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Needles Courthouse to Reopen One Day Per Month Starting July 2017

NEEDLES, Calif. ( Effective July 7, 2017, the San Bernardino Superior Court will open limited services in Needles for members of the public to address traffic and non-traffic infraction matters.

The Needles Clerk’s Office will be open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to provide limited services including non-cash payments, traffic school sign-ups, payments extensions or scheduling a court date.

In addition, remote video proceedings will be supported by a judge sitting in the Barstow District. This will allow residents to appear at the Needles District located at 1111 Bailey Avenue for remote appearance on traffic and non-traffic infraction arraignments. Additional services will be provided gradually as resources become available.

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 200 will continue to make one round-trip each Friday, departing from Needles, traveling to Barstow in the morning and returning to Needles in the afternoon for those individuals who wish to appear at the Barstow District.

This ongoing collaboration between the San Bernardino Superior Court, Needles City Council members and Robert Lovingood, San Bernardino County 1sdt District Supervisor, represents a continuing effort to restore services that were reduced or eliminated due to budget cuts over the last several years.

“Bringing video court proceedings and other services to Needles will save countless hours of travel time and increase convenience for Needles residents,” San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair Robert A. Lovingood said. “We have long advocated at the state level for increased services for Needles. It’s great to see this new development and the focused, ongoing effort of restoring more services for the community of Needles and surrounding areas.”

For more information, please contact the Court Executive Office at 909-708-8746.

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