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Self-Help COVID-19 Information

We are open in Watsonville Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Due to our very limited seating, please call or email first, so we can make sure you are prepared for your visit. Please do not have a friend or family member call or come in person for you. We can only work with the person in need directly.

Due to the complexity of landlord tenant law, we are providing limited assistance. For a plain language explanation of what notices are required and what you need to do to move forward with the process visit https://selfhelp.courts.ca.gov/eviction-landlord  Information about the Rent Relief program can be found at Housing is Key 

The Self-Help page has many resources that may be helpful to you at this time as well as the state Self-Help web site.

The Law Library in Santa Cruz is open for walk-in services Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Appointments for computer use are recommended.

  • Court phone: (831) 786-7200 or (831) 420-2200

  • Self Help Center: (831) 786-7200, option 4

  • Small Claims Advisor: (831) 786-7370

  • Law Library: (831)420-2205

  • You may need to leave a message: leave your name, phone number, case number and detailed message. Please make sure your voicemail is set up and your mailbox is not full.

Self Help: selfhelp.information@santacruzcourt.org

Law Library: scclawlib@yahoo.com

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