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Scam Alert: The Superior Court of Santa Cruz has been notified that an individual posing as a deputy/court security is calling court customers stating that they owe money for failing to appear. If you receive a call of this nature, please contact the court directly at 831-420-2200 to receive accurate information.

Disability Accommodation Request

It is the policy of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz, to assure that qualified individuals with disabilities have equal and full access to the judicial system. The Court makes all reasonable efforts to meet the needs of people with impairments or disabilities.

Wheelchair Access

Exterior ramps are available at the Santa Cruz and Watsonville Courthouses.

Auditory Impairments

All courtrooms are equipped with Assistive Listening Systems that allows a person with auditory impairments to sit anywhere in the courtroom and hear the proceedings. Should you wish to use the Assistive Listening System, simply ask the court attendant or bailiff.


The Court cannot provide legal counsel for individuals that are disabled; however, the following resources may be able to provide assistance.

Documents Related to Disability Accommodation Requests

If you are a party to a case and you need to request an accommodation, please complete the following form and return it to a clerk’s office or submit by email to

California Rule of Court 1.100 provides more information about disability accommodation requests and the court.

Anyone wishing to file a complaint regarding the Court’s ability to provide an accommodation under the American’s with Disabilities Act of 1990 may do so. Please follow the instructions below to contact the Court about a complaint dealing with an accommodation.

ADA Grievance Procedure

Procedimiento de reclamación de la ADA