SAN BERNARDINO – EXPANDS SERVICES IN BARSTOW DISTRICT
Effective October 13, 2015, the San Bernardino Superior Court will enhance services at the Barstow District courthouse by operating two full-time courtrooms and opening the Clerk’s Office to the public full-time Monday through Friday. These enhancements to the Barstow District are the result of the Court’s ongoing efforts to restore services that were reduced over the last several years during challenging budgetary times.
Beginning on May 6, 2013, the Barstow courthouse reduced services— operating only one part-time courtroom to hear traffic, landlord-tenant, small claims, and domestic violence cases and opening the Clerk’s Office to the public just three days per week. Since that time, court leaders have continued to partner with city and county officials in addition to working with state judicial, legislative, and executive branch leaders to identify funding solutions to ensure the restoration of essential court services in Barstow and throughout San Bernardino County.
As part of the expansion of services in the Barstow district, effective October 13, 2015, all small claims, landlord tenant, and infraction matters from the Victorville and Barstow districts will be filed and heard in the Barstow courthouse. Relocating future filings for these matters to the Barstow courthouse will allow the Victorville courthouse to expand its operations to include three full-time family law courtrooms and six all-purpose criminal trial courtrooms. These changes will mirror operational efficiencies gained by similar measures in the Fontana district and create consistency county-wide.
Finally, all Traffic and Non-Traffic Infraction citations from the Needles district will be filed and heard in the Barstow courthouse, effective October 13, 2015.
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