COURT EXPANDS SERVICE IN TRACY
The Superior Court is making it easier for Tracy residents to take care of some of their Court business.
Starting Friday, November 1, 2002, the Tracy Branch of the Court and the Stockton Branch will allow reciprocal filings. There will be a daily courier service between the two courts for transporting case files and documents.
"We want to make the Court experience more convenient," according to Jeanne Millsaps, Court Executive Officer. "By adding this service, we hope people won't have to drive all the way in to Stockton to take care of these matters."
All filings in the area of Unlimited Civil, Family Law, Probate, and Appeals will be accepted at the Tracy Branch for Stockton. The Stockton Branch will accept Small Claims and Limited Civil cases for the Tracy Branch. All cases will continue to be heard in Stockton. The Tracy Branch will continue to hear their Limited Civil, Small Claims, Civil Harassment and Domestic Violence (without children) cases that are currently being heard in Tracy.
Due to the nature of and the short turn-a-round time of Unlawful Detainer Cases, those will continued to be filed in the appropriate court. Reciprocal filings will not be accepted on the Unlawful Detainer case type.
Documents requiring a judge's signature will either be returned to the court where they were filed for pick-up, or filers may include self-addressed, stamped envelopes to have the documents returned by mail.
For further information, contact Diana Landmann in the Stockton Branch at 468-2364 or JoAnn Allen in the Tracy Branch at 831-5910.