MADERA – On September 23, 2020, the Madera County Superior Court released a public notice pursuant to Government Code Section 68106 and the California Rules of Court, Rule 10.620, outlining plans to permanently reduce Clerk’s Office hours. See original story here: Public Notice of Reduction of Clerk’s Office Hours
The sixty (60) day notice and public comment period concluded at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020 with the Court receiving no public comments.
Effective Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the regular hours for the Clerk’s Offices will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., excluding judicial holidays, for operations located at 200 South G Street.
Specifically, the following Offices will be open to receive filings and respond to inquiries at the Clerk’s windows and via phone from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Traffic, Criminal, Juvenile and Civil.
Pursuant to California Rule of Court 2.210, drop boxes for Traffic, Criminal, Juvenile and Civil filings will be available for use near the office windows between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. each court day.
Any document deposited in a drop box up to 4:00 p.m. on a court day is deemed to have been deposited for filing that day. No cash payments are accepted via a drop box.
The Jury Office will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or as needed to accommodate jurors or juror inquiries.
The Self-Help Office will remain closed for walk-in assistance; however, in-person services will be provided as ordered by the court and by appointment.
The reception desk of Family Court Services will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; however, scheduled appointments and interviews may extend beyond 3:00 p.m.