Bishop Paiute Indian Tribal Court

The Bishop Paiute Tribe is a federally recognized tribe with approximately 875 acres of land located in Inyo County California.  The tribe has approximately 2,000 members.

Date Court Established: 2003

The Bishop Paiute Tribe is a federally recognized tribe with approximately 875 acres of land located in Inyo County California.  The tribe has approximately 2,000 members.

Date Court Established: 2003

Background: The court was established by Bishop Paiute Tribal Ordinance No. 2003-03.  In 2009, the tribe hired a tribal court judge and a tribal court clerk. The Bishop Paiute Indian Tribal Court heard its first case in April 21, 2009.

Court Cases: Civil

  • Adult guardianship
  • Employee records
  • Environmental protection
  • Child support orders
  • Illegal fireworks
  • Name change and verification
  • Nuisance
  • Public safety (restraining orders)
  • Rental minimal housing standards
  • Tribal small claims
  • Tribal mortgage lending and unlawful detainer
  • Truancy
  • Vicious dog

Chief Judge: Hon. William Kockenmeister.

Chief Judge: Hon. William Kockenmeister.

Court Administrator: Joyce Alvey

760-873-3584

joyce.alvey@bishoppaiute.org

Court Address: 50 Tu Su Lane, Bishop, California 93514

Court Website:  http://www.bishoppaiutetribe.com/tribal-court.html

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