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Civil and Probate COVID-19 Information

Participating Remotely by Zoom

How to Appear in Court

Remote appearances for Civil and Probate cases are through Zoom. Attorneys and parties can appear in person or by Zoom unless otherwise directed by the judge.

You may access the court Emergency Local Rules and Forms here regarding Remote Appearances.

To access Zoom links and other helpful Zoom information please go to our page, Participating Remotely by Zoom.

General Information

Self Help Information Regarding Legal Services and COVID-19

Unlawful Detainers:

As of October 1, 2021, the rules regarding terminating tenancies and unlawful detainers changed. The text of the law can be found in AB 832  .

For a plain language explanation of what notices are required and what you need to do to move forward with the process visit https://selfhelp.courts.ca.gov/eviction-landlord

 

The Judicial Council form Plaintiff's Mandatory Cover Sheet and Supplemental Allegations UD-101 is required to be filed with all new Unlawful Detainers. You may find a fillable version of the UD-101 here Judicial Council Unlawful Detainer forms.

Until further notice, the court will be setting all UD Default Judgments for hearing so that a Judge can review that they are compliant with the current laws.

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief

AB 832 extends and expands the State implemented rental assistance program to help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities. Applications may be submitted by both landlords and tenants. Information about how the program works and online applications can be found on the California COVID-19 Rent Relief page.

For more information or assistance in filing out the applications contact:

Court phone: (831) 786-7200 or (831) 420-2200

Clerk Civil/Probate: civilinfo@santacruzcourt.org

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