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WELCOME
Welcome to the website for the Superior Court of California, County of Mono. Using the topical navigation to the left, you can find information about a variety of specific court-related subjects. Just click on the button for the subject you are interested in or on any underlined links throughout the website.

 

New FeaturePUBLIC NOTICE New Feature

Mammoth Lakes Courthouse to Close Every Third Friday

Beginning on October 31, 2014, the Mammoth Lakes Courthouse will be closed to the public every third Friday through the remainder of this fiscal year (13 days).  The first Friday for closure of the Mammoth Lakes Courthouse will be October 31, 2014.  The Courthouse will be closed, however, a judge will be available to deal with orders or documents needed on an emergency basis.  A drop box will also be available at the courthouse on Friday closure. The every third Friday closures are necessary due to the deep cuts in the state funding allocated for the Superior Court of Mono County.  Please see the attached public notice for the specific dates the court will be closed, more detail about emergency court services available on closure days, explanation of the state funding to Mono County Superior Court and explanation on how the public can comment on the closure of the Mammoth Lakes Courthouse every third Friday.

Notification of Closing Mammoth Lakes Courthouse Every Third Friday

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New FeatureImportant notice to attorneys and parties: starting November 1, 2014 Mono County Superior Court will no longer provide court reporters for law and motion calendar's

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 once a month Wednesday law and motion calendar held at the Bridgeport Courthouse.

 

Pay Your Ticket & 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.

Online You Can Request a Extension on Your First Appearance for a Traffic Ticket

If you have a traffic ticket and you cannot make the date written down on your ticket as the "time and place" to appear, online you can request an extension of 30 days. You can only use the online service to request an extension for only your first court appearance on your traffic ticket and only if it's your first extension request. To request an extension for any other appearance or to request an extension a second time or more on your first appearance, you must contact the court by letter.

Please click the following link, ePay-it.com to go to the website where you can make your first extension request. The link will take you to a webpage titled "Step 2-Find Your Citation". Enter the information necessary to find your Citation and click "Search" at the bottom of the webpage and you will be taken to the "Step 3: Select Options" webpage where you will be able to request an extension by clicking the "Extensions" tab option.

DMV Traffic School List
You may be eligible for traffic school if you have not attended traffic school within the last 18 months. To sign up for traffic school, you must pay your fine plus a $52 dollar administrative fee, either by mail, in person, or using the Epay-it Online system at https://www7.epay-it.com/mon/CaseSearch.aspx.

Upon payment, you will be given 60 days to complete a DMV approved traffic school. Extensions will not be granted. If you fail to complete the traffic school by the due date, a conviction will be reported to the DMV and a point will be added to your driving record. The school will charge a fee that is in addition to the amount paid to the court. To find a DMV licensed Internet, Home Study or Classroom traffic violator school, simply search the DMV's Traffic School Provider look-up system at: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/olinq2/welcome.do . When accessing the above DMV website, click on "Start Search", then "Access the system", the select, "Traffic School List". Click on "Get Traffic School List" then select from drop down list, "Classroom Course, Home Study Course, or Internet Course". Follow the directions to locate a Traffic School.

Holders of commercial driver's licenses, while driving a commercial vehicle, are prohibited from attending traffic school, pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 42005. However, a recent change in the law allows a commercial driver's license holder who receives a violation while driving a non-commercial vehicle to attend traffic school.

You are also not eligible for traffic school if you are charged with an alcohol or drug-related offense. You are not eligible for traffic school if you are charged with a two-point violation.

When you have completed the course, the school will issue you a receipt and notify the DMV that you have completed the class. Upon completion the DMV will notify the court that the school has been completed. It is not necessary for you to send the court a copy of the Certification of Completion.

For more information, you may call the court and speak with a clerk by calling (760) 924-5444 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

DMV Licensed Traffic Schools for Mono County

Since there are no schools in Mono County, you may obtain a list of schools on this link that are nearest to Mono County. If you are not a Mono County resident and none of the schools in the list are convenient, you may obtain a statewide list of traffic schools at http://www.dmv.ca.gov/olinq2/welcome.do or call (661) 940-1907 for a list.

2013-2014 Final Report Mono County Grand Jury
Please click on this link to view and download the report.

MONO COUNTY
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 SUPERIOR COURT
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.

The 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 Mammoth Lakes.

The court has two judges, the Honorable Stan Eller, Presiding Judge, and the Honorable Mark Magit. 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.

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