Due to some loosening of Shelter In Place restrictions, more counties have opened up and many process servers have implemented additional safety policies.
Sayler Legal Service, Inc. has adopted a Covid-19 Safe Service Policy and employees will follow CDC guidelines (masks, gloves, temperature check, hand sanitizer, etc.) In addition, the following policy has been implemented:
Process Servers will knock, then retreat a minimum of six feet from the doorway. If six feet is not possible (such as in an apartment complex), the Process Server will retreat the maximum distance possible under the circumstances.
Process Servers will conduct identification at a distance, requesting confirmation of residency and confirm identity as normal. We will state that due to social distancing requirements, we will be leaving the documents six feet away on either the ground or other appropriate location.
Process Servers will then retreat at least six feet away and allow the subject to retrieve the documents in view. Process Servers will remain present for a reasonable time until they can visually confirm the documents have been retrieved.
In Monterey County & Santa Cruz County, we are now allowed to serve non-elective legal documents and conservatorship papers, and we are expanding our services in some of our other territories. We are also currently serving process in San Benito County with fewer limitations. As we know more and can do more, we will continue to keep you informed. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
COUNTY COURTS & RECORDERS
All recorder offices in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties are currently closed. Please mail documents directly to the recorder at this time.
Monterey Superior Court (e-filing court) is currently closed to the public. We will make one trip a week to the drop box on Friday mornings to drop off courtesy copies. Courtesy copies must be received by 5:00 pm Thursday evening. Any documents received after the cut-off will be delivered the following Friday.
Santa Cruz Superior Court (e-filing court) is currently open daily from 8:00 to 10:30 am. We are not making physical trips to this court at this time, as they do not accept courtesy copies and have very limited hours.
San Benito Superior Court (not an e-filing court) is currently closed to the public. We will make one trip a week to the drop box on Friday mornings to drop off filings and/or courtesy copies. Documents must be received by 5:00 pm Thursday evening. Any documents received after the cut-off will be delivered the following Friday.
Stay safe and be well.