Sunday, May 31, 2020

Family Law - Updates and Information during COVID-19

Effective May 6, 2020

Family Relations Courthouse

3341 Power Inn Road
Sacramento, California 95826

CLOSED to the Public

View the complete Mitigation Plan

  • 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 also available for filing documents. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 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

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

Self Help Center

  • No in-person assistance until further notice
  • Assistance via e-Correspondence
  • Workshops coming soon for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Requests for Orders and Income and Expense Declarations via Zoom telepresence.

Court Records

Domestic Violence
Restraining Orders

  • Filed via drop-box and email
  • Domestic Violence restraining order hearings are now being held via Zoom
  • Filings received Monday – Friday between 8 am and 2 pm may receive same day order

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 email

Sheriff Civil Bureau

for service of Temporary Restraining Orders

Requesting an Interpreter

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.