Monterey County Superior Court

Information about filing court documents in Monterey County, California

COVID-19: Because of coronavirus restrictions, the Monterey County Superior Court is currently operating reduced services. We recommend consulting the court's website for additional information. 

Services

eFiling
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / 35 MB total

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Civil Limited (Mandatory)
 Civil Unlimited (Mandatory)
 Civil Complex (Mandatory)
 Small Claims (Voluntary)
 
Family (Mandatory)
 
Probate (Mandatory)
Physical Filing
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / 35 MB total
 Available for documents that are exempt from eFiling.
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / 35 MB total
Available
Court Research Unavailable at this time because of COVID-19 court access restrictions

Court locations

Court address Services
Salinas Courthouse
240 Church Street
Salinas, CA 93901
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions
Monterey Courthouse
1200 Aguajito Road
Monterey, CA 93940
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$35.00
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$35.00
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions

Useful resources

FAQs

Which documents are exempt from eFiling?

Rather than specifying documents that *cannot* be eFiled, this court has listed documents that are not subject to mandatory eFiling.

  • Documents ordered by the court as exempt from eFiling
  • Documents and other materials that are not feasibly converted to electronic form
  • Documents lodged provisionally under seal or as confidential documents
  • Original documents required for a proceeding, including:
    • Bench warrants
    • Subpoenaed documents
    • Affidavits re real property of small value
    • Bonds
    • Undertakings
    • Financial documents submitted by a private professional conservator
    • Letters (probate, guardianship, conservatorship)
    • Wills and codicils (for filing or safekeeping)
    • Orders to deposit money and receipt of depository

Although not required, the following are encouraged to be eFiled:
  • Documents with jurisdictional time limits, including:
    • Notices of Appeal
    • Motions for New Trial
    • Motions for JNOV
    • Motions to quash service for personal jurisdiction
    • Petitions for writs taken from local court determination

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