Sep 29, 2020

Court News & Notices

8/26/2020Bail Schedule Adopted and Filed August 26, 2020
8/14/2020 - Notice of 2020 - 21 Trial Court Allocations
6/19/2020Emergency Bail Schedule Updated June 19, 2020

1/10/2020Sonoma County Superior Court Selects New Pretrial Court Commisioners
1/2/2020CLERK'S NOTICE - Family Court Services has Moved!
1/1/2020CLERK'S NOTICE - Mandatory E-Filing Effective 1/1/2020
1/1/2020Notice of Civil Fee Changes Effective 1/1/2020
1/1/2020Juror Eligibility Changes - Felony Convictions
10/29/2019General Order Re: Implementation of Emergency Relief 
10/31/2019General Order Supplementing and Modifying the Court’s General Order Dated October 29, 2019
10/26/2019Clerk's Notice - Saturday October 26, 2019
10/3/2019Clerk’s Notice of Proposed Changes to the Local Rules Effective January 1, 2020—Invitation to Comment
8/1/2019Grant - Pretrial Program Funding
Judge Wick Temporary Appointment to First District Court of Appeals
6/10/2019Family Law Facilitator Expanded Hours
5/17/2019Civil Family Courthouse Public Lactation Room
3/27/2019Change in Ex Parte Review Days
1/1/2019Temporary Emergency Gun Violence Restraining Orders(GVRO) AB 2526
3/1/2019Court Adopts Electronic Process For Law Enforcement During Daytime Court Business Hours
1/2/2019Notice of Reassignments to All Parties
(Effective January 2, 2019)
6/18/2018Notice of 18-19 Trial Court Allocations
5/10/2018Court Reporter Fees For Civil Cases (Eff, 05/10/2018)
6/30/2017Notice of Unauthorized Calls and Jury Scam
Why Does Sonoma Superior Court Need A New Criminal Courthouse?
1/1/2019Holiday Schedule
Appeals other than Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency may be filed in HOJ Room 110. Hours are 8-12 and 1-3:30 pm.

Court Solicitations-Purchasing

Grand Jury Information

Individual Final Reports and Responses 2019-2020

Grand Jury Information Page


Court security

All persons seeking entry to the second floor of the Hall of Justice, the Court Annexes, the Juvenile Court facility and Family Court Services must first pass through the security checkpoint to be screened for weapons or sharp objects.




Court Status Tuesday, September 29, 2020

All Sonoma County Courthouses are closed to the public Tuesday September 29, 2020 and Wednesday September 30, 2020.

  • Emergency in-custody proceedings be heard in Department 9 at 1:30 pm each day.
  • Ex parte applications for domestic violence restraining orders will be accepted through the Civil Clerk's office at the Hall of Justice located at Room 106J, 600 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.
  • All protective orders set to expire on September 29,2020, or September 30, 2020, are extended to October 23,2020.
  • Juvenile Delinquency Detentions called in Department 24, and Juvenile Dependency Detentions called in Department 5, will be heard virtually only by Zoom

Due to the Wildfires in Sonoma County, the Juvenile Justice Center is closed, all hearings are cancelled.
All Traffic Hearings are cancelled.

9/29/2020 - General Order Extending Criminal Jury Trials through October 31, 2020

9/28/2020 - General Order Regarding Implementation of Emergency Relief Authorized Pursuant to Government Code Section 68115

9/28/2020 - Emergency Court Closures

9/18/2020 - Order To Continue All Pending Small Claims Matters

8/28/2020 - General Order Regarding Implementation of Emergency Relief

8/19/2020 - Order To Continue All Pending Small Claims Matters

8/13/2020 - Notice from the Clerk of the Court regarding Probate Examiner Notes

7/29/2020 - General Order Extending Criminal Jury Trials through August 31, 2020

7/10/2020 - Notice from the Clerk of the Court regarding Criminal Calendars returning to Home Departments

7/01/2020Press Release: Pretrial Pilot Program Launch

To View Previous Orders Click here


The Sonoma County Superior Court is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community while performing our constitutional duties!

