Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Releases, Notices, and Updates

Press Release – Court Reopening on May 26, 2020

Comunicado de Prensa – Reapertura de la Corte el 26 de mayo de 2020

Order Implementing Emergency Relief (April 29th, 2020)

Statewide Order of Chief Justice (April 29th, 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Release (April 28th, 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Comunicado de Prensa (28 de abril de 2020)

Amended Order Implementing Emergency Relief (April 2nd, 2020)

Statewide Order of Chief Justice (March 30th, 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Release (March 27th, 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Comunicado de Prensa (March 27th, 2020)

Statewide Order of Chief Justice (March 23rd, 2020)

Order Implementing Emergency Relief (March 16th, 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Release (March 13th, 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Release (March 13th, 2020) - Spanish

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Release (March 10th, 2020)


News Releases and Public Notices

Notice of Unclaimed Funds Proposed for Escheatment (March 13th, 2020)
  - PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submitting claims has been extended to June 9, 2020.

Discharged Traffic Cases and Debt

- On August 13, 2018, the Court discharged its accountability to collect on old traffic debt. For more information, please review the order to discharge debt and/or the list of discharged cases, from the link above.

Notice of Annual Allocation - Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Invitation for Comment on Proposed Budget - Fiscal Year 2019-2020

New CEO Press Release

New Juvenile Justice Center in Walnut Creek

Local Rules


Public Notice for Renewal of High Value Contracts

TAs required by California Rules of Court, Rule 10.620 Public access to administrative decisions of Trial Courts, the Contra Costa Superior Court informs the general public of renewal of the contracts in the document below:
Notice for Renewal of High Value Contracts


Proposition 47

On November 4, 2014, the voters of California passed Proposition 47, a law that reduces some felonies to misdemeanors. To find out more information, please click the link below:

Proposition 47: Felony Charges Reduction


Civic Learning Award Program

The Chief Justice is teaming with State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, to launch a new Civil Learning Award program. The program is designed to celebrate successful civic education efforts by California public high schools. For more information, go to:


Community Homeless Court

Homeless Court is an alternative to the traditional criminal justice court system. The Homeless Court program is focused on helping individuals with a history of homelessness clear fines for infractions. Clients are rewarded retroactively for the work they have already done toward clearing the fines on their tickets. Court sessions are held at the Concord Adult Homeless Shelter. For more information, go to:


Penal Code Sections 679.10 and 679.11 Report

To view the 2018 PC 679.10 Report, or download, please click on the following link: PC 679.10 Report for 2018