Beginning May 29, San Bernardino Superior Court will gradually reopen with modified service hours from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Face coverings and social distancing are required.
You may not be allowed to enter into the courthouse unless your case is being heard or your filing is being accepted inside. Alternative filing options may include outside service windows and at drop box locations. U.S. mail, fax, and other methods are available to file documents, make a payment and for other court business. For a complete overview of services offered by location and litigation type see the hyperlinks embedded in the chart below:
& Other Services
|Modified Services Hours|
|San Bernardino Justice Center
|Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Family and Children Services
|Child Support||Child Support
|Rancho Cucamonga||Criminal & Appeals
|Fontana||Small Claims and Landlord Tenant
|Barstow||Small Claims and Landlord Tenant
|Joshua Tree||Small Claims and Landlord Tenant
|Big Bear||Not Open At This Time|
|Needles||Not Open At This Time|
Criminal and Traffic Information
Criminal Emergency Bail Schedule Process:
The Court has created a new process in response to the Emergency Order, Rule 4 issued by the Judicial Council on the Emergency Bail Schedule related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click on the following two links:
Calendaring Protocol for Time Critical Criminal Proceedings
In response to the ongoing limited resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court has implemented a process for requesting time critical criminal cases to be placed on calendar. For more information, click on the following link:
What should I do if I have a traffic ticket that needs to be paid?
You are encouraged to pay your ticket online at https://www.sb-court.org/divisions/traffic/pay-traffic-ticket or by phone. You do NOT need to request a payment extension for payments that were due during the closure, as these payment due dates were extended. Due to limited staffing, please be aware that you may see some delays in posting of your payment.
I got a traffic ticket and my hearing date was during the closure. What should I do?
No warrant will be issued for your arrest during the closure. You will receive a new hearing date in the mail as the court reopens.
Civil, Family Law and Child Support Information
What happens to my restraining order?
Your restraining order will remain in effect until the court reopens and your new hearing date is rescheduled.
I’m in the middle of a divorce and my hearing was scheduled during the court closure. What should I do?
The court will reschedule your hearing date and you will receive notice in the mail after the court reopens.
I need to revisit my child support payment now that I’m laid off of work. What should I do?
You may file new papers and schedule a hearing date when the court reopens on May 29.
How do I get my ex parte civil matter on calendar and how can I appear remotely?
If your matter falls within the category of time-sensitive and essential proceedings, you can file your documents via fax filing at (909) 708-8586 or in person in the civil clerk’s office at the San Bernardino Justice Center located at 247 W. 3rd St. San Bernardino, CA 92415, 3rd floor.
Remote appearances can be accomplished via CourtCall.
Court Call: (888) 882-6878
Am I required to provide notice to other party(ies)?
Yes, notice is required and should also include an advisal that the hearing will proceed by remote appearance, absent good cause or if there is a stipulation as to the outcome.
How will I know my hearing is rescheduled?
The court will reopen on May 29. Most hearing dates and notices have been sent to attorneys and parties. Please check the court case information available on our website for the latest information. All notices will be mailed to the address on file.
Are the Children’s Waiting Rooms open?
Services available for Children’s Waiting Rooms are not available at this time.
All court users and visitors must wear a face covering at all times while inside any court location. You may only enter the courtroom or hallway adjacent to a courtroom if you are a party to a hearing on that day, an attorney representing a party or a person, or under subpoena as a witness for a case scheduled on that day.
Additional Public Information
Press Releases/Public Notices
Mar 13, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #4
Mar 13, 2020
Visitor Protocols for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Mar 12, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
Mar 24, 2020
Implementation of Emergency Relief
Mar 19, 2020
Limiting Public Access