June 4, 2020

We at the Sonoma County Superior Court are mindful of the health and safety of all persons at our courthouses.  We continue to balance our duty to provide a place of justice with the very real threat to our health posed by the COVID-19 virus.  We have sought and received guidance from Sonoma County Public Health and the Public Health Officer.   We have relied on the expertise and experience of those who know more about the COVID-19 virus than we do.  We will continue to follow the orders, directions and guidelines from these experts for the safety and welfare of our employees, judicial officers and those who must come to our courthouses.  

Message from the Presiding Judge, Brad Demeo

Sonoma County Superior Court is increasing court services and operation

June 1, 2020

It is time for the Sonoma County Superior Court to expand services. Our experience in the last two months has reminded us that our courts provide essential services to the people of Sonoma County. From custody orders impacting the lives of small children to the constitutional rights of litigants in all areas of the law, we impact thousands of lives every day. We take great pride in our work. Every person employed by the Superior Court of Sonoma County performs valuable duties as a part of our team. We are required to continue our services to those who need us most in the face of adversity. Even with partial operations, we continue to have an impact on the lives of thousands. As we expand services to the public, we will ensure a safe, healthy, and clean working environment for our employees, our judicial officers, and all persons in and around the courthouses. Only people with matters before the court or required to be present will be permitted to enter the courthouses at this time to comply with the requirements of the public health orders. When you come to court, you are required to observe the CDC's health guidelines and Governor and the local Public Health Officer's orders during the shelter in place. All persons entering any of our courthouses are required to wear a face-covering and maintain six-foot social distancing at all times. Gathering in groups, leaving designated areas without permission, and close personal contact is prohibited in and around the courthouses. Instructions and messages will be posted throughout the courthouses with these and other rules, included. Any violation of these rules may result in removal from the premises at the discretion of the court administration or a judicial officer. Please anticipate delays in processing filings, calendars, and other matters each day. We ask for your patience and understanding as we progress into the new normal in Sonoma County.

Be well, and welcome back to the courthouse!

6/19/2020 - Emergency Bail Schedule - Updated June 19, 2020

6/8/2020 - Order Vacating Order to Cease Transport of Inmates to Any Sonoma County Superior Courtroom

6/5/2020 -General Order Re: Implementation of Emergency Relief Extending Time Period for Holding Criminal Trials

6/3/2020 - Order to Cease Transport of Inmates to Any Sonoma County Superior Courtroom

5/27/2020 - Addendum to First Amended Omnibus Order of the Presiding Judge

4/28/2020 - First Amended Omnibus General Order of the Presiding Judge Re Court Operations

3/16/2020 -  Notice from the Clerk of the Court regarding COVID-19 Local Emergency

3/16/2020 -  PRESS RELEASE - Sonoma County Superior Court Closure due to COVID-19 Local Emergency

To view the press release, click the link above

3/16/2020 - Due to the Court Closure, all Traffic trials, Further proceedings (Adult & Juvenile). Motion hearings and Juvenile araignments have been canceled effective March 16, 2020 until further notice. Notices will be sent regarding new court dates once court operations resume.

3/16/2020 - Clerk’s Notice Regarding Jurors

Due to the Court Closure, Jury service has been deferred for all potential jurors who have been summoned to appear for jury service between March 16, 2020 until further notice.

Empaneled jurors currently assigned to a courtroom will be contacted directly regarding the status of your service.


Quick Links

Due to Limited Resources, the Civil Clerk's Office of the Court will close temporarily on Friday




For Information and FAQs about specific Court Cases
Click on the link below

Family Law

Virtual Appearance Guide

Additional COVID-19 Resources:

Sonoma County Public Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19)in California
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
World Health Organization


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