SEVENTH AMENDED EMERGENCY LOCAL RULES - CIVIL - EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 30TH, 2020
NOTE: These Amended Civil Emergency Rules require the parties to provide notice in specific circumstances in Civil cases. Please review these Rules carefully,
as they may require you to review the Court website and notice other parties of new hearing dates.
Hearings in limited and unlimited Civil cases will generally be held via CourtCall.
For Department 36, parties may appear in person or via Zoom, except for trials and small claims trials de novo which will occur in-person. Calendars and zoom links for Department 36 may be found on the
Courtroom Calendars page.
Members of the public and media may access hearings on a MUTED line by calling (855) 855-8556 and entering the appropriate access code below:
* PARTIES/COUNSEL SHOULD NOT USE THE ABOVE LINES, AS THEY ARE MUTED. INSTEAD, SCHEDULE A REGULAR COURTCALL APPEARANCE.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COURTCALL ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
* RECORDING OF HEARINGS IS PROHIBITED WITHOUT PRIOR COURT APPROVAL.
Information regarding Restraining Orders:
New requests for restraining orders, other than DVROs, can be filed by drop box between 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The drop box is located at the Main Street entrance to the Wakefield Taylor Building, at 725 Court St., Martinez. Requests filed after 10:30 a.m. will be processed the next day.
Restraining orders are available for pick up at the clerk’s window between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Wakefield Taylor Building, at 725 Court St., Martinez.
Court staff will contact attorneys or litigants when their orders are ready for pick up.
Orders after hearing will be available for pick up at the doors to the Main Street entrance to the Wakefield Taylor Building, 725 Court St., Martinez, between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
For Richmond hearings, orders after hearing will be mailed.
For Pittsburg hearings, orders after hearing will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. the next court day.
Civil lawsuits (other than family, juvenile, probate, unlawful detainer, and civil harassment cases) can generally be divided into three categories depending on how much money is involved:
Information About Other Civil Case Types
Online Services for Civil
Court Process and Information
Location and Other Information