Virtual Court | COVID-19

PASADENA MUNICIPAL COURT IS NOW OFFERING AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH A JUDGE VIA ZOOM


The City of Pasadena Municipal Court is now offering virtual hearings of eligible cases via Zoom. All virtual hearings will be live streamed on YouTube and are subject to the same standards of conduct and attire as would apply to an in-person appearance before the court.

RECORDING OF THE VIRTUAL HEARING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

To participate in a virtual hearing you will need a smartphone or computer with a webcam and microphone enabled.  You will need to download the Zoom platform before the scheduled hearing.   To test your device, go to Zoom Meeting Testing Link.  The Court will not be able to assist you in this regard.  When joining the virtual hearing, please use your full legal name as your screen name.  When you have successfully joined the virtual hearing, you may be placed into a virtual waiting room. You will then be brought to a virtual courtroom.

Certain cases will not be eligible for virtual hearings.  These include trials by judge or jury, family violence matters, juvenile matters, pre-trial conferences with the prosecutor, bond forfeiture dockets and attorney motion docket matters.  (Attorneys may arrange a virtual conference with prosecutors via Webex.)   In addition, the Court may decline a specific request based on other factors and require an in-person appearance at a later date.  If you desire to present documents at your virtual hearing such as driver license and insurance information, please upload them to your request for hearing. 

You may find it more convenient to accomplish certain tasks by regular mail.  For example, applications for deferred disposition, driving safety courses and certain compliance dismissals may be accomplished by mail. Please click (here) for appropriate forms and information.

To request an online court appearance with a judge, please click (here).  Please note, THIS IS A REQUEST ONLY.  The Municipal Court will provide a response by e-mail or phone within 5 business days utilizing the email address and/or phone number listed on your request form.