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Special Announcement

Posted July 09, 2020

Announcement

Posted September 17, 2020

Humboldt Court information regarding COVID-19

Effective August 24th, 2020- The clerk’s office has resumed regular business hours Monday-Friday from 9:00am- 2:00pm. There is limited capacity in the clerk’s office and social distancing and masks are required. All court users are strongly encouraged to use the court’s drop box for filings and the court’s on-line payment processing services when applicable. You may also contact the clerk’s office by phone at 707-445-7256.

If you have received a notice regarding your scheduled court date please validate the date to appear by checking the online calendars on the Court’s website. Only parties that have been instructed to appear in-person will be allowed into the courtrooms. All other matters require appearance by zoom; please use the links above to join your hearing using zoom. Public proceedings can be viewed using the links above.

Please do not call County offices for court information; review the information contained on this page or contact your attorney if you are represented. This website will be updated as needed, please refer back for the most current information.

Public Court hearings are streaming live and may be viewed on-line using the links in the Public Hearings section on this page.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO.: 2020-012 RE: IN-PERSON HEARINGS IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS

PRESS RELEASE – Notice to Public about 8:00 a.m. Arraignments in Courtroom #8

PRESS RELEASE – Humboldt Superior Court to resume jury trials

Notice to Public Regarding Felony Out of Custody Arraignments

PRESS RELEASE – Court facilities closed to public

Administrative Order No.: 2020-009 RE: Misdemeanor Settlement Court Review Hearings

Administrative Order No.: 2020-010 RE: Reinstatement of 2020 Bal Schedule - Effective June 20, 2020

Temporary COVID-19 Local Rule No. 3 with accompanying Administrative Order is adopted effective immediately.

Due to the state of emergency created by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Temporary COVID-19 Local Rule No. 1 and No. 2 are adopted effective immediately.

Temporary COVID-19 Local Rule No. 1 and No. 2

PRESS RELEASE – Video Appearance and Court Phone Hours
PRESS RELEASE – Calendars
PRESS RELEASE – Civil and Restraining Orders

For a full listing of California Judicial Council COVID-19 related press releases and orders: https://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/coronavirus-updates

HUMBOLDT COURT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19


  • The Clerk’s office is open to the public Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm.  You are strongly advised to use the court’s drop box for filing and to contact the court by phone at (707) 445-7256 rather than coming to the clerk’s office in-person.
  • The drop box is open for necessary filings- the appropriate number of copies and any payment required MUST be provided for filings placed in the drop box.
    • Do Not place cash in the drop box, only check or money order will be accepted- please write your case number on your check or money order.
    • Please note that documents placed in the drop box will be processed based on priority and urgency as determined by the Court.
  • Calendar information is posted on our webpage.

  •  The Clerk’s office is open to the public Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm.  You are strongly advised to use the court’s drop box for filing and to contact the court by phone at (707) 445-7256 rather than coming to the clerk’s office in-person.
  • The drop box is open for necessary filings- the appropriate number of copies and any payment required MUST be provided for filings placed in the drop box.
    • Do Not place cash in the drop box, only check or money order will be accepted- please write your case number on your check or money order.
    • Please note that documents placed in the drop box will be processed based on priority and urgency as determined by the Court.
  • If you have previously received notice from the court for your traffic citation and would like to take care of the matter you may visit our payments website.
  • All mailed in payments will be processed.
  • All traffic school completions will be processed.
  • Calendar information is posted on our webpage.

Information for Parents Sharing Custody or Parenting Time of Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • The Clerk’s office is open to the public Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm.  You are strongly advised to use the court’s drop box for filing and to contact the court by phone at (707) 445-7256 rather than coming to the clerk’s office in-person.
  •  The drop box is open for necessary filings- the appropriate number of copies and any payment required MUST be provided for filings placed in the drop box. 
    • Do Not place cash in the drop box, only check or money order will be accepted- please write your case number on your check or money order.
    • Please note that documents placed in the drop box will be processed based on priority and urgency as determined by the Court.
  • The Self Help Center is closed for in-person appointments.
    • Please visit our webpage for on-line resources.
    • For family law, small claims, unlawful detainers, and restraining orders you may email the self-help center at court.selfhelp@humboldtcourt.ca.gov.
  • All Child Support matters have been rescheduled and re-noticed.
  • All previously scheduled family law matters have been rescheduled by notice.
  • All emergency orders will be processed in the standard timeframes. Any temporary orders previously issued remain in effect and will continue to remain in effect until further notice.
  • Calendar Information is posted on our webpage.

  • The Clerk’s office is open to the public Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm. You are strongly advised to use the court’s drop box for filing and to contact the court by phone at (707) 445-7256 rather than coming to the clerk’s office in-person.
  • The drop box is open for necessary filings- the appropriate number of copies MUST be provided for filings placed in the drop box.
  • All juvenile matters will be called as scheduled please contact your attorney for information regarding your case.
  • Confidential juvenile matters are not open to the public.
  • Any public matters in juvenile cases will be called as scheduled using remote video or audio conferencing and streaming links for the public are available here.

  • The Clerk’s office is open to the public Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm.  You are strongly advised to use the court’s drop box for filing and to contact the court by phone at (707) 445-7256 rather than coming to the clerk’s office in-person.
  • The drop box is open for necessary filings- the appropriate number of copies and any payment required MUST be provided for filings placed in the drop box.
    • Do Not place cash in the drop box, only check or money order will be accepted- please write your case number on your check or money order.
    • Please note that documents placed in the drop box will be processed based on priority and urgency as determined by the Court.
  • All previously scheduled matters have been or will be rescheduled by mailed notice.
  • Calendar Information is posted on our webpage.

  • The Clerk’s office is open to the public Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm.  You are strongly advised to use the court’s drop box for filing and to contact the court by phone at (707) 445-7256 rather than coming to the clerk’s office in-person.
  •  The drop box is open for necessary filings- the appropriate number of copies MUST be provided for filings placed in the drop box.
  • All emergency orders will be processed in the standard timeframes. Any temporary orders previously issued remain in effect and will continue to remain in effect until further notice.
  • For family law, small claims, unlawful detainers, and restraining orders you may email the self-help center at selfhelp@humboldtcourt.ca.gov.

  • The Clerk’s office is open to the public Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm.  You are strongly advised to use the court’s drop box for filing and to contact the court by phone at (707) 445-7256 rather than coming to the clerk’s office in-person.
  • The drop box is open for necessary filings- the appropriate number of copies MUST be provided for filings placed in the drop box.
  • Frequently Asked Questions related to Unlawful Detainer filings
  • For family law, small claims, unlawful detainers, and restraining orders you may email the self-help center at selfhelp@humboldtcourt.ca.gov.

  • The jury services office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm.
  • The court is currently summoning jurors as needed.

  • To request transcripts please call 707-445-7256 and follow the prompts.

Locations & Contact Information

Humboldt County Courthouse
825 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA 95501

Clerk’s Office: Case Inquiries, Filing, or Payment Questions
421 “I” Street, Eureka, CA 95501
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Phone: (707) 445-7256

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Info By Division

Adoptions

Adoptions are filed at the Family Court Operations office window located at the 421 I Street entrance of the courthouse. Visit our Adoption section for information about adoption of either minors or adults.

Appeals

A non-prevailing party in a case may ask a higher court to review the decision in their case and determine if the decision was correct.

Civil Division

The Civil Division of the court handles cases where one party sues another to recover money or property, enforce a contract, collect damages, or protect civil rights. Petitions to change names and various writs are also handled by the Civil Division.

Criminal

A criminal case is a proceeding in which someone is charged with a public offense (i.e., with committing a crime), evidence is presented on both sides, and a decision is made as to the person's guilt.

Family Law

Family Court Services serves parties who need to file for Dissolution, Separation or Nullity of Marriage; Establishment of Parental Relationship, Petitions for Custody and Support, Motions for Child Custody, Support, or Visitation, Support Enforcement, Guardianship of Minors, Adoption, or who seek protection from Domestic Violence, Civil Harassment, Workplace Violence or Elder Abuse.

Guardianship

Guardianship is a court proceeding in which a judge gives someone who is not the parent custody of a child, or the power to manage the child's property (called "estate"), or both.

The Civil Self-Help Center can assist you with completing the paperwork to ask the court for Guardianship of the Person of a minor child

Juvenile

Juvenile Delinquency cases are located at the Family Court Services window located at the 421 I Street entrance of the courthouse. Juvenile Delinquency cases, as defined under Welfare and Institutions, involve any persons under the age of 18 (minors) who are accused of violations of any law of the state or of the United States, or minors who are habitually disobedient or truant.

Probate & Conservatorship

Probate and Conservatorship matters address a person’s finances upon death or the care of an adult person that is unable to care for themselves or their finances. Probate cases address a person’s estate, resolve debts, and distribute the remaining property/monies to heirs or beneficiaries. Conservatorship cases appoint caregivers to care for a person and their finances.

Small Claims & Unlawful Detainers

Small claims cases are lawsuits that do not exceed $10,000 and are resolved quickly and inexpensively with relatively simple and informal rules.

An unlawful detainer matter is a case in which a landlord seeks to evict a tenant.

Traffic

The Traffic Division handles only Infraction matters for Traffic violations, Fish & Game violations, local city and county ordinances, boating, and dog/animal citations. Note: driving under the influence (DUI) violations are handled through the Criminal Division.

Our Mission

The mission of Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt is to provide for the resolution of disputes and enforcement of our laws in a manner appropriate to the needs of our community and society.