Clerk’s Offices Reopen for In-Person Business

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, the State of California announced that Santa Clara County had met the requirements to move into the Red Tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, effective March 3. The County’s October 5th Risk Reduction Order, which requires everyone to follow all State orders and guidance, maintain social distancing, and wear face coverings as much as possible, will remain in effect.

Effective Monday, March 8, 2021, the Court reopened the clerk’s offices at the Family Justice Center Courthouse, Downtown Superior Courthouse, and the Hall of Justice (the Morgan Hill and Palo Alto courthouses remain closed to the public). The Traffic Court Clerk’s Offices at the Santa Clara Courthouse reopened for in-person business on February 16, 2021. Social distancing protocols and site-specific protection plans will remain in effect. The Court will limit courthouse entry to only those who have specific business with the Court as a party in a hearing, for in-person business with the clerk’s office, or assistance with the self-help center.

“As the third branch of government, our judicial officers and court staff have worked diligently to uphold our Constitutional duties throughout the pandemic. Access to the Court and the clerk’s offices for records, information, and filings is a priority for the Court. Encouraged by the decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and death rates from their peaks in January, beginning Monday, March 8, 2021, our Court will reopen the clerk’s offices for in-person business,” said Presiding Judge Theodore C. Zayner. “Our Court is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for judicial officers, court staff, and anyone who does business
with the Court. We will continue to emphasize all social distancing protocols as we carefully resume our in-person public services.”

Clerk’s Office and Telephone Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Self Help Center Hours (restrictions apply see flyer):
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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