Pursuant to Government Code §681 06, the Superior Court of California, County of Amador will be further reducing its hours of operations, by closing the Clerk’s Office a half hour earlier Monday through Thursday, and by closing the office every other Friday to mitigate the impact of staff reductions and backlogs. Courtrooms will remain open Monday through Friday and are unaffected by this change.
Currently, the Clerk’s Office filing windows and telephones are open to the public from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 9:30a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fridays, excluding court holidays and weekends. Effective November 24, 2014, the Amador Superior Court “new hours” of operation in the Clerk’s Office will be as follows:
MONDAY through THURSDAY — 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
FRIDAY- “CLOSED” the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. — 9:30a.m. -12:00 p.m. all other Fridays.
The following is a list of the Friday closure days for Fiscal Year 2014-2015:
- In 2014: November 21, December 5, 19
- In 2015: January 2, 16, February 6, 20, March 6, 20, April 3, 17, May 1, 15, June 5, 12.
Although the Clerk’s Office will be closed on the above Fridays, a clerk will be available on those days to accept any necessary documents for filing on an emergency basis, for example, requests for restraining orders. The public will remain able to pay certain traffic fines and fees and to access court calendar nformation on the court’s website at www.amadorcourt.org, and may also access calendars and certain case information at the public kiosk located in the courthouse.
A drop box also will be available to receive documents for same day filing Monday through Friday when the Clerk’s Office is closed. Filing deadlines will not be extended due to the limited service days. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 2.210(b) any document deposited in a court’s drop box by or before 5:00 p.m. on a court day is deemed to have been deposited for filing on that day. All documents will be removed from the drop box at 5:00 p.m., daily. Any document dropped after 5:00 p.m. will be received and filed the following court business day.
This action is necessary due to the ongoing reductions to the Amador Superior Court budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. A new funding methodology and reductions to the Court’s allocation has required it to, once again, examine all areas of operation for efficiency and to make further reductions in both staffing and service levels. The Court had to exhaust its reserves to offset prior year reductions. The fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the Court had a $0 fund balance.
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