United States Magistrate Judge Dennis M. Cota (DMC)

Redding Federal Courthouse

2986 Bechelli Lane

Redding, CA  96002





Judge Staff

Courtroom Deputy

Jodi Palmer
(530) 246-5417

Electronic Court Reporter Operator

Jodi Palmer
(530) 246-5417


Click here to Order Transcript

Law Clerks

Riley Doyle
Erik Stewart

Chambers Phone 

(530) 246-5417

Link to Central Violations Bureau (CVB)

Collateral Forfeiture (Bail) Schedule


case management procedures
Procedures to be followed in Cases Assigned to
Hon. Dennis M. Cota
Jury trials in consent cases will be heard in Sacramento. All other types of hearings are heard in Redding.
Personal appearances by trial counsel are required for scheduling and settlement conferences.
motion schedule
Motion Type: Civil
Day: Wednesday*
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Motion Type: Criminal
Day: Tuesday*
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Courtroom: 304, 3rd floor
Telephone: (530) 246-5416
*Contact courtroom deputy for available dates.

See Local Rules for proper noticing of motions.

Judge Cota's court calendars.

Calendars are subject to last minute changes. Please verify last minute changes with the Courtroom Deputy.

For general information contact the Sacramento Clerk’s Office at (916) 930-4000.