As of Monday, 12/21/20, the Santa Clara Superior Court will shut down all functions except for those regarding emergency matters until Monday, 1/4/21. The clerks will begin processing e-filings and physical filings on 1/4/21 with no guarantee as to what date they will be endorsed. Physical filings can only be drop boxed or mailed. The Family courthouse will have emergency office hours from 8:30am – 1:30pm Monday – Thursday, and Friday 8:30am – 12:00pm. Emergency issues include:

  • Restraining Orders
  • Emergency Custody and Visitation
  • Emergency Guardianship
  • Evictions (Emergency Only)
  • Domestic Violence