Pursuant to California Rule of Court 2.210(a), drop boxes are now provided outside each Clerk’s Office for filing papers or submitting payments.

Effective Monday, April 21, 2014, the same-day filing deadline for any document deposited in the Ventura county court drop box will no longer be 5:00 p.m. Instead, any document deposited in the Ventura county court drop box up to and including 4:30 p.m. on a court business day is deemed to have been deposited for filing on that day. Any document deposited in the court’s drop box on a judicial holiday, or after 4:30 p.m. is deemed to have been deposited for filing on the next court business day.

Court drop-boxes are located in the following locations:

  • Ventura Courthouse:  Drop-box is located in the Hall of Justice, 2nd floor, outside Room 210
  • East County Courthouse in Simi Valley:  Drop-box is located on the 1st floor outside the Clerk’s office on the south side of the building. The drop-box is available on Monday’s and Tuesdays until 4:30 p.m. Documents placed in the drop-box before 4:30 p.m. will be filed as that day but won’t necessarily be processed until the following Monday. Note that it will take about one week to transport Family Law documents to the Ventura Courthouse for processing.
  • Juvenile Courthouse in Oxnard:  Drop-box is located on the 1st floor in the public hallway across from the clerk’s office.

For further information about using a Ventura county court drop box, visit the court’s website. If you need help preparing court documents, contact A People’s Choice, a registered legal document assistant office. A People’s Choice offers courtesy court processing for all documents prepared by their office.

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