CO-VID19 Court Updates Summary

Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2020

U.S. District Court, Northern District

  • On March 23, 2020, this court was notified that a person who visited the United States Courthouse of the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building, 280 South first Street, San Jose ("San Jose Courthouse"), on March 11, 13, and 17, 2020, was subsequently treated for COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease).

  • In an abundance of caution, it is hereby ordered that effective March 24, 2020, the San Jose Courthouse shall be closed entirely to both staff and the public, with no exceptions, until April 7, 2020.  This period may be extended by further order.

  • In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) outbreak, and the concerns listed in this court's General Order No. 72, all other courthouses of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, shall remain closed to the general public until May 1, 2020.  Only persons having official court business authorized by General order No. 72, or by a presiding judge, may enter courthouse property.  Members of the press and public who have a legitimate need to observe an in-person hearing may do so, and such attendance will be considered "offical court business."  However courtroom spectators are reminded that a shelter-in-place has been ordered throughout the State of California, and that there are health and safety risks associated with attending an in-person court hearing.  This limited access for the press and public applies to the following divisional locations:
         - The 
    United States Courthouse, Floors 15 through 19 of the Phillip Burton Federal Building at
           450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco
         - The 
    United States Courthouse of the ronald V. Dellums Federal Building at 1301 Clay Street, Oakland
         - The U
    nited States Courthouse at 3140 Boeing Avenue, McKinleyville.


Alameda County

  • The court's Emergency Order specifies March 17 through April 3, 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing filing deadlines.

  • Courthouses are closed to the public and not currently scheduled to re-open to the public and not currently scheduled to re-open until at least April 7.
     


 

Contra Costa County

  • The court's Emergency Order specifies March 16 through April 1, 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing filing deadlines.

  • Courthouses are closed to the public and not currently scheduled to re-open until at least April 2.




Fresno County

  • The court's Emergency Order specifies March 17 through April 3, 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purpose of computing filing deadlines.

  • Courthouses are closed to the public and not currently scheduled to re-open until at least April 6.



 

Los Angeles County

  • You may continue to submit filings through eFilings; physical filings to the court's dropbox.

  • Access to the courthouse has been restricted to only authorized parties through June 22, 2020.

  • Effective March 23 and until further notice, all clerk's offices are closed at all 38 chourthouses.  All civil and criminal trials are suspended through April 16.  The court is open only for emergency and essential matters.


For all other questions or general information, please visit www.LAcourt.org or call:
Self-Help for assistance completing court forms (213) 830-0845
Stanley Mosk Courthouse for general information (213) 830-0800
Appeals Information (213) 830-0822

Stanley Mosk Ex Parte Courtroom Schedule – Coverage of Ex Parte Matters – March 23, 2020 through April 16, 2020 

 

3rd Floor Courtrooms

Dept. 20 covers all 3rd Floor Civil courtrooms – 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 28

 

4th Floor Courtrooms

Dept. 20 covers 30, 31, 33, 37, 39, and 44

Dept. 72 covers 32, 34, 36, 38, and 40

 

5th Floor Courtrooms

Dept. 1 covers the following 5th Floor courtrooms – 1, 1A, 45, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57, 58, 74, 89, 90, and 96

Dept. 20 covers the following 5th floor courtrooms – 47, 49, 55, and 56

 

6th Floor Courtrooms

Dept. 72 covers 12, 62, 66, 68, 69, 91, 92, 93, and 97

 

7th Floor Courtrooms

Dept. 72 covers all 7th floor courtrooms – 61, 71, 72, 73, 76, and 78

 

8th Floor Courtrooms

Dept. 1 covers Writs and Receivers – 82, 85, and 86

 

Spring Street Courtrooms

Dept. 74 in Mosk covers all Spring Street courtrooms (with the exception of Complex) and Dept. 74.

 

Orange County

  • You may continue to submit eFilings.  March 17 through March 27 are to be deemed "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing deadlines.

  • All court facilities are closed to the public until at least march 30, 2020.


 

Riverside County

  • You may continue to submit filings to the court.  

  • March 17 through March 26 are to be deemed "Court Holidays" for the purpose of computing the time for fiiling papers.

  • The court is closed to the public, except for emergency matters, until at leat April 3.



 

Sacramento County

  • With the exception of urgent filings, such as TROs, the court is not currently accepting filings.

  • the court's Emergency Order specifies March 18 through April 16, 2020 to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purposes of computing filing deadlines.

