This post is being used to provide ongoing updates on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting California court operations. Check back regularly for the latest news, and send any updates you don’t see here to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update accordingly, thank you.
As an additional resource, the Judicial Branch of California is hosting a “California Court Services Due to COVID-19” page for all counties, which you may view here.
Updates as of 12/07/20
San Francisco Superior Court’s clerk office is closed until further notice due to changes in state and local health and safety guidelines. Court customers are directed to use drop boxes instead. For further updates, please click on the court’s COVID-19 page.
Updates as of 4/21/20
Los Angeles Superior Court is launching a comprehensive Video Appearance Project in 32 courtrooms in 17 courthouses in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and County law enforcement agencies to promote social distancing in the nation’s largest trial court. – read more here.
Los Angeles Superior Court — Court offers options to help people resolve or delay traffic, non-traffic infraction matters during COVID-19 health crisis – read more here.
Updates as of 4/15/20
Updates as of 3/27/20
Updates as of 3/25/20
Orange County Superior Court – COURT CLOSURE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), read more here.
Updates as of 3/24/20
Chief Justice issues statewide order suspending jury trials, read more here.
Superior Court of Los Angeles County orders release of county jail inmates awaiting trial after justice partners reach agreement – view additional details here.
Updates as of 3/23/20
Superior Court of Los Angeles County to close the Clerk’s Offices, effective March 23, 2020. View additional details here.
Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile issues new general order restricting courthouse access to authorized parties only through June 22, 2020. Further details can be found here.
Judges, Courtroom Staff, Attorneys of the dependency department in the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s courthouse must quarantine for 14 days. View website or click here for more details.
Updates as of 3/22/20
Sylmar Courthouse to close for 3 days, will re-open March 26, 2020. Further details can be found here.
Updates as of 3/19/20
Updates as of 3/17/20
eFiling will continue to operate for the foreseeable future. We will notify you if/when that changes.
Los Angeles courthouses are closed to the public from March 17 – 19th and they will continue scaling down operations. Visit their website here for the latest news.
Orange County courthouses will be closed from March 17 – 27th. Visit their website for the latest news and notices.
Orange County Recorders Office
San Mateo County Superior Court
Updates as of 3/16/20
El Dorado County Superior Court
Riverside County Superior Court
Updates as of 3/15/20
Updates as of 3/13/20
Updates as of 3/12/20