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Telephonic Appearance System Maintenance:

The Telephonic Appearance system will be down for maintenance and unavailable beginning Friday, May 27th at 5:00 pm until Monday, May 30th at 8:00am. 

Temporary Reduction in Clerk's Office & Phone Hours:

Effective 01/27/2022, all Clerk’s Office and phone hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  More Information

COVID-19 and Court Operations:

The El Dorado County Superior Court has modified existing pandemic precautions and procedures to comply with new state and federal health and safety regulations.  More Information

Service of Process

Court, Judge, or Staff Person

If the El Dorado County Superior Court, a judge and/or staff person in their official capacity is a named party to an action or proceeding involving a tort claim or for production of records, service must be effected on the Court Executive Officer, or designee, as the agent for service of process.

Court staff may be subpoenaed as a third-party witness in a litigation matter regarding an event, transaction or investigation completed in the course of their duties. Service for a staff person may be completed by personal service on the staff person or Court Executive Officer.

Service on the Court, judge or staff person may be served on the Court Executive Officer, or designee at:

Court Administration
Placerville Building C Branch
2850 Fairlane Court, Suite 110
Placerville, CA 95667

Child Custody Recommending Counselor

A Child Custody Recommending Counselor (CCRC) may be subpoenaed to attend a civil action or proceeding as a witness in litigation in a matter regarding an event or transaction which they perceived or investigated in the course of their duties, to which the Court and/or CCRC is not a party.
Pursuant to Local Rule 8.15.03, before serving a subpoena, the party must first contact the Family Law Clerk’s Office to confirm the CCRC’s availability. After confirmation of the CCRC’s availability, the subpoena must be served at least 10 calendar days before the hearing, along with the required deposit.
Service of the subpoena may be effected by personal service on the CCRC or by personal service on the Clerk’s Office at:

West Slope
Placerville Main Street Branch
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667

South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe Branch
1354 Johnson Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 9615

Deposit Fee

Pursuant to Government Code § 68096.1 and 68097, the amount of two hundred seventy five dollars ($275) must be tendered for each day that an employee is required to remain in attendance pursuant to a subpoena. The deposit fee must be included with the subpoena at the time of service.

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