Aug 11, 2020
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Civil Covid-19 Information and Update

Limited access will be granted to the Civil Clerk’s Office beginning June 1, 2020. Please contact the Civil Division for questions at 707-521-6610 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

5/5/2020 - Department 16 Scheduling Order Pursuant to the First Amended Omnibus General Order of the Presiding Judge

5/5/2020 - Department 17 Scheduling Order Pursuant to the First Amended Omnibus General Order of the Presiding Judge

5/5/2020 - Department 19 Scheduling Order Pursuant to the First Amended Omnibus General Order of the Presiding Judge

5/11/2020 - Department 18 Consolidated List of Continued Matters

CIVIL BUILDING AND DEPARTMENT CLOSURES

Limited access will be granted to the Civil Clerk’s Office beginning June 1, 2020.

CIVIL Case Continuance and Cancellation of Appointments

All Civil matters have been continued for sixty (60) days from the day the Presiding Judge ordered the court closed, March 16, 2020. The court will notify you of your new court date using the address you have of file. See General Order Regarding the Extension of Time for Expiration of Civil Harassment Restraining Orders & Order Amending the Order Regarding the Implementation of Emergency Relief.

CIVIL Related Information & Frequently asked questions

Civil Harassment

What if I have a Civil Harassment Restraining Order that is due to expire during the court closure?

Civil harassment temporary restraining orders made by this court that were due to expire during the court closure have been extended and notices have been sent regarding the new court dates. Hearing information is also available through the Court Case Portal. Appearances for these hearings will be done remotely via Zoom. Virtual Appearance Guide

Can I file a request for an emergency civil harassment restraining order during the court closure?

Yes, either by electronic filing, in person at the Civil Clerk’s Office or by dropping completed requests in the drop-box located next to room 107-J at the Hall of Justice, 600 Administration Drive in Santa Rosa. Processed orders will be returned via eFile or regular mail or will be available for pickup after 2:30 p.m. Self-Help information regarding civil harassment orders is available through the California Courts Self-Help site at https://www.courts.ca.gov/1044.htm.

 

Elder Abuse

What if I have an elder abuse restraining Order that is due to expire during the court closure?

Elder abuse temporary restraining orders made by this court that were due to expire during the court closure have been extended and notices have been sent regarding the new court dates. Hearing information is also available through the Court Case Portal. Appearances for these hearings will be done remotely via Zoom. Virtual Appearance Guide

Can I file a request for an Emergency Elder Abuse Restraining Order during the court closure?

Yes, either by electronic filing, in person at the Civil Clerk’s Office or by dropping completed requests in the drop-box located next to room 107-J at the Hall of Justice, 600 Administration Drive in Santa Rosa. Processed orders will be returned via eFile or regular mail or will be available for pickup after 2:30 p.m. Self-Help information regarding elder abuse restraining orders is available through the California Courts Self-Help site at https://www.courts.ca.gov/1058.htm.

 

Unlawful Detainer / Evictions

Can I file documents to stop an eviction from going forward?

Yes, either by electronic filing, in person at the Civil Clerk’s Office or by dropping completed requests in the drop-box located next to room 107-J at the Hall of Justice, 600 Administration Drive in Santa Rosa. Processed orders will be returned via eFile or regular mail or will be available for pickup after 2:30 p.m.

 

Small Claims

What will happen to my small claims hearing that was scheduled during the court closure?

Notices are being sent regarding new court dates and hearing information is also available on the Court Case Portal. See General Order Postponing and Resetting Time for Small Claims Matters on our home page.

 

E-Filing

Can I E-File during the court closure?
E-Filing allows filers to submit documents to open court cases and e-file documents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. E-filing remains open and available to all parties during court closures due to COVID-19. Except for documents related to hearings being conducted during the closure, documents that are submitted for filing during the closure will have a filing date on the next day that is not a judicial holiday if the document meets appropriate criteria for filing. Due to the volume of documents submitted during the closure, the processing of submitted documents may be delayed.

     Civil Settlement Conferences

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Civil Settlement Conference Program is suspended until further notice.  No settlement conferences will be held at any court facility until further notice.  Counsel and self-represented litigants may choose another form of Alternative Dispute Resolution.  Selection of any other form of ADR will not allow for use of a court facility at this time.

It is unknown if settlement conferences scheduled during the period of the closure (March 16 through May 31, 2020), will be re-set.

Please check this page again after June 30 for any possible further updates.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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