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COVID-19 PUBLIC UPDATES

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SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN BENITO

Effective July 6, 2020, the courthouse is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Face Masks and Temperature checks are required. All Court appearances wil be in person unless you receive prior authorization from the Court to appear via Zoom or Court Call, at least 2 days in advance. The public filing/payment windows are open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. , Monday - Friday. You may continue to use the drop box for filings and payments located inside the lobby or you may come to the window for assistance.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

COVID-19 EMERGENCY ORDERS

2020-01
March 23, 2020

 

Standing Order Temporarily Suspending in-Person Visitation with Foster Children During The San Benito County Shelter in Place Order Due to COVID-19

2020-02
March 20, 2020

Order to Continue Child Support Calendars

2020-03
March 25, 2020

General Order regarding persons taken into custody pursuant to a misdemeanor or felony warrant for $10,000 or less, shall be released on their own recognizance.

2020 -04
March 26, 2020

Special Matter Order:  Changes to Court Operations in Response to the Global COVID-19 Outbreak

2020-05
April 9, 2020

Standing Order Temporarily Suspending in-Person Visitation with Foster Children During The San Benito County Shelter in Place Order Due to COVID-19 - #2

2020-06
April 9, 2020

General Order- Adoption of statewide bail regulations

2020-07
April 13, 2020

General Order – Order Addressing Bail for Arrests and Warrants for Driving Under the Influence

2020-08
April 14, 2020
Order To Continue Child Support Calendars
2020-09
April 28, 2020
General Orders regarding Changes to Court Operations

2020-10
June 12, 2020

General Orders regarding Changes to Court Operations

 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY AMENDMENTS
TO SAN BENITO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT BAIL SCHEDULE

Adopted on:             

March 24, 2020
April 9, 2020 - No. 2
April 17, 2020 - No. 3

 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY COURT RULES

No. 1
April 2, 2020

  • All Appearances shall be by remote internet facilitated proceedings (ZOOM)
  • Public attendance of court proceedings is suspended
  • Press may request to join proceedings as non-participating member of electronic hearing
  • Time period extensions for certain Penal Code matters and certain Code of Civil Procedure extension

No. 2
April 6, 2020

Electronic Judicial Signatures

No. 3
April 7, 2020
All appearances in all civil, criminal and juvenile cases, excluding jury trials shall be by remote internet-facilitated (via ZOOM or otherwise) or telephonically conducted

No. 4
September 2, 2020

Hours and Access to Court and Hearings: All appearances must be in person unless authorized by the Court.