Due to the State of California's $54 billion deficit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Riverside Superior Court will experience a revenue shortfall in Fiscal Year 2020/2021 of $12 million. The Court has taken actions to reduce this deficit by closing some courthouses, freezing vacant staff positions, reducing operating costs, and implementing some furloughs. These actions alone will not be enough to cover the anticipated shortfall.
Pursuant to Government Code § 68106(b)(1), the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside provides this 60-day notice of its intention to tentatively take one or more of the following actions. These actions are proposed to occur no sooner than October 5, 2020.
•Close Riverside County courthouses one (1) to two (2) Fridays per month;
•Reduce service hours to 8:30 am to 12:00 pm; and/or
•Continue closures of the Corona, Hemet, Moreno Valley and Temecula courthouses until further notice.
Any interested person or entity wishing to comment on these actions must send their comment in writing or electronically no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, October 5, 2020. Comments may be submitted to the following:
Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
4050 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501
This notice is available for public viewing at all court locations and on the Court's website at: www.riverside.courts.ca.gov
Release Date: July 24, 2020
Contact: Marita C. Ford, Public Information Officer
Amid continued concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to comply with federal, state and local guidelines, the court will be extending the closures of the Corona, Moreno Valley, Temecula and Hemet Courts as well as the Riverside Self-Help Center and the Riverside Records Center from July 27, 2020 through August 7, 2020.
For more information please visit the COVID-19 Court Operations page of our website.
Electronic version available at https://riverside.courts.ca.gov/GeneralInfo/MediaInfo/media-info.php
In addition to the above Court closure update, please see the attached Eighth Implementation Order signed by Hon. John Vineyard, Presiding Judge.