The Court is currently open for in-person filings from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Court encourages people to file documents by drop box or mail.
Filing fees must be included (there is no filing fee for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders ("DVROs").
The drop box is located in front of the Peter Spinetta Family Law Building, 751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Filings submitted by mail should be sent to: Family Law, 751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553. A self-addressed stamped envelope of an appropriate size and with enough postage must be included for the return of documents.
Requests for DVROs and Responses to Requests for DVROS can be submitted by email as PDF files to
DVROs and Ex Parte Temporary Orders will not be returned by mail or email; they must be picked up from the Peter Spinetta Family Law Building at 751 Pine Street from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Family court staff will contact attorneys and litigants when their orders are ready for pick up.
Please refer to the Fifth Amended Emergency Local Rules below for further information.
FIFTH AMENDED EMERGENCY LOCAL RULES - FAMILY LAW - EFFECTIVE MARCH 1ST, 2020
Online Services for Family Law
Free Drop-In Childcare (ages 2 – 12)
Court Process and Information
Double Pro Per Days
Effective Monday, January 4th, 2021:
- Department 17 on TUESDAYS
- Department 29 on WEDNESDAYS
- Department 18 on THURSDAYS
- Department 16 on FRIDAYS
For more information about Double Pro Per Days, please consult Local Rule 5(c) of the Emergency Local Rules: Family (Fourth Amended).