  • All courthouses are closed to the public except for emergency hearings (see order) until at least April 16.




San Bernardino County

  • Most courthouses are closed until April 12 except for emergency hearings.



 

San Diego County

  • The San Diego Superior Court has suspended all non-emergency services effective March 17, 2020 - Apriil 3, 2020, inclusive, to be deemed holidays for purposes of computing the time for filing papers.

  • The court continues to be available for TROs and other urgent filings.

  • eFilings placed during the court closure will be held in a queue and submitted to court once normal services resume.

  • In accordance with the County Health Officer order regarding the COVID-19, starting Monday, March 23, 2020, we are closing our doors to the public and suspending all over-the-counter services at the Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk's Office until further notice.

  • The following services will continue to be available by phone, mail, online, and via Email:
         Document Recording Services (by mail only)
         Vital Records requests: Birth, Death and Marriage Records (by mail or online)
         Fictitious Business Name Statements (by mail)
         Property Assessment Services
         Copies of Official Records (by mail or online)
         Notary Public Registrations (by mail)
         Authentications (by mail)




    San Francisco County

  • All civil trials, currently set between Tuesday March 17, and Wednesday, April 15, 2020, will be continued on a rolling basis for 90 days from the currently scheduled trial date.

  • The Clerks Office in Room 402 of the Civic Center Courthouse will be closed during the period of Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through Wednesday, April 15, 2020.  A drop box is available for filings in the lobby of the Civic Center Courthouse and will be checked throughout each court day.


     

San Mateo County

  • March 16 through March 31 are deemed holidays for purposes of computing filing deadlines.

  • With few exceptions the Court will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  Suspension of trials and all traffic matters will take effect immediately.  All other changes will take effect Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

  • All trials be suspended for up to 30 days and the time limits on conducting preliminary hearings be continued from 10 court days to 15 court days.

  • At this time you may submit efilings, but should anticipate delays.


     

Santa Clara County

  • The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara has suspended all non-essential functions for three weeks or until such time as the order is lifted.

  • Dates from March 17 to March 27, inclusive, to be deemed holidays for the purpose of computing tine time for filing papers.

  • All clerk's office functions will be closed to the public while the order remains in place.

  • At this time, you may continue to eFile.


     

Alpine County

  • Personal appearances are suspended and scheduled court hearings, with the exception of criminal matters will be rescheduled to May 2020.

  • The court encourages a reduction of all non-essential hearings.

  • For now, the courthouse remains open and filings are being delivered.


     



Amador County

  • Except for essential time-sensitive matters, the courthouse is closed until April 6.
  • The court will receive filings for essential! matters, such as TROs, but all other filing is suspended.
  • Days between March 17 and April 3 inclusive to be deemed holidays for the purpose of computing the time for filing papers.


     

Butte County

  • No closures at this time.


     

Calaveras County

  • No closures at this time.

 

 

 

Colusa County

  • No closures at this time.

 

 

Del Norte County

  • No closures at this time.




     

El Dorado County

  • Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all Clerk's Counters will be closed to the public in all Court facilities.

  • Drop Box - A drop box is located on the outside of each Court facility and is available 24 hours per day.  Filings presented to the Court may be placed in the drop boxes.  Filings placed in the drop boxes after 4:00 p.m. will be  filed by the Court on the next Court business day.

  • March 17 to March 20, inclusive, to be deemed court holidays for the purpose of computing deadlines.




Glenn County

  • No closures at this time.


     

Humboldt County

  • The court is closed from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Friday, March, 20, 2020 (days to be deemed court holidays).
  • Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 and continuing for at least thirty (30) days thereafter, and possibly until the end of the state of emergency, the Court will conduct limited hearings and limited Court operations.


     

lmperial County

  • The court remains open, but is seeking to continue scheduled trials.



     

Inyo County

  • All jury trials through ApriI 13 have been vacated and, subject to judicial discretion, the Court will continue to grant continuances upon request.

  • The courthouse remains open and you may continue to place court filings, which will be physicaly delivered.

Kern County

  • Beginning March 18 (end date to be confirmed) all Clerk's windows will be closed to the public, until further notice.  You may continue to eFile.

  • March 18 to March 30 inclusive to be deemed holidays for the purpose of computing filing deadlines.

  • Until March 30 only limited case types will be heard.
     



Kings County

  • All interior customer service counters, inside the courthouse, will be closed to the public effective Wednesday, March 8, 2020.

  • The court will operate exterior service windows to handle court business.


