California court updates - COVID-19

How California courts are reacting to the recent coronavirus situation

The ongoing COVID-19 situation has resulted in many courts in California closing or severely limiting access. Many have also restricted the ability to file all but the most time-sensitive matters, such as restraining orders. 

The table below summarizes the current situation and indicates whether One Legal is able to deliver court filings at this time. Many courts have declared their closed days to be court holidays for the purposes of calculating deadlines. We strongly recommend that you consult the website of the court you are filing in for the detailed information. 

The Judicial Council of California is also collating all of the emergency orders so far requested by the Superior Courts on their website>>

This table was last updated at 12:35 p.m., September 18. Please always check the court's website for the latest information. 

Court: Status of public access: Status of filing: Court holiday declared until:
(earliest possible date — Click date to open order)
Notes:
 Alameda County Superior Court
Partial

The Court has announced a "remote re-opening." Learn more >>

Dropbox

The court is accepting documents by dropbox. Learn more >>

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies.
Read the court's most recent Implementation Order>>
 Alpine County Superior Court
Partial

 Hearings are being held remotely. Beginning June 22, the court will re-open. Learn more>>

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Amador County Superior Court
Open

The court has resumed normal calendars from June 1, 2020. Learn more>>

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox. 

N/A

Holiday period ended 3/31

While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
  Butte County Superior Court
Partial

There are some limitations on court access. Learn more>>

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A

Holiday period ended 3/27

While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Calaveras County Superior Court
Open

The court is hearing cases with some social distancing provisions. Learn more>>

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
The court is open. You may submit eFilings through One Legal.
 Colusa County Superior Court
Partial

Court calendars have been limited and restrictions are in place. Learn more>>

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A

Holiday period ended on 5/1

While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Contra Costa County Superior Court
Open with restrictions

The court re-opened with restrictions on 5/26. Learn more>>

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox. Please review emergency local rules for specifically accepted filings>>

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Del Norte County Superior Court
Open with restrictions

The court re-opened with restrictions on 5/26. Learn more>>

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 El Dorado County Superior Court
Partial

The court is open with restrictions. Consult the court's website for details>>

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A

Holiday period ended 3/20

While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Fresno County Superior Court
Partial

The Court has resumed limited operations. Consult the court's website for details>>

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A

Holiday period ended 5/1

While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Glenn County Superior Court
Open

The Court resumed operations with precautions in place

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Humboldt County Superior Court 
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters. Learn more>>

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Imperial County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters. Learn more>>

eDelivery

You may submit eDelivery requests but there may be delays

N/A

Holiday period ended 3/30

While eDelivery submissions can be made, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Inyo County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Kern County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A

Holiday period ended 4/30

While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Kings County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Lake County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Lassen County Superior Court
Open

Civil hearings encouraged to use CourtCall

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Los Angeles County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters


eFiling

Civil and probate matters can be eFiled

Dropbox

Family and complex civil can be dropboxed

N/A

Court holiday was also declared 3/17 to 3/19 (inclusive)

While eFilings can be submitted and filings are being delivered to the court's dropbox, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies.
 Madera County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Marin County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

(For the purposes of computing time.)
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Mariposa County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Filing by mail

Filing are being mailed to the court

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Mendocino County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Merced County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Modoc County Superior Court
Partial

Attendance by CourtCall is encouraged

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Mono County Superior Court
Partial

Attendance by CourtCall is encouraged

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Monterey County Superior Court
Open

Scheduled matters are being heard, remote or in-person

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Napa County Superior Court
Partial

The Court re-opened on June 1, 2020, with restrictions. Learn more >>

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
While eFilings can be submitted, you may not receive a response until after the court holiday period has ended
 Nevada County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Orange County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Placer County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eDelivery

Filings are being submitted via the court's online portal.

N/A
While eDelivery submissions can be made, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court.
 Plumas County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Riverside County Superior Court
Partial

The Court is re-opening gradually as of June 1. Learn more >>

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A

Holiday period ended 9/18/20

You may place a filing order on One Legal but it will not be delivered until the court re-opens. If your filing is an emergency to be delivered immediately you must choose Urgent Service.
 Sacramento County Superior Court
Closed

Entry to the court is strictly limited for emergency matters

Dropbox

From May 6th the court began accepting certain documents by dropbox — learn more>>

N/A

Holiday period ended 9/9/20

While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 San Benito County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 San Bernardino County Superior Court
Partial

The Court is re-open as of June 1 with restrictions. Learn more >>

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 San Diego County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

Civil, Family & Probate matters may be eFiled.

N/A
While you may submit eFilings and in-person physical filing requests through One Legal, you should anticipate delays receiving stamped copies
 San Francisco County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters


eFiling

Subsequent civil filings can be eFiled

Dropbox

Family and civil case initiations case be dropboxed

While you may submit eFilings and in-person physical filing requests through One Legal, you should anticipate delays receiving stamped copies
 San Joaquin County Superior Court
Partial

Court has partially opened and resumed some court operations. Learn more >>

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies. If your filing is an emergency to be delivered immediately you must choose Urgent Service.
 San Luis Obispo County Superior Court
Partial

Public access is limited, other business is being done remotely. Learn more>>

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 San Mateo County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A

Holiday period ended 9/10/20

While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Santa Barbara County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

(For the purposes of computing time.)
While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Santa Clara County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Santa Cruz County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Shasta County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Sierra County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Siskiyou County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Contact court

Reach out to the clerk's for more information

N/A
The court has specific instructions for placing filings on their website. We recommend contacting the court.
 Solano County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Sonoma County Superior Court
Partial

The Court will re-open from June 1. Consult the Court website for more information >>

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Stanislaus County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Sutter County Superior Court
Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A
While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Tehama County Superior Court

Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Trinity County Superior Court
Open

Please contact the court prior to attending

Filing by mail

Filing are being mailed to the court

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Tulare County Superior Court

Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Tuolumne County Superior Court
Open

Civil hearings encouraged to use CourtCall

Clerk's window

Filings can be uploaded to One Legal for delivery

N/A
While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Ventura County Superior Court

Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

Dropbox

Filings are being submitted to the court's dropbox

N/A

Holiday period ended on 6/9/2020

While filings are being delivered, you may experience delays receiving stamped copies
 Yolo County Superior Court

Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A

Holiday period ended

While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court
 Yuba County Superior Court

Partial

Court only open to hear essential matters

eFiling

You may submit eFilings but there may be delays

N/A

Holiday period ended 4/30

While eFilings can be submitted, there may be delays receiving confirmation from the court


***The information contained in the table above is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content included in this site without seeking legal or other professional advice.


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