California Recorder Office Closures By County

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  • Alameda County – Closed to public. No eRecording. A locked drop box available outside for documents to be recorded.
  • Calaveras County – Closed to public. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Contra Costa County – Closed to public through 4/6/20. Processing e-recordings and mailed documents. Expect delays.
  • Fresno County – Closed to public. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Imperial County – Open until further notice. No eRecording. The recorder’s office will only accept documents for recording once in the morning until 10:30 am
  • Humboldt County – Closed to public until further notice. Only processing mailed documents.
  • Inyo County – Closed to public until further notice. Only processing mailed documents
  • Kern County – Closed to public until further notice through 4/13/20. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Kings County – No eRecording. Staying open with limited hours from 10 am – 1 pm during when it will accept recordings to be processed the next business day; also processing mailed documents.
  • Los Angeles County – Closed to public until further notice until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents. Expect delays.
  • Madera County – Closed to public. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Monterey County – Closed to public. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Nevada County – Closed to public. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Orange County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents. Expect delays.
  • Placer County – Closed to public. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Plumas County – Closed to public until further notice. No eRecordings. Recordings may be left in the available drop box located outside the interior recorder’s door. A call is then made to have the recorder retrieve the documents. The county recorder will then fax the recording confirmation.
  • Riverside County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Sacramento County – Closed to public. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • San Benito County – Reduced hours from 8 am – 1 pm until further notice. New cut off time of 12 pm
  • San Bernardino County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents. Expect delays.
  • San Diego County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • San Francisco County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents. eRecording hours will be expanded until 4 pm.
  • San Luis Obispo County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents. Added a drop box at 1055 Monterey Street.
  • San Mateo County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Santa Barbara County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents. Expect delays.
  • Santa Clara County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents. Expect delays.
  • Santa Cruz County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Stanislaus County – Open until further notice. No eRecording.
  • Sonoma County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Tulare County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.
  • Ventura County – Closed to public until further notice. Processing eRecordings and mailed documents.

United States District Court

  • Northern District of California
    • All courthouses of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, shall be closed to the public until May 1, 2020. Only persons having official court business authorized by General Order No. 72, or by a presiding judge, may enter courthouse property. For more info see general order 72 & 73.
  • Northern District Bankruptcy Court
    • No in-court trial or evidentiary hearing will be commenced before May 1, 2020. All dates during that time that are currently scheduled have been vacated and will be reset by the presiding judge. For more info see general order 38 & 39.
  • Central District of California
    • All of the Courthouses of the Central District of California will be closed to the public except for hearings on criminal duty matters.
    • All federal Pro Se Clinics in the district are closed.
    • In civil cases, no hearings will go forward except for emergency time-sensitive matters, such as requests for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, as ordered by the assigned judicial officer.  Any hearings on emergency civil matters will proceed telephonically only.
    • Non-paper physical exhibits or other exhibits exempted from electronically filing shall be sent via U.S. Mail or other commercial delivery to the Clerk of Court at the above address.
    • Until further notice, all district judges and magistrate judges do not require mandatory chambers copies during the pandemic.
    • Any judge can require a chambers copy in a particular case if desired.  The chambers copy shall be mailed to the judge via Fed Ex.  Chambers copy cannot be hand-delivered to the courthouse.
    • For more info see General Orders 20-02 & 20-03.
  • Central District Bankruptcy Court
    • Telephonic appearances are mandatory, except for trials and other evidentiary hearings through April 30, 2020, unless otherwise ordered by the court.
    • There is no change to currently calendared motions or applications.
    • For more info see General Order 20-02
  • Southern District of California
    • All Jury Trials in civil and criminal cases in the Southern District are continued until April 16, 2020 (unless suspension of trials is extended).
    • All trial specific deadlines extended to April 16, 2020.
    • Except for convening jury trials, individual district judges may use discretion ti schedule and conduct court proceedings via telephone or video conferencing.
    • Except as directed by individual district judges, all criminal proceedings are suspended until April 16, 2020
    • All grand jury proceedings suspended until April 16, 2020.
    • Until April 16, 2020 all bail documents may be delivered to the Clerk electronically
    • The Clerk’s Office, Probation Office, Pretrial Services Office and Bankruptcy Court will remain open until further notice.
    • For more information see General Orders 17 & 18
  • Southern District Bankruptcy Court
    • Although court remains open to the public and matters can be scheduled in the ordinary course, all hearings will be conducted telephonically, unless otherwise ordered by the individual judge.
    • All parties are directed to follow the Mandatory Telephonic Hearing Guidelines.
    • For more info see administrative order 20-1
  • Eastern District of California/ Bankruptcy Court
    • All courthouses shall be closed to the public. Only persons having official court business as authorized by a Judge of the District or Bankruptcy Court may enter courthouse property.
    • Healthy Tenants having official business on behalf of a tenant agency may also enter.
    • All civil matters will be decided on the papers. If a hearing is necessary it will be conducted via telephone or videoconference.
    • All parties who will be representing themselves in civil and bankruptcy matters are encouraged to file documents by mail. For those unable drop boxes will be placed outside of the Sacramento, Fresno and Modesto courthouses.
    • All criminal matter proceedings will continue to be held before magistrate judges. All matters that can be conducted via telephone or videoconference will proceed that way.
    • District Judges may continue criminal cases to a date after May 1, 2020.
    • Any Judge may order case my case exceptions to the items listed above.
    • For more info see General Order 610, 611 & 612.

California Superior Courts (By County)

California Supreme Court

  • The time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court is hereby extended by 30 additional days. No application is necessary.
  • This order applies to Supreme Court proceedings in which the deadline for any action in the California Rules of Court occurs between March 20, 2020 through and including April 20, 2020.
  • For more information see Administrative Order 2020-03-20
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