     

Lake County

  • All courthouses are closed until April 2, and "the court will only handle in-custody arraignments, juvenile detentions, and preliminary hearings in which time has not been waived.

  • Closed days to be treated as "Court Holidays" for the purpose of deadlines.


 


Lassen County

  • The court will be limiting access to the courthouse, except for essential and time-sensitive matters until ApriI 13.

  • The courthouse remains open for filings.  You may continue to place court filings which will be physically delivered.


     

Madera County

  • All civil trials, with the exception of unlawful detainer trials, currently scheduled between March 17, 2020 and April 3, 2020, are continued on a rolling basis for eight weeks from the currently scheduled trial date.

  • The courthouse remains open for filings.  You may continue to place court filings, which will be physically delivered.




Marin County

  • The court will be closed for all non-essential matters effective March 17 until April 7.

  • During the closure all clerks offices will remain closed, except for a single criminal courtroom and a courtroom for hearing TROs and other emergency orders.

  • Closed days are to be deemed "Court Holidays."




Mariposa County

  • The court will be focused on essential hearings only until May 1.

  • The courthouse remains open for filings.  You may continue to place court filings, which will be physically delivered.


     

Mendocino County

  • The court is postponing civil trials and focusing on essential and time-sensitive matters.

  • March 17 through April 3 are deemed court holidays for the purposes of filing deadlines.


     

Merced County

  • The time periods provided to bring an action to trial will be extended by no more than 30 days where the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from March 24, 2020 through April 28 2020.


 


Mono County

  • The Court remains open with social distancing measures in place.

     

Monterey County

  • This Court has declared March 18 2020 to, April 6, .2020 as holidays for purposes of computing time.


     

Napa County

  • All locations are closed to the pubic beginning March 18 through April 10.

  • Minimal operations will be maintained to support in-custody arraignments, emergency matters, and certain family and juvenile matters.

  • Any court calendars will be heard in the Criminal Court Building.

  • A drop box for emergency matters will be available at the Criminal Court Building.




Nevada County

  • The court has announced significantly reduced services until April 14.

The court continues to accept filings and encourages the use, of drop boxes.



Placer County

  • This Court has declared March 17, 2020 to ApriI 15, 2020 as holidays for purposes of computing time.

  • The time periods provided to bring an action to trial will be extended by no more than 30 days where the statutory deadline otherwise would expire from March 16, 2020 through April 15, 2020.


     

San Benito County

  • The Court continues hearings to reduce the number of persons entering the Courthouses and will reschedule many types of matters as listed in the release.


     

San Joaquin County

  • This Court has declared March 17, 2020 to April 5 2020, inclusive, be deemed holidays for purposes of computing time.


     

Santa Barbara County

  • All courtrooms, with the exception of a few that will remain open for essential matters, are closed until April 3.

  • At this time you may continue to file electronically, but should anticipate delays.




Santa Cruz County

  • Although Clerk's Office in Santa Cruz and Watsonvillle remain open to the public at this time, people are highly encouraged to use the Court's online services to make payments, pay fines, or check court dates — individuals can also call he Court to seek information and avoid coming into Court.


     

Sonoma County

  • March 17-27 will be deemed holidays for the purpose of filing papers.

  • March 16-31 will be deemed holidays for the purpose of computing time.

  • The time period provided to bring an action to trial is extended by not more than 30 days, applicable only to cases in which the statutory deadline would expire on one of the dates above.

  • You may continue to eFile.

     


Stanislaus County

  • No closures at this time.

  • You may continue to eFile.


     

Sutter County

  • No closures at this time.

  • You may continue to eFile.


     

Tulare County

  • All civil trials currently set between Tuesday, March 17 and Friday April 17, 2020 will be continued.

  • All service counters will be closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 17, 2020.  Increased availability of phone email and drop box options will be available to facilitate regular court transactions.  Payments will be accepted online, by telephone, or drop box.

  • Filing will be by drop box.


     

Ventura County

  • The Court will be closed from March 16, 2020 to April 17, 2020.  These dates have been deemed holidays for purposes of computing the time for filing papers and for purposes of computing time.


     

Yolo County

  • The days March 17, 2020, through April 1, 2020, will be considered court holidays per Code of Civil Procedure sections 12 and 12a.

  • Where time period to bring an action to file or restraining orders would expire during the above dates, the duration is extended by no more than 30 days.


     

Yuba County

  • No closures at this time.

  • You may continue to eFile.