Family Law - Updates and Information during COVID-19

Revised August 3, 2020

Family Relations Courthouse

3341 Power Inn Road
Sacramento, California 95826

CLOSED to the Public

View the complete Mitigation Plan

  • Future filings should be submitted by US Mail with self-addressed envelope and enough postage to return the filed/endorsed documents to you in one to two weeks
  • Drop-Box available for filing documents. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except court holidays. Include a self-addressed envelope with enough postage to return the filed/endorsed documents to you in one to two weeks
  • Documents are being processed and will be returned to you by mail

Family Law Hearings

  • Until further notice, hearings will be conducted via Zoom telepresence
  • Zoom Hearing and Etiquette Instructions
  • No public physical access to courtrooms
  • Must have compatible technology or attend telephonically

Domestic Violence
Restraining Orders

  • Filed via drop-box and email
  • Please complete and attach this form to the restraining order packet.
  • DV hearings are now being held via Zoom

Court Records

Self Help Center

  • No in-person assistance until further notice
  • Assistance via e-Correspondence
  • Workshops by appointment only, via Zoom telepresence for:
    • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    • Elder Abuse Restraining Orders
    • Dissolution/Legal Separation/Nullity
    • Uniform Parentage Act
    • Petition for Custody & Support
    • Requests for Orders
    • Income and Expense Declaration
    • Hearing Preparation
    • Trial Preparation
  • New workshops are being added each month.

Family Court Services

  • Mediation will be conducted via Zoom telepresence
  • Accommodations will be made to interview children when deemed appropriate by the Court
  • The 10-page FCS packet and parenting plan questionnaires can be submitted via US Mail, drop-box or dedicated email

Sheriff Civil Bureau

for service of Temporary Restraining Orders

Requesting an Interpreter

  • For DV Hearings email Department 125
  • For all other family law proceedings either submit via US MAIL or submit request via drop-box

Ex Parte Requests

As information can change quickly, please continue to check the Sacramento Superior Court Family Law Webpage frequently for any new information and advisements.