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)
eService
Available (Where eFiling is mandatory CA Rules of Court require that—with the exception of documents that must be personally served—documents be eServed)
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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