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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response Information


For news and announcements concerning COVID-19, Please visit our COVID-19 information page.

Appearing before the Court?  Learn about Remote Appearances

Face-coverings at the Courthouse: Effective Monday, March 7, 2022 the Court is modifying face-covering rules. The Court strongly encourages, but will not require, face-coverings for those who are fully vaccinated in all court facilities. All other unvaccinated persons entering court facilities will continue to be required to wear face-coverings.


Payment Information

The Santa Cruz Superior Court accepts the following methods of payment for court fees, fines, and other services such as requests for copies of court files.

  • In Person: The Court accepts the following methods of payment at public windows at the Santa Cruz and Watsonville Courthouses: cash, personal check, cashier check, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover as well as Debit Cards with pin number).
  • Online Traffic: Payment with credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover)
  • Online E-file: Credit Card and e-check payment (Visa, MasterCard and Discover)
  • Mail-in Payments: Payments are accepted for fines, fees, and services like copy requests using personal or cashier check. When the cost of a service is not fully known, like in the case of a copy request, please write your check for an amount not to exceed a maximum amount. A recommended amount is generally $75, see sample, Example Not to Exceed Check.


Fees: There is an approximate 2% credit card fee charged for each credit card transaction.

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