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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:

Legislation set out in AB3088, SB 91 and AB 832 continue to impact the filing of unlawful detainers. Please review the new legislation, Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act AB 3088. extended by SB 91 and further extended by AB 832.

For a plain language explanation of some of the impacts of the act see the information provided by Housing Is Key.  This interactive guide will help both landlords and tenants understand their rights under the new act.

 

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 the expiration of the rules set out by AB 832 the court will be setting all UD Default Judgments for hearing so that a Judge can review that they are compliant with AB 832.

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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