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Sierra County Information

The census recorded in 2010 that there are 3,240 people living in the county and the county seat is Downieville. The largest city is Loyalton.  The county was founded in 1852 and it is named after Sierra Nevada. This is the 2nd least populous in the state of California and the total area is 962 square miles. The county office have departments that look after the citizens. These are probation, emergency management, attorney, assessor, and Sheriff’s office.

The area code in use in the county is 530.

Sheriff’s Office

The name of the Sheriff is Tim Standley and the address of his office is 100 Courthouse Square First Floor P.O. Box 66 Downieville, CA 95936.  The phone number is 530-289-3700. There is also a substation located on 61050 Hwy 49 in Loyalton, CA 96118.  That location can be reached at Ph: 530-993-4479

The office hours are Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

It is the mission of the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office to provide a safe and friendly environment by working with the people who make up our communities.

It is the duty of the Sierra County Sheriff’s office to give protection and promote the positive working environment it has for the staff and volunteers, while giving positive working relationships with other agencies. The community will get the majority of the benefits and cost effective service.  

County Courthouse

The address is 100 Courthouse Square, Downieville, CA

Phone number is 530-289-3698

The mission of the Court is to dispense justice in all matters within its jurisdiction in an impartial manner and in accordance with the law.

Charles H. Ervin is the current Presiding Judge and his term expires in January, 2023.  Yvette Durant is the Assistant Presiding Judge and she was appointed to the position on December 23, 2016.  Lee E. Kirby is the Court Executive Officer.  

You can request for an arraignment from the court trial and trials that have multiple appearances.

If you need to pay for fees, you may do it online using a debit or credit card. You can also write a check or money order.  

County Jail  

100 Courthouse Square, First Floor Downieville, CA 95936

Phone number is 530-289-3700

As of March 17, 2015 the Sierra County Jail began operating as a Temporary Housing Facility. There is no inmate visitation permitted at this facility.  Sierra County inmates are housed occasionally at the Plumas County Jail in Quincy, CA but primarily in Nevada County at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada City.  Inmate visitation is at the discretion of those individual facilities and should be contacted directly regarding visitation days and hours.

Sierra County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined6
Avg Daily Population9
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll4
Full time total employees4
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Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1950
Year of major renovation1991
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