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CARE Court:

The Court is now accepting CARE Act petitions. See here for more information.

Filing Requirements and Fees

New Case Filings

Pursuant to Standing Order SSC-6-12, effective August 1, 2012, all civil litigants filing case initiating pleadings in unlimited civil matters, including complaints, cross-complaints, petitions and applications, shall provide one additional complete paper copy of the pleading to the filing clerk at the time of filing. 

The additional copy (total of an original plus 3 copies) of the pleading shall not be file marked but shall be stamped with the date of filing and marked as “Public Access Copy – Not Official Court Document”. The additional copy shall then be placed by the filing clerk in the Court’s Public Access Bin on the day of filing where it shall be available for public inspection subject to the restrictions of California Rules of Court, Title 2, Division 4. Pleadings placed in the Public Access Bin shall remain there for two weeks, after which, they shall be discarded by the filing clerk.

No person shall remove any pleading in the Public Access Bin from the Court building. Any person inspecting a pleading from the Public Access Bin may copy it inside the Court building at his or her own expense. The person shall promptly return the pleading to the Public Access Bin after inspection/copying.



State Forms

All Judicial Council forms are available on the website of the Administrative Office of the Courts. In addition, you may now complete and print the forms from the website.

Online Judicial Council Forms

Local Forms

Local forms are available at the Clerk's Office and on the website of the Court.

Local Forms and Form Packets

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