Some of the New Procedures will be:
• Face masks and/or facial coverings are required and mandatory at all times to enter any
courthouse or courtroom and must be worn covering the nose and mouth. This policy
applies to attorneys, parties, witnesses, court staff, Judges, Commissioners, vendors and
the general public. The only exceptions to this policy will be for a documented medical
condition or excuse, or an ADA accommodation approved by the Court. If an exception is
granted, admittance into the courthouse may be restricted to a specific time of the day. If
necessary, the time allotted for any granted exception may require the individual to wait
until later in the day or schedule an appointment for admittance.
• The Clerk’s Office and Self-help Centers in every courthouse are inaccessible to the public
unless you have a pre-scheduled appointment.
• Use drop boxes on the courthouse steps for filings in paper (same procedures as are
currently used). Intake counters for filings will be unavailable.
• The children’s waiting rooms will remain closed until further notice at all courthouse
locations. To help manage social distancing requirements, parents are strongly
encouraged to find childcare arrangements before coming to a courthouse.
CLICK HERE to view the official court notice