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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: Weather conditions and power outages

Due to weather conditions and power outages, the Salinas and Marina courthouses are closed for the remainder of the day Friday, February 17, 2017.  Court will reopen on Tuesday, Feburary 21, 2017.

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.

Judicial Council Allocations To Trial Courts For Fiscal Year 2016-2017

At its July 28, 2015 meeting, the Judicial Council made 2015–2016 Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF) and General Fund allocations to trial courts. Attachment A provides a summary of each court’s recommended base and one-time allocations for 2016–2017, and Attachments C through J provide details. To assist courts in budgeting the allocations for the Schedule 1, Attachment B displays the recommended allocations by their associated General Ledger account. The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee’s report to the council provides helpful discussion and detail behind the allocations. The following is the link to the report on the California Courts website: Council report on Trial Court Allocations. (Note: the report does not reflect all council actions as $6.9 million of the FY 2016–2017 TCTF Funds Held on Behalf of the Trial Courts allocation was made on June 24, 2016). In addition, please note the following: • An additional $10.7 million in Proposition 47 workload funding will be distributed in January 2017 based solely on each court’s share of statewide petitions for resentencing and reclassification from April 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. • The final reduction for fund balances above the 1% cap will likely occur in December 2016 based on courts’ final 2015–2016 year-end fund balance information.
Judicial Council Allocations To Trial Courts For Fiscal Year 2016-2017


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


Monterey County Superior Court is currently implementing a new case processing system. As we are getting accustomed to this new technology, it may cause some unintended delays at the window or in court and unavailability of some on-line services. The Court apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your support and consideration. To learn more about the new case processing system, see the information provided below in “Monterey County Superior Court Launches a New Modern Case Management System.”

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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