SAN BERNARDINO SUPERIOR COURT - CLERK'S OFFICE HOURS REDUCTION
THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
TEMPORARY REDUCTION OF CLERK'S OFFICE HOURS DUE TO COVID-19
The court is currently implementing a reopening plan that includes handling a substantial backlog of cases, calendaring and other functions associated with court operations. Consequently, the court needs additional time during court days to process cases, prepare court calendars, and perform other work of the court. Additionally, social distancing mandates significantly impact the court's ability to provide services, process new and existing case filings, and perform other court work. Consequently, after careful deliberation, the court has concluded that reducing the clerk's office hours for a limited time period is necessary to provide a reasonable and measured way of processing and managing new and existing cases, managing the court calendars, and performing other essential court functions while minimizing the impact on the citizens of San Bernardino County and providing equal access to the court.
Additionally, court users may access the court through other means which support social distance requirements. In accordance with California Rule of Court 2.210, each courthouse of the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino will have drop boxes for filing papers Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. Any document deposited in a court's drop box by 4:00 p.m. on a court day is deemed to have been deposited for filing on that day. Any document deposited in a court's drop box (1) on a court day after 4:00 p.m. or (2) on a judicial holiday is deemed to have been deposited for filing on the next court day.
Beginning May 29, 2020, and continuing through November 30, 2020, all clerk's offices of the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, will reduce public service hours of operation on court days from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is a temporary reduction in clerk's office public service hours arising from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and is not subject to California Government Code §68106.
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