Monterey County Superior Court has become aware of a telephone scam impersonating court personnel and requesting or demanding a payment. The court would NEVER make such a call. Please do not act on such a call, and instead contact the main court telephone number at (831) 775-5400 for more information.
Have a court date coming up and want to get a reminder? Want to look up a case? Need to pay a traffic ticket? Need GPS directions to a court address? Now you can do all of this and more using your mobile device!
It is the mission of the Monterey County Superior Court to serve the public in a respectful, courteous and efficient manner promoting trust and confidence in the legal system by providing fair, equal and open access to justice.
The Superior Court is open to the public to provide critical access to justice to the people of Monterey County.Effective February 16, 2022, only unvaccinated persons are required to mask in all Indoor Public Settings. Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to continue indoor masking when the risk may be high.
The Superior Court is conducting business in accordance with Monterey County, CalOSHA and California Department of Health guidelines.
For more information please see the following links.
Monterey County COVID-19 information page
CALOSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Standards FAQ
California Department of Health Guidelines (effective Feb 7, 2022)
The public has many options for accessing court services remotely. Please see this link for more information: https://www.monterey.courts.ca.gov/covid-information.
For all other, non-statutorily-mandated cases, litigants who need court reporter services, and who are not entitled to a court-provided reporter due to indigency*, will need to arrange for such services.
*A party who has been granted a waiver of court fees and costs may request the services of an official court reporter, free of charge, for a proceeding for which a reporter is not normally available and for which electronic recording is not provided. The request should be made using the Request for Court Reporter by Party with Fee Waiver, FW-020 and must be filed with the clerk at least 10 days before the proceeding. Failure to comply with this request procedure may result in the court being unable to provide a court reporter.
Note: Unless otherwise required by law, the court is generally not obligated to provide court reporter transcripts free of charge to a party who has been granted a waiver of court fees and costs. (see Rohnert Park v. Superior Court (1983) 146 Cal.App.3d 420; Mehdi v. Superior Court (1989) 213 Cal.App.3d 1198). Assistance may be available through the Transcript Reimbursement Fund. Further information is available on the California Court Reporters Board's website.Local Rule 19.11
Proposed Amendments to the Monterey Local Rules of Court Effective January 1, 2023
Public Notice of Receipt of the Annual Trial Court Budget Allocation for 2022-2023 From the Judicial Council
Certified Temporary Judge Program
Monterey Superior Court Presiding Judge Announces Judicial Leadership for 2022
Notice of Monterey Superior Court's proposed budget for FY 2021-2022 for public review and comment