COURT CUSTOMER COUNTER WILL
BE OPEN ALL DAY EXCEPT FOR FRIDAY
Starting Monday, October 16, the Mono County Superior Court (Court) will return its Court customer counter to normal hours of service to the public at the Mammoth Lakes Courthouse. The Mammoth Lakes Courthouse customer counter will be open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, the customer counter will be open from 8:30 AM to 12 noon. Since 2015, due to severe budget reductions the Court was forced to reduce the hours the Court customer counter was open to half days. Recently, the Court has received additional funding which has allowed for the Court to start to return to normal levels of services, returning our customer counter to normal hours is just the first step. Sometime in late November or early December, the Court will begin to answer public phone calls and be able to assist the public by phone. Currently, the Court is only able to assist the public by email or at the customer counter. In addition, the Court is working on a complete redesign of our Court website in order to improve customer service to the public. The Court’s plan is to have the website redesign done at the same time we began to provide assistance by phone to the public, sometime by late November or early December.
2016 - 2017 Final Report Mono County Grand Jury
The Superior Court of California for Mono County has released the 2016 - 2017 Grand Jury Final Report. Please click on this link to view and download the report.
In addition to the 2016 - 2017 Grand Jury Final Report, grand jury final reports for the last 10 years are also available in PDF format here.
Judicial Council Allocations to Trial Courts for the 2017 - 2018
At its July 28 meeting, the Judicial Council made 2017 - 2018 Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF) and General Fund allocations to trial courts. Attachement A provides a summry of each court's recommended base and one-time allocations for 2017 - 2018, and Attachments C through H provide details. To assist courts in budgeting the allocation for the Schedule 1, Attachment B displays the recommended allocations by their associated General Ledger account.
The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee's report to the council provides helpful discussion and detail behind allocations. The following is the link to the report on the California Courts website: Judicial Council report on Trial Court Allocations.
In addition, please not the following:
The final reduction for fund balances above the 1% cap will likely occur in December 2017 based on courts' final 2016 - 2017 year end balance information.
Answers To Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Citations (Tickets)
When you are “cited” by a law enforcement officer and charged with violating the law (“violations”), you will receive a written “citation” (commonly known as a ticket) that will list your violations. Your citation number is what you will need to use online or to contact the court. The citation number will be normally 5 numbers with 2 letters before or after the numbers. Your ticket number will usually be located in the upper right hand corner of your citation - For more information about your citation such as how to find out the amount you owe, ask for more time to appear or pay on you citation, how to pay your citation online and how to request traffic school and more click here for information from the Mono County Superior Court. For self-help information on traffic tickets go to the state Judicial Council website at www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-traffic.htm
Information for Persons Seeking Court Case Files
To request a search, review and/or a copy of court case files please, click here for further information
No Court Clerk Assistance by Phone for the General Public
Beginning on January 16, 2015, Court Clerks will no longer be able to provide assistance by telephone to the general public. The public is encouraged to go to the court website, monocourt.org, to get assistance. The public may also come to the Court customer counter when it is open, or submit requests for assistance by mail, fax, or e-mail. Any requests submitted by mail should be addressed to: Mono County Superior Court, P.O. Box 1037, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. Fax requests may be directed to: 760-924-5419. E-mails may be sent to: email@example.com.
Court Customer Counter to be Closed Half-Days
Currently, the Mammoth Lakes Courthouse Customer Counter and Court Clerk’s Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Beginning on January 16, 2015, those hours will be reduced.
Court staff will still be working in the Clerks’ Office and will be available to provide assistance for those needing emergency orders and warrants.
- On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Morning the Customer Counter will be open only from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- On Tuesday and Thursday in the Afternoon the Customer Counter will be open only from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m
Pay Your Tickets & More Online
Use the court provided "EPay-it" online service to pay your traffic ticket and/or pay any payments on a criminal case. Please click the following link, ePay-it.com to go to the website where you can make your payment
Important advisement to all foreign residents who received traffic citations in Mono County
Normally, the court will mail courtesy “bail notice” as a reminder to persons who received traffic citations in Mono County. However, due to the difficulty and cost of mailing to foreign addresses the court will no longer send these courtesy reminder notices to persons who reside outside the United States. Foreign residents with traffic citations can go to the court website to pay online if they don't want to contest the citation. To do so you will need to enter you citation number (letters and numbers) and full name as written on the citation, click here to go to the court online "ePay-it" service. Foreign residents who have questions are encouraged review the court website information. If you still have questions and or need assistance, contact the court in English by emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Resolve a Dispute without Filing a Lawsuit - It's called Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Most civil disputes are resolved without filing a lawsuit, and most civil lawsuits are resolved without a trial. The courts and others offer a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes to help people resolve disputes without a trial. ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial. Learn more about the types of ADR processes that are available and the benefits of using ADR by clicking on the following link to a state Judicial Council website, http://www.courts.ca.gov/programs-adr.htm . For local court information regarding ADR, for example what court-approved mediators are available click the following link.
Information for Attorneys, Legal Professionals and Persons Representing Themselves
If you are an attorney, legal professional or self-represented and want information such as how to fax filing legal documents and more, click here
COURT REPORTERS - Starting November 1, 2014 Mono County Superior Court will no longer provide court reporters for law and motion calendars.
Due to significant budget cutbacks, the Superior Court of Mono County is compelled to cut court spending. As part of the Court's cost-cutting measures, starting November 1, 2014 court reporters will no longer be provided by the Court for the weekly Thursday law and motion calendar at the Mammoth Lakes Courthouse and for the monthly Wednesday law and motion calendar held at the Bridgeport Courthouse.
Mono County is located on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain
range, running from its southern border with Inyo County to the State
of Nevada in the north. From its eastern border with the State of Nevada,
the county extends 38 miles westward and upward into the Sierras at elevations
of 5,500 to 13,000 feet.
The mission of the Superior Court of California, County of Mono, is to
preserve the rights and liberties guaranteed by the California and United
States Constitutions through the consistent and impartial interpretation
and application of the Law, and the even-handed resolution of disputes
arising under the Law.
court has two branches: the North County Branch located in the Mono County
seat of Bridgeport and the South County Branch located in the Town of
The court has two judges, the Honorable Mark Magit, Presiding Judge, and the Honorable Stan Eller. The court also has two Commissioners, a Child Support Commissioner, David Knowles and a Pro Tem Commissioner, Mr. Gregg Martino. All non-judicial court operations and services are under the direction of the Court's Executive Officer, Hector Gonzalez, Jr. Mr. Gonzalez also serves as the Clerk of Court and Jury Commissioner.