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On Thursday, September 22nd, there is planned server and network maintenance from 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM

During this time frame the all services, which include Traffic Online E-Pay, Jury Duty Lookup and Self Help Center online services will not be available.

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NOTICE: New Assignments to Judicial Officers for All Purposes in Family Law

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NOTICE: Health Department Seeks Individuals Potentially Exposed to Tuberculosis

Free screening offered to potentially exposed individuals.

While conducting a disease investigation, the Monterey County Health Department determined that individuals who were present at the Monterey County Superior Court in Salinas during the dates and times listed below may have been in contact with a person with active tuberculosis:
  • Salinas Courthouse, Courtroom 11, September 13, 2016, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Salinas Courthouse, Courtroom 8, October 28, 2016, from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
The Monterey County Health Department is offering free screenings for individuals that were present at the Salinas Courthouse during the specific dates and times listed above. For screening clinic times/dates and additional information on tuberculosis, please visit the Monterey County Health Department’s website at:


Effective Thursday, December 1, 2016, telephone service hours will resume 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday in the Court’s Monterey Division (Family Law, Child Support, Self-Help Center, Civil, Small Claims and Probate). The reduced hours, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm facilitated the Court’s implementation of a new case management system launched in October 2015 while simultaneously ensuring an ongoing focus on case processing timelines. The Court appreciates your understanding this past year during the reduction in phone service hours.


The Monterey County Superior Court is pleased to announce the expansion of the Self-Help Center (SHC) to Salinas. The new Salinas SHC office is located on the 1st floor, in Room #172 at the Salinas Courthouse, 240 Church Street. Hours of operation are each Monday and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Read more: Click here

Statewide Traffic Tickets / Infractions Amnesty Program

Traffic Amnesty begins October 1st.

A new amnesty program in California will discount traffic and non-traffic infractions that were due on or before Jan 1, 2013, and will help those seeking driver's license reinstatements. The public may begin contacting their courts about qualifying when the program begins on Oct 1, 2015.


Alert Historical Records covering years of 1850 – 1960 available at the Monterey County Historical Society

The Monterey County Historical Society has agreed to archive, preserve and maintain historical records covering the years of 1850 – 1960 for the Monterey County Superior Court. This Agreement provides that the Monterey County Historical Society will store these records in a facility that meets the standards and requirements of applicable governing statutes, rules of court and regulations.

Non-confidential historical records covering the years of 1850 – 1960 are available to all members of the public during normal business hours at the Monterey County Historical Society. Duplication of records are permitted at cost. For business hours and more information, please visit the Monterey County Historical Society’s website

Click here to view list of records stored at the MCHS.

The Monterey County Historical Society contact information:
Monterey County Historical Society
333 Boronda Road
Salinas, CA 93907

Juror Warrant Telephone Scam

Several Monterey County residents have recently reported receiving a phone call from an individual claiming to be a law enforcement officer asking for payment to clear up a warrant that had been issued because the resident did not appear for jury service. These calls are fraudulent and have no connection to the Monterey County Superior Court. Anyone receiving a phone call from someone demanding payment for an outstanding warrant should report it immediately as a crime to their local law enforcement agency.

Also, please note that Superior Court Jury Services personnel do not ask past, current, or prospective jurors for information regarding credit card numbers, bank account information, or Social Security numbers. Please do not provide this type of information to anyone claiming to be associated with Jury Services.

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