Pending the restoration of funding by the State for the new South County Courthouse project, the King City Courthouse will temporarily close effective Monday, September 23, 2013. Without an immediate remedy to the current facility’s limitations combined with the need to maximize resources, the Court has decided to temporarily close the King City Courthouse. King City personnel will be reassigned to fill court- wide vacancies. At this time, it is unknown when the funding for the South County Courthouse construction project will be restored. Locally, the funding allocation has decreased by 17.5% from 2008, which represents approximately $10 million over the past five years. Recently the State and Assembly Budget Subcommittees announced their support to reinvest in the Judicial Branch. While the proposed reinvestment will assist in reducing the deficit, it will not remedy the devastating impacts of previous State reductions. Upon the temporary closure of the King City Courthouse, all misdemeanor and felony cases will be heard at the Salinas Courthouse and all traffic and small claims matters will be heard at the Marina Courthouse. Court location details and public service hours are detailed below and can be viewed online at

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