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Locations & Contact Information
Santa Cruz Courthouse
701 Ocean Street
1 Second Street
Contacting the Court in Person
You can visit the courthouses at the addresses shown above.
Please refer to the individual "Division" pages for hours of operation.
Contacting the Court by Phone
Clerks Offices Open 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Note: Court locations will close at 11:30 a.m. on October 9, 2015, in order to perform switch to new case management system.
Santa Cruz: (831) 420-2200
Watsonville: (831) 786-7200
Contacting the Court by Mail
The mailing address for all departments are located on their respective pages under "Divisions".
Contacting the Court by Email
|Family Law/ Juvenile Dependencyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|News and Mediaemail@example.com|
Important information about emailing the Court
If your situation is time-sensitive and needs immediate attention, do not rely on emailing the court. Even if you email the court, you are still responsible for coming to court, making payments, etc. by the date you have been given by the court. Contact the court in person or by phone (see above) in these cases. To email a court department, use the appropriate email address listed above.
Emailing Judicial Officers: Judicial Officers cannot accept email from litigants. If you need to discuss an issue with the Judicial Officer in your case, you must file the required court forms to schedule a court hearing. Remember that you have to give notice to all parties and their attorneys of record, by serving them with a copy of the forms after you file them.
Information that Helps Us Help You
When reporting a problem to the Court, it helps if you provide as much information as possible:
If the inquiry involves a case
Please tell us the party name, case title, and/or case number.
If the inquiry involves a traffic citation
Please include your birthdate and the citation number.
If reporting a web problem
Please provide the URL/web address or title of the page you were on.
Providing this information will help us try to fix the problem as soon as possible.