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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.
Mammoth Lakes Courthouse to Close Every Third Friday
In August, the Superior Court of Mono County issued public notice that it would close the Mammoth Lakes Courthouse every third Friday, from October 31 through the remainder of the fiscal year (13 days). Unfortunately, the Court recently learned that it will not receive supplemental funding it had hoped for. This means that the court must extend its Friday closures to include four additional dates (a total of 17 closure days). These will be unpaid furlough days for court staff. For more information click on the link below.
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Important 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
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
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
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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