1989, the Tehama County Judge (and
later the Superior Court presiding judge) held the ownership title to
the courthouse. It was not until 1989 that the title to the courthouse
was conveyed to the County.