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August 10, 2018
Public notice of receipt of the annual trial court budget allocation for 2018-2019 from the Judicial Council.


Monterey County Superior Court Announces Self-Help Services Now Available in Greenfield: Click here for press release

Congressman Jimmy Panetta to Discuss Separation of Powers with Monterey County Students at Annual Law Day Read more here: Click here for press release


It has come to the Court’s attention that members of the community have been receiving fraudulent phone calls disguised as either Monterey County Superior Court or Law Enforcement staff advising recipients that they are in contempt of court for failure to appear, report, or respond and that these actions are a “class E misdemeanor”. These people threaten arrests if fines are not paid. This is referred to as “spoofing” and occurs when an individual deliberately falsifies information to disguise their identity and is often used to attempt to trick someone into giving away valuable personal or financial information or to pay money. Some individuals have also reported that they have had people come to their homes representing themselves as court staff.

Although these calls and personal visits can be concerning, please be aware that court staff never calls or visits members of the public to advise them of a lawsuit against them, demand payment, or threaten arrest. The Court communicates by mail and correspondence will always include case information, future court dates, and fine information if applicable.

If you receive a personal visit, phone call or email from someone demanding payment for a court fine or warrant, you should immediately report it to your local law enforcement agency. If you have questions or concerns related to your case, please contact the clerk’s office at (831) 775-5400 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Additionally, please report any and all fraudulent behavior to the Federal Communications Commission by clicking here and filing a claim. For information on Spoofing, visit the FCC’s website here to learn more.


Se ha informado al Tribunal de que miembros de la comunidad han estado recibiendo llamadas telefónicas fraudulentas en las que se hacen pasar por personal del Tribunal Superior del Condado de Monterey o agentes de la policía, informando a los destinatarios de que están en desacato ante el Tribunal por falta de comparecencia, asistencia o respuesta, y que estas acciones constituyen un "Delito Menor de Clase E.” Estas personas que llaman amenazan con arresto si no se pagan las multas. Estas llamadas se denominan "fraudulentas" y se dan cuando la persona que llama falsifica información deliberadamente para ocultar su identidad y, a menudo, se realizan a fin de intentar engañar a alguien para que brinde información personal o financiera valiosa o que pague dinero.

Aunque estas llamadas pueden ser preocupantes, por favor, tenga muy en cuenta que ni el personal del Tribunal ni la policía llaman por teléfono a miembros de la comunidad para notificarles de una demanda en su contra, exigir un pago o amenazar con arrestarles. El Tribunal se comunica por correo y la correspondencia siempre incluye información del caso, fechas de próximas citas y datos sobre multas cuando corresponde.

Si recibe una llamada telefónica o un correo electrónico de alguien que exige el pago de una multa u orden judicial, debe comunicárselo inmediatamente a la policía del condado. Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes relacionadas con su caso, por favor, comuníquese con la oficina administrativa llamando al (831) 775-5400 de lunes a viernes de 8:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.

Asimismo, haga el favor de informar de cualquier fraude a la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones haciendo clic aquí y presentando su reclamación. Para obtener más información sobre fraudes, visite el sitio de web de la FCC presionando clic aquí y ,

Monterey County Civil Grand Jury

The Superior Court of California for the County of Monterey Announces the 2018-2019 Annual Volunteer Recruitment for the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury: Click Here to Read More


Investiture of Judge Rafael Vazquez

Read more here: Public Notice


Effective January 4, 2018, the Civil Ex Parte (Court Local Rule 7.11) calendar time is changing from 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays to 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays. The calendar will be heard in Department 13.


The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded a third year-long grant in the amount of $600,000 in support of Monterey County’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Treatment Court, originally established in October 2015. The program is designed for high-risk offenders who have been arrested for their second or third alcohol DUI and are ready to admit and resolve their crime and addiction.

Read more here: Public Notice


Monterey County Superior Court Presiding Judge Announces Judicial Leadership for 2018

Read more here: Public Notice


Monterey County Superior Court Launches Electronic Search Warrant Procedure

Read more here: Public Notice

Public notice of FY 2017-18 Proposed Budget

September 27, 2017
Notice of Monterey Superior Court’s proposed budget for FY 2017–2018 for public review and comment.

Read more here: Public Notice

Public notice of Judicial Council allocations

August 7, 2017
Public notice of receipt of the annual trial court budget allocation for 2017-2018 from the Judicial Council

Read more here: Public Notice


Monterey County Superior Court is pleased to announce the second phase launch of its new case management system, called Odyssey, in criminal and traffic case types. This modern case management system, previously implemented October 2015 in civil, probate, family law, child support, small claims, mental health, and juvenile case types, is being deployed in criminal and traffic case types on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Read more here: Press Release


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 create. Thank you for your support and consideration.

To learn more about the new case processing system, see the information provided below in the information release, Court Launches Second Phase of New Modern Case Management System.

Immigration Resources Directory

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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


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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