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Mandatory Face Covering Requirements:

 Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, all persons entering any court facility will be required to properly wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, regardless of their vaccination status.

Important Information:

Beginning June 15, 2021, all courthouses are open to the public and most in-person services are restored.

Traffic Closure FAQs

Updated as of April 21, 2021

The following is designed to address incoming questions during the Court’s COVID- 19 closure period. It will be updated as needed; however, this is an ever-changing, fluid situation. We appreciate your patience.

The Court is giving and strongly encouraging litigants the option of appearing in court by remote video proceeding until