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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.


The Media Relations Office prepares and distributes news releases, and responds to media inquiries regarding court cases and programs. In addition to assisting the media, the office periodically organizes community outreach and education programs. To reach the court's Public Information Officer, please send an email to .

Public Notices

No photography, video recordings, or audio recordings may be taken anywhere in or into any courthouse facility, courtrooms, hallways, elevators, clerk's offices or counters or transaction windows unless permitted by an order of the Court.

Public Information Requests

California Rules of Court specify conditions under which the public may be granted access to judicial administrative records.

Court Rules and Forms

California Rules of Court specify the conditions under which electronic media coverage is permitted in courtrooms statewide. Completed forms can be faxed to (831) 420-2260 or sent by email to If you plan to attend court in order to photograph or record, please arrive early in order to allow sufficient time to undergo security screening and to be in court at the beginning of the calendar call. Thank you.