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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 for the Nevada City clerk's office and for the Truckee clerk’s office. Due to staffing challenges, please expect longer wait times for processing of your documents.

COVID-19 Information:


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.

Free Document-Preparation Websites

The following websites will help you fill out legal documents for free. Both will ask you a series of questions and use your answers to complete the documents you need.

Regardless of which service you use, it is advised that you set up a user account (at no charge) which will allow you to save your forms, leave/return later if you need more time to complete forms or if you want/need to change your answers. These services will not send you unsolicited email.

Once your forms are complete, you may send via electronic mail (as attachments) to the appropriate address listed below. Optionally, you can just print and mail or drop them off.

If a filing fee required for your document(s), one of our clerks will contact you to arrange payment.

Document Preparation Services

Odyssey Guide & File

  • Divorce/Legal Separation/Nullity
  • Petition to Establish Parentage or Custody & Support
  • Income and Expense Declaration
  • Notice of Change of Address
  • Guardianship
  • Proof of Service of Summons
  • Restraining Orders
  • Request for Order
  • Limited Conservatorship
  • Eviction/Unlawful Detainer
  • Small Claims
  • Family Law Default Judgment

SHARP: Self-Help Assistance and Referral Program

  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order Petition/Response
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Order Petition/Response
  • Elder Abuse Restraining Order Petition/Response
  • Guardianship Petition/Fee Waiver
  • Parentage Petition/Response
  • Divorce Petition and Disclosures
  • Name Change Petition
  • Small Claims

Additional Legal Services

Legal Services of Northern California

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