Fresno County Courts Shut Down

The Fresno Superior Court is temporarily closing its courts from March 23 to April 3 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of Matthew Field/Wikimedia Commons)

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Fresno Superior Court is temporarily closing its courts from March 23 to April 3.

Jurors are required to return to court when the court reopens and are not released from duty because of the closure.

The court will continue to operate in limited capacity for emergency matters, which include:

  • Ex parte request for civil harassment temporary restraining orders, domestic violence restraining orders, and gun violence restraining orders.
  • Emergency petition for temporary conservatorship.
  • Emergency petition for temporary guardianship.
  • Search warrants, emergency protective orders and bail setting.
  • Juvenile temporary restraining orders and other emergency juvenile orders.
  • Family emergency temporary restraining orders.
  • Emergency writ regarding COVID-19 emergency measures.
  • Writs of habeas corpus regarding medical quarantines.

The County of Fresno will continue to provide updates at

Ron Camacho
Ron Camacho was born and raised in Clovis. He attended Clovis High School and graduated from CSU Fresno in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Journalism. Before joining the Roundup, Ron wrote for Pollstar Magazine and the Sanger Herald. He has a deep appreciation for the arts and is a lover of music, cinema and storytelling. When he’s not busy looking for his next story, Ron enjoys taking weekend expeditions to the beach or mountains to practice landscape photography.