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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.

Remote Hearings and Document Filing

Effective July 1, 2022:

Emergency rules 3 and 5 of the California Rules of Court, which permit remote appearances under specified circumstances in criminal proceedings, will no longer be operable. 

Defendants and counsel may appear in misdemeanor and felony matters consistent with the requirements of Penal Code sections 977 and 977.2.  Other than as provided in Penal Code sections 977 and 977.2, remote appearances for a defendant can be authorized on a case-by-case basis only if: the remote appearance of the defendant is approved by the court in advance and counsel appears in court in accordance with the requirements of Penal Code section 977. 

All parties may appear in infraction matters consistent with the requirements of Penal Code section 1428.5.

Remote Hearings

(By phone or video). Send an email requesting to appear remotely to the appropriate courthouse:

Include your name, case number and time/date of your appearance. A clerk will contact you with the remote access information. If you are appearing by video, please read the Remote Hearing Process section at the bottom of this page.

Document Filing

Self-Represented Litigants

Email your documents to the applicable office listed below. If there is a filing fee required for your document(s), one of our clerks will contact you to arrange payment.

You may optionally drop off your documents at our drop box located just outside the Courthouse lobby.

Free Document Preparation websites

Attorneys

Attorneys may email documents to the court's automated email submission addresses listed below. The format of the email must be as follows:

  • Email Subject = Case Number, Case Name
  • Email Attachment = Type of Filing, Case Name, date (indicate Correction if resending)
  • Body of Email = empty (the court does not monitor the email inbox for questions)

Submission Addresses

For Agencies and Attorneys: Details on the email submission system can be found on this info sheet

Remote Video Hearing Process Using Zoom

Participating in your first remote Zoom video or audio conference can be intimidating, especially when it comes to legal matters. Fortunately, Zoom offers free training videos on the Zoom Training web page.

Once you have familiarized yourself with using Zoom, review the below Connection Guide for an overview of the remote hearing process. You can also review this Best Practices Guide for Remote Court Appearances for additional tips.

Connection Guide

  • Before the Hearing

    • Go to www.zoom.us to familiarize yourself with how it works.
    • Download the free Zoom app to your computer or smartphone—no account is needed.
    • You can join the meeting with just a telephone—a computer is not required.
    • An email invitation will be sent with the Meeting ID, the Password, and the dial-in number.  Contact the court or your attorney if you do not receive this information.
  • Day of the Hearing

    • If you do not get an invitation, email the court or the attorney and they will provide you with the Meeting ID, Password and dial-in number.
    • No less than 5 minutes before the hearing, open the invitation and follow the instructions.  If you are joining by phone only, call the dial-in number.
    • Click the "join meeting" link or join the meeting by phone at least 5 minutes before you're scheduled to start. You can also join via Meeting ID—you will need the meeting password as well.
  • Hearing Preparations

    • Make sure your battery-powered laptop or smartphone is either plugged in or has sufficient charge.
    • Test your camera and microphone ahead of time if you are joining by computer.  If joining by telephone, make sure you have the dial-in number, the Meeting ID and Password.
    • Be aware of your setting and background including sounds and pets—they can be distracting.
    • Dress appropriately—after all, you are in court!
  • During the Hearing

    • Upon joining the hearing all attendees are placed in a "waiting room".
    • When the judge is ready, you will be admitted into the hearing.
    • Mute your microphone unless speaking.
    • Hearings are prohibited from being recorded or broadcast except if done in compliance with California Rules of Court, rule 1.150.

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