Beginning May 29, San Bernardino Superior Court will gradually reopen with modified service hours from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Face coverings and social distancing are required.

BEFORE YOU COME TO COURT WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO ON WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN COMING TO COURT AND VIEW THIS FLYER ON ENHANCED SECURITY MEASURES.

You may not be allowed to enter into the courthouse unless your case is being heard or your filing is being accepted inside. Alternative filing options may include outside service windows and at drop box locations. U.S. mail, fax, and other methods are available to file documents, make a payment and for other court business. For a complete overview of services offered by location and litigation type see the hyperlinks embedded in the chart below:

Courthouses Litigation Types
& Other Services
Modified Services Hours
San Bernardino Justice Center
(SBJC)
Civil
Probate
Criminal
Jury
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
(Clerk’s Office and Lobby)

Jury
1-866-402-5879

Call Center (for payments)
909-481-4228
760-241-9529
Historic Family Law
Family and Children Services
Self-Help
Child Support Child Support
Self-Help
Juvenile Juvenile Dependency
Juvenile Delinquency
Rancho Cucamonga Criminal & Appeals
Traffic
Jury
Fontana Small Claims and Landlord Tenant
Traffic
Self-Help
Victorville Criminal
Family Law
Juvenile Delinquency
Self-Help
Jury
Barstow Small Claims and Landlord Tenant
Traffic
Self-Help
Joshua Tree Small Claims and Landlord Tenant
Traffic
Family Law
Criminal
Self-Help
Big Bear Not Open At This Time
Needles Not Open At This Time

 

Criminal and Traffic Information

Calendaring Protocol for Time Critical Criminal Proceedings
In response to the ongoing limited resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court has implemented a process for requesting time critical criminal cases to be placed on calendar. For more information, click on the following link:

Calendaring Protocols for Emergency Criminal Proceedings

What should I do if I have a traffic ticket that needs to be paid?
You are encouraged to pay your ticket online at https://www.sb-court.org/divisions/traffic/pay-traffic-ticket or by phone. You do NOT need to request a payment extension for payments that were due during the closure, as these payment due dates were extended. Due to limited staffing, please be aware that you may see some delays in posting of your payment.

I got a traffic ticket and my hearing date was during the closure. What should I do?
No warrant was issued for your arrest during the closure. You will receive a new hearing date in the mail. Visit the court’s website www.sb-court.org to view your new hearing date and time.

Civil, Family Law and Child Support Information

What happens to my restraining order?
Your restraining order remained in effect through the court closure. Your new hearing date has been rescheduled. Check our website www.sb-court.org to view your hearing date and time.

I’m in the middle of a divorce and my hearing was scheduled during the court closure. What should I do?
The court will reschedule your hearing date and you will receive notice in the mail.

I need to revisit my child support payment now that I’m laid off of work. What should I do?
You may file new papers and schedule a hearing date.

How do I get my ex parte civil matter on calendar and how can I appear remotely?
If your matter falls within the category of time-sensitive and essential proceedings, you can file your documents via fax filing at (909) 708-8586 or in person in the civil clerk’s office at the San Bernardino Justice Center located at 247 W. 3rd St. San Bernardino, CA 92415, 3rd floor.

Remote appearances can be accomplished via CourtCall.
Court Call: (888) 882-6878

Am I required to provide notice to other party(ies)?
Yes, notice is required and should also include an advisal that the hearing will proceed by remote appearance, absent good cause or if there is a stipulation as to the outcome.

General Information

How will I know my hearing is rescheduled?
The court reopened on May 29. Most hearing dates and notices have been sent to attorneys and parties. Please check the court case information available on our website for the latest information. All notices will be mailed to the address on file.

Are the Children’s Waiting Rooms open?
Services available for Children’s Waiting Rooms are not available at this time.

Public Access
All court users and visitors must wear a face covering at all times while inside any court location. You may only enter the courtroom or hallway adjacent to a courtroom if you are a party to a hearing on that day, an attorney representing a party or a person, or under subpoena as a witness for a case scheduled on that day.

General Order on Face Coverings and Social Distancing

General Order on Limiting Public Access

Additional Public Information

Fax filing fees are now waived from June 4 - August 31 for any documents filed.

Fax Filing Guidelines

Press Releases/Public Notices

May 01, 2020
Presiding Judge Sachs Issues Sixth Amendment to Implementation Order Effective May 1

May 01, 2020
Presiding Judge Sachs Issues Fifth Amendment to Implementation Order Effective April 30

Apr 22, 2020
Presiding Judge Sachs Issues Fourth Amendment to Implementation Order Effective April 22

Apr 21, 2020
Presiding Judge Sachs Issues Third Amendment to Implementation Order Effective April 21

Apr 08, 2020
Presiding Judge Sachs Issues Amended and Updated Implementation Order Effective April 8

Apr 08, 2020
San Bernardino Superior Court Requires Face Coverings For All Court Visitors

Apr 02, 2020
Presiding Judge Sachs Issues Clarification of Implementation Order Effective April 3

Apr 01, 2020
Presiding Judge Sachs Reissues Implementation Order Effective April 3

Mar 18, 2020
Presiding Judge Sachs Issues Implementation Order to Continue All Non-Emergency Matters

Mar 16, 2020
SBSC to Temporarily Close Most Courthouses Effective March 17, 2020

Mar 13, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #4

Mar 13, 2020
Visitor Protocols for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Mar 12, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

General Orders

May 29, 2020
Amendment to General Order: Limiting Filing at Clerk's Office

May 15, 2020
Temporary Reduction of Clerk's Office Hours Due to COVID-19

May 15, 2020
COVID-19 Face Covering and Social Distancing Requirements

May 01, 2020
Sixth Amendment to Implementation of Emergency Relief

Apr 30, 2020
Fifth Amendment to Implementation of Emergency Relief

Apr 22, 2020
Fourth Amendment to Implementation of Emergency Relief

Apr 21, 2020
Third Amendment to Implementation of Emergency Relief

Apr 08, 2020
Second Amendment to Implementation of Emergency Relief

Apr 02, 2020
Amended Implementation of Emergency Relief Effective April 3, 2020

Apr 01, 2020
Implementation of Emergency Relief Effective April 3, 2020

Mar 24, 2020
Implementation of Emergency Relief

Mar 19, 2020
Limiting Public Access

Emergency Local Rules

Amended Local Rules due to COVID-19