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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.

Locations & Contact Information

Contacting the Court in Person

You can visit the courthouses at the addresses shown above.

Please refer to the individual "Division" pages for hours of operation.

Contacting the Court by Phone

Santa Cruz

Phones are answered from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday - Friday

(831) 420-2200


Phones are answered from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday - Friday

(831) 786-7200

Contacting the Court by Mail

The mailing address for all departments are located on their respective pages under "Divisions".

Contacting the Court by Email

Department Email Address
Criminal Records 
Family Court Services
Family Law/ Juvenile Dependency
Juvenile Justice
Small Claims
Human Resources
News and Media
Self Help

Important Information About Emailing the Court

If your situation is time-sensitive and needs immediate attention, do not rely on emailing the court. Even if you email the court, you are still responsible for coming to court, making payments, etc. by the date you have been given by the court. Contact the court in person or by phone (see above) in these cases. To email a court department, use the appropriate email address listed above.

Emailing Judicial Officers: 

Judicial Officers cannot accept email from litigants. If you need to discuss an issue with the Judicial Officer in your case, you must file the required court forms to schedule a court hearing. Remember that you have to give notice to all parties and their attorneys of record, by serving them with a copy of the forms after you file them.

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