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Court Operations Notice:

Effective June 6, 2022, the court's phone hours are Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm. For faster service, please email the court at nccounter@nccourt.net for the Nevada City clerk's office and trcounter@nccourt.net for the Truckee clerk’s office. Due to staffing challenges, please expect longer wait times for processing of your documents.

COVID-19 Information:

Alert:

Do not visit any Nevada County Courthouse if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19; have had direct exposure to someone known to have COVID-19; or if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, cough, headache or shortness of breath. Instead, contact your attorney or call the court at (530) 362-4309 to arrange an alternative.

Department Calendars

Nevada City Criminal

Departments One, Two, and Four

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30   Misd In-Custody; VOP Arraignment; Time Card Reviews Misd In-Custody; Time Card Reviews; Traffic Arraignments Misd In-Custody; VOP Arraignment; Time Card Reviews Misd In-Custody
OSC Calendar
9:00 Misd. (Non DUI/Non VC14601) Out of custody Arraignments; Private Attorney Pretrials Jury Trials; Preliminary Examinations; Motions; Court Trials   Preliminary Examinations; Motions; Court Trials

DUI/14601 Out of custody Arraignments;

Every other Friday

DUI Court 

10:00     Traffic Court Trials; PD Pretrials (in custody)    
10:30     Misdemeanor Self-Surrenders    
11:00 In Pro-Per Pretrials   Traffic Court Trials   Sentencing; Trial Readiness Conferences
1:00     Felony in custody arraignments; PD Pretrials
(non custody) 
Felony In-Custody Arraignments; Felony Conferences; Felony Self-Surrender  
1:30

Every other Monday

Prop 36

       
2:00

Every other Monday

Mental Health 

       
2:30 In-custody calendar        
3:00    

3rd Wednesday

Juvenile Traffic

4th Wednesday

Truancy Court

   
3:30    

3rd Wednesday

Juvenile Traffic Trials

   

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00

Every other Monday

Adult Drug Court Every Other Monday

Felony Trials Continued Felony Trials Continued Felony Trials Out of Custody Arraignments; Felony Post Prelim PTC, Law & Motion, Sentencings, VOP Arraignment
11:00

Quarterly

Community Court 

       
1:00   Felony in custody arraignments     Felony in custody arraignments
1:30 Felony in custody arraignments; Felony out of custody Arraignments; Felony Post Prelim PTC, Law & Motion, Sentencings, VOP Arraignment       Long Cause Hearings

Nevada City Civil and Family

Departments Three, Five and Six

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30 Domestic Violence/ Custody Ex Parte Matters

Domestic Violence/

Custody Ex Parte Matters

Domestic Violence Ex Parte Matters Only; Custody Law & Motion Domestic Violence/Custody
Ex Parte Matters /Adoptions
Domestic Violence/Custody Ex Parte Matters
9:00 300 Juvenile Dependency Detentions/300 Contested Hearings; Court Trials; Family Law Long Cause (These matters set by the Court) 300 Juvenile Dependency Detentions; Family Law Court Trials/LC Hearings/Guardianship Contested
(These matters set by the Court)
Non-Custody Law and Motion; Mediation returns; Case Management Conferences

1st Thursday 

Guardianships, Short Contested Matters, Guardianship Reviews 

1st Friday

300 Juvenile Dependency Detentions; 300 Juvenile Dependency Court Trials
(These matters set by the Court)

Family Law Status Conference

11:00         300 Juvenile Dependency LC Hearings (These matters set by the Court)
1:00   2nd & 4th Tuesdays

602 In-Custody Juvenile Matters

300 Juvenile Detentions

1st & 3rd Thursdays

300 Juvenile Staffing

 
1:30 Court Trials; Family Law LC (These matters set by the Court)

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Family Law Court Trials / LC Hearings / Guardianship Contest

2nd & 4th Tuesdays
602 Non Custody Juvenile Matters

Domestic Violence Contested Hearings

1st & 3rd Thursdays

300 Ex Partes/300 Juvenile Matters

5th Thursday 

300/602/Fam LC (These matters set by the Court)

300 Juvenile Dependency LC Hearings/ Family Law LC Hearings
(These matters set by the Court)
3:15  

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

YES! Court staffing

     
3:30  

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

YES! Court

     

Time Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8:30 Family Law Ex Parte; Family Law Court Trials
(These matters set by the Court)
Family Law Ex Parte
(These matters set by the Court)
Ex Parte Matters; IV-D Law & Motion Matters
9:00   Family Law (non-custody) Law & Motion Matters with counsel; Case Management Conferences
(These matters set by the Court)
 
1:30

Family Law Trials
(These matters set by the Court)

4th Tuesday

Small Claims Appeals

2 cases maximum

Family Law (non-custody) Law & Motion with pro per parties; Case Management Conferences
(These matters set by the Court)
IV-D Examination & Employment Efforts Matters

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30 Ex Parte Hearings Ex Parte Hearings Ex Parte Hearings (Probate/Civil/Civil Harassment TRO/Unlawful Detainer) Ex Parte Hearings (Probate/Civil/Civil Harassment TRO/Unlawful Detainer) Ex Parte Hearings
9:00 Case Management Conferences Cont’d Court/Jury Trials; LPS Trials Cont’d Court/Jury Trials; LPS Trials Cont’d Court/Jury Trials; LPS Trials Probate Hearings (includes Estate Guardianship & Probate Minor’s Compromise)
9:30         Small Claims Law and Motion; Name Change; Injunctions; Writs; OEX
10:00 Settlement Conferences       Civil Law & Motion; Unlawful Detainer Law & Motion
11:00 Laura’s Law Status Review Hearings       Pretrial Conferences
11:30 LPS Conservatorships        
1:30 Limited Court Trials; Fee Waiver Hearings       Default Prove-up Hearings
2:00 Unlawful Detainer Trials; UD Pre-Trials (after jury demand); Civil Harassment (Evidentiary & Ex Parte Hearings); Menacing Dog        

Truckee

All Case types

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30

1st Monday

DUI Court 

       
9:00 Arraignments: Criminal, Fish & Game, VOP, Warrants. Criminal Sentencing Modifications Criminal Pretrials; Criminal Felony HTA; Criminal Sentencings; 1203.4 Motions to Dismiss; 1203.9 Probation Transfers Jury Trials - Civil or Criminal Jury Trials continued or Civil/FL, miscellaneous/ Special Set cases

4th Friday

Small Claims

3rd Friday

Civil CMC’s - telephonic 

11:00        

3rd Friday

Civil Limited Collections Trials 

 

 

1:00 In-Custody Arraignments In-Custody Arraignments In-Custody Arraignments In-Custody Arraignments 1:00 – In-Custody Arraignments
1:30

2nd & 4th Monday

Civil/FL/Probate Law and Motion, short cause matters

Criminal Sentencings (Long Cause); Criminal Preliminary Examinations; Criminal Contested VOPs; Criminal Motions (Long Cause)      
2:30

1st & 3rd Monday

Juvenile (602) 

      NOTE: Last Friday of the Month w/ Pro Tem

  Wednesday Friday
8:30  

1st & 3rd Friday

Traffic/Animal Control/Parks and Rec Arraignments

9:00

2nd & 4th Wednesday 

Ex Partes; Family Law and Motion, Status Conferences; DCSS matters

 
10:30

2nd & 4th Wednesday 

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders; Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

 
11:00  

1st & 3rd Friday

Juvenile Traffic Arraignments

1:30

2nd & 4th Wednesday 

Evidentiary Hearings; FL Court Trials; Long Cause Hearings

3rd Friday

Traffic/Animal Control/Parks and Rec Ct Trials

2:00  

3rd Friday

Juvenile Court Trials

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