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Scheduling a Hearing for Civil & Probate

A party seeking a hearing date on the law and motion or probate calendar, for Civil and Probate, must contact the clerk via email to obtain an approved date for the hearing based on availability. A party must reserve the date prior to filing papers with the Court.

An email should be sent to the calendar clerk with the following information:

  • Case Number
  • Name of filing Party
  • Specific type of hearing requested (i.e. Motion for Summary Judgment, etc.)
  • Availability considering the setting times for each department listed below

Civil/Probate – civilinfo@santacruzcourt.org

Probate Settings

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • All hearing types are set 9 weeks out

Civil Settings

  • Law and Motion Dept 4 (Connolly)
    • 12 weeks for hard matters (see list)
    • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
  • Law and Motion Dept 5 (Volkmann)
    • CEQA cases, Class Actions, Petitions for Writ of Mandate
    • 23 weeks for hard matters (see list)
    • Tuesday & Thursday
  • All other motions are set at least 45 days out

List of Civil Hard Matters

If you wish to take a matter off calendar, you may submit that request to the clerk via the email address listed above.

Contact Information

Office Location and Mailing Address:

Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Cruz
Civil Division
701 Ocean Street, Room 110
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Civil Court Clerk Santa Cruz:
(831) 420-2200
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
(831) 420-2204 - Calendars

Filing Hours

Clerks Office:

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday in Santa Cruz. A mail slot is provided for filings after 3:00 PM.

Come in the morning and avoid the lines.

Items must be received by 5:00 PM.

Phones are answered from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday - Friday.

Electronic Filings can be filed 24 hours per CCP 1010.6