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What to know before going to a courthouse during COVID-19

Courthouses are open and conducting most business in person, although certain proceedings will be heard virtually -- by telephone, videoconference and email. If you are going to court in person, here is what you should know.

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Visiting a court

  • You should self-screen before coming to court. 
  • You may bring your cell phone or electronic device to all courthouses
  • Courts may provide a drop-box to deliver pleadings or documents for filing. Please review department standing orders or call ahead to confirm the court you are visiting has a drop box.
  • You must wear a mask at all times in the courthouse; if you want to request an accommodation for health reasons please contact the court’s ADA coordinator before your visit.
  • The Trial Court has cleaning and disinfecting protocols in place.
  • If you have any questions, please call or email the court directly, or call the Trial Court Help Line at 833-91-COURT from 8:30-4:30; Spanish & Portuguese Interpreters are available

Specific information for each court department

Date published: July 10, 2020
Last updated: August 23, 2021
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