SHASTA – BURNEY BRANCH CLOSURE
The Superior Court of California, County of Shasta operates a branch court in Burney on the second Wednesday of each month. This is to inform the public of the Superior Court’s final decisions to close the Burney branch court until further notice. The closure will go into effect September 25, 2014. Cases currently heard in the Burney branch will be scheduled for court appearances at the main courthouse in Redding commencing September 25, 2014.
The Superior Court of California, County of Shasta currently operates civil and criminal clerk’s offices in Redding Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., excluding holidays. This is to inform the public of the Superior Court’s final decision to reduce hours to 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays in the Jury Services Division. The new hours for Jury Services will go into effect September 25, 2014.
The Probate and Family Court Services Division, the Human Resources Division, the Marshal’s Office and the Court Collections Division are not impacted by the court’s decision to further reduce hours at this time.
The court finds the above actions are necessary due to the significant and continuing cuts to the state judicial branch budget. Since 2009, state funding for the judicial branch has been significantly reduced, with those reductions impacting the budgets of individual superior courts. The limited amount of funding restored in fiscal year 2014/2015 does not make it fiscally feasible to keep the Burney branch court open. In addition, the hours in jury Services at the main courthouse in Redding must be limited as set forth in this notice due to staffing reductions for budget purposes. Workload considerations dictate that court staff be redirected from the Burney location to assist in the main Redding Courthouse, to reduce court user waiting times at that location.
Court users may mail documents directly to the Redding Courthouse at: Shasta County Superior Court, 1500 Court Street, Redding, California 96001 in lieu of personally visiting the clerk’s offices. Civil and criminal court employees in Redding are available by telephone at (530) 245-6789 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The court’s Internet site (www.shastacourts.com) also contains information about court services, for example, about how to pay a fine only 24/7. The Court Collections Division will remain open 8:30 to 4:30 each court business day to accept fine payments.
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