Government Claim Form
Pursuant to the California Government Code, beginning at Section 900, any individual seeking to file a claim for money or damages against the judicial branch must first file a written government claim.
While there is no established form for filing a government claim, Gov. Code Section 910 does list the items of information that must be included in the claim form. For convenience purposes, a form for filing a government claim can be found at the following link:
Once you have completed and signed the form, you can personally return it to the Court at either Santa Cruz County Courthouse. If you would prefer, you can also mail the original signed claim form to the following address:
ATTN: ALEX CALVO
SANTA CRUZ SUPERIOR COURT
701 OCEAN, ROOM 110
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
The information included in, and omitted from, a government claim form can have serious legal consequences. For instructions on how to most effectively fill out a government claim form, you should consult with a qualified attorney.