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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

Remote Appearances

Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 367.75, California Rules of Court (CRC), rule 3.672 and Emergency Rules Related to COVID-19, the El Dorado Superior Court offers the opportunity to appear remotely via Zoom in various case types. 

Pursuant to CRC, rule 3.672(g), if you wish to appear remotely in a non-evidentiary civil proceeding, including family law and support, small claims and unlawful detainers, you must file the notice and lodge the order with the Court, as well as notice all parties of your intent to appear remotely.  

Notice of Remote Appearance (RA-010)

Order Granting Remote Appearance (RA-020)

Pursuant to CRC, rule 3.672(i), If you wish to appear remotely or compel the physical presence of a witness or party in a juvenile dependency proceeding, you may submit a request to the Court.

Request to Appear Remotely - Juvenile Dependency (RA-025)
Request to Compel Physical Presence - Juvenile Dependency (RA-030)

Pursuant to CRC, rule 3.672(g), if you wish to appear remotely in a non-evidentiary civil proceeding, including restraining orders you must file a notice with the Court, to all parties of your intent to appear remotely. 

Restraining Order calendars are:

  • Placerville – Family Law Domestic Violence - Department 5 on Fridays at 8:30am
  • Cameron Park – Civil Harassment - Department 9 on Fridays at 10:00am
  • South Lake Tahoe - Family Law Domestic Violence and Civil Harassment - Department 12 on Thursday at 8:30am and 1:30pm

If, after approval, on the day of the hearing you need assistance regarding the remote appearance you may call 530-621-5045 for assistance.

Pursuant to CRC, rule 3.672(h)(3), in response to a notice of remote proceeding for an evidentiary hearing or trial, a party may make a showing to the Court as to why a remote appearance should not be allowed by serving and filing an opposition.

Opposition to Remote Proceeding at Evidentiary Hearing or Trial (RA-015)

Pursuant to CRC, rule 3.672(f), if you wish to appear remotely for the duration of a case, you may provide notice to the Court and appropriate parties.

Notice of Remote Appearance (RA-010)

To ensure timely communication with the Court, please include your email address on all of your forms.  Upon approval of your request, the Court will send you the instructions and Zoom link via email.

Local Rules

For assistance with remote appearances, please contact the Clerk's Office in the location your hearing is scheduled in during normal business hours.

Criminal

Pursuant to the Public Notice Re: Videoconference Appearance in Criminal Proceedings (August 12, 2022), if you wish to appear remotely in a criminal case, you must follow the steps outlined.

You may also review the Court's Telephonic Appearances page for additional information.

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