Court Information

Sayler Legal Service, Inc., provides full-service legal support, including court services for Monterey County, Santa Cruz County, San Benito County and Santa Clara County.

Our Court Service Division provides court filings, case file research, recordings and index searches. We can also order copies of documents from all courts in our territory daily. Out-of-area jobs are handled thru same-day E-filings, fax filings via our affiliate offices, or driven from our corporate office. Conformed face pages are emailed to clients on a same-day basis. Our court messengers will also drive your documents to far away courts upon request. It is not abnormal for us to drive your documents to San Francisco, Sacramento, Ventura, Santa Barbara and to places beyond!

Click on the links below for more information about the Superior Court of California in your county:

Monterey County [get more info]

Court Locations: Salinas, Monterey, King City and Marina

Hours of Operation:

  • Clerk’s Office open to the public 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday).
  • Monterey Viewing Room of Case Files – Open 8 am – 3:30 pm (Monday through Friday).
  • Recorder’s Office – 168 W. Alisal St, 1st Floor, Salinas CA 93901 – 8 am – 4 pm
  • King City Branch – closed in September, 2013.

Filing & E-filing/Services Cut-off Time

  • Salinas Courthouse – 2:30 pm cut-off in order to deliver documents for same day filing at the window.  Drop box available until 4:00 p.m (with same day filing date).
  • Monterey Courthouse – 3:30 pm cut-off to submit same day E-filing

Any same day E-filings received after our cut-off time of 3:30 p.m. will incur a $20.00 rush fee. We cannot guarantee your documents will be filed the same day, due to the volume impact at the courts. The clerks can only work so fast in reviewing/accepting/rejecting new electronic filings. If there is a problem with the documents late in the day, we may not be made aware of this until the clerks respond.

Small Claims Court – Please note that hearings on small claims matters are normally held at the Marina Branch Court. However, if the case goes to appeal, those hearings are normally held at the Monterey Branch Court. You may file your small claims documents at the Monterey Branch Court.

Current Judicial Assignments, plus many new pages of updates regarding our local courts can be found under this tab entitled Court Information, pull down menu labeled “Download PDF”. You may also visit our courts website.

Website: http://www.monterey.courts.ca.gov/

 

San Benito County [get more info]

Court Location: 450 Fourth Street, Hollister CA

Hours of Operation:

  • Clerk’s Office open to the public 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
  • Recorder’s Office – 9 am – 12, 1 – 4 pm

Filing/Services Cutoff Time:

  • Hollister Courthouse – 2:00 pm cut-off in order to deliver documents for same day filing.  No drop box.

Current Judicial Assignments, plus many new pages of updates regarding our local courts can be found under this tab entitled Court Information, pull down menu labeled “Download PDF”. You may also visit our courts website.

Website: http://www.sanbenito.courts.ca.gov/

 

Santa Cruz County [get more info]

Court Locations: Santa Cruz and Watsonville

Hours of Operation: (Updated: 19 Nov 2010)

  • Clerk’s Office open to the public 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
  • Drop boxes will be available up to 5 p.m. in Watsonville and Santa Cruz for same day filings.
  • Recorder’s Office – 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz – 8 am – 12, 1 pm – 3 pm  (open until 4 pm, but recordings end at 3 pm)

Filing/Service Cutoff Time:

  • Santa Cruz and Watsonville Courthouses – 1:00 pm cut-off (Mon – Fri); in order to deliver documents for same day filing at the counter. Drop box available until 5:00 p.m.

Current Judicial Assignments, plus many new pages of updates regarding our local courts can be found under this tab entitled Court Information, pull down menu labeled “Download PDF”. You may also visit our courts website.

Website: http://www.santacruzcourt.org/

 

Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) [get more info]

Location: 1880 North Main Street, Suite 100 & 200, Salinas CA 93906

Hours of Operation:

  • Mon – Fri (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Website: http://www.dir.ca.gov/wcab/