Tribal Court

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Personnel:

Mark A. Vezzola, Esq. – Chief Judge
Irene Kellywood-Esquerra – Clerk of the Court

Contact Information:
Telephone: 760-858-4219 ext. 30
Fax: 760-858-5120
Fax: 760-858-5400
Email: court@cit-nsn.gov

Department Mission & History:

The Chemehuevi Indian Tribal Court was first established as a “Magistrate Court” in the mid-1980s to hear cases stemming from violations of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe’s Conservation Code, which governs the preservation and conservation of the Tribe’s/Chemehuevi Indian Reservation’s natural resources. In 1994, the tribe enacted an ordinance establishing the Chemehuevi Indian Tribal Court, a court of limited jurisdiction; however, the Court did not become active until the latter part of 1996.

Services Provided:
Judicial services

SMALL CLAIM FORMS

Small Claims Brochure FINAL (1)

Chemehuevi Application for Small Claims FINAL

Chemehuevi Small Claims Counterclaim Form (To Accompany Response Form) FINAL

Chemehuevi Small Claims Response Form FINAL

Chemehuevi Small Claims Notice of Hearing FINAL

Chemehuevi Small Claims Extension Request FINAL

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORMS

Protective Order Form DV-1, Petition for Family Abuse Protection

Protective Order Form DV-2, Notice of Hearing

Protective Order Form DV-2, Answer to Petition For Family Abuse Protection

Protective Order Form DV-4, Protection Order After Hearing

ADOPTION

Petition for Adoption Form

Adoption Agreement Form

GUARDIANSHIP

Guardianship Instructions

Petition for Guardianship Form

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

Application for Final Judgement

Child Custody Agreement

Property Settlement Agreement

Joint Petition for Divorce

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1930 Havasu Lake, CA 92363

Location:
1990 Palo Verde Drive Havasu Lake, CA 92363