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Public Notice
September 14, 2016

Per Government Code section 68511.7, to respond to the Superior Court of California, County of Monterey’s (Court) FY 2016-17 Proposed Baseline Budget, the Court is inviting the public to submit written comments to the Court. The Court’s proposed Budget Plan for FY 2016-17 is for $23.94 million in expenditures, with revenues of $23.16 million. The deficit of $.78 million will be funded by using available reserves. Please click here for details.

Invitation to Comment

Public comments regarding the Proposed Baseline Budget may be directed to

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.”
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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.


Telephone service hours are temporarily reduced to 8:30 am to 12:00 pm Monday through Friday in the Court’s Monterey Division (Family Law, Child Support, Self-Help Center, Civil and Probate). This temporary measure will facilitate the Court’s implementation of a new case management system projected to launch in the Fall of 2015 while simultaneously ensuring an ongoing focus on case processing timelines. The Court appreciates your understanding during this temporary reduction in phone service hours.


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.

Click here for a link to the Court�s press release

Similar scams have been also reported throughout California and other Courts. An informational video provided by the US Courts in linked here:

Additionally, the FBI posted a notice to the public in regard to juror scams on their website here:

Important Information on Jury Scams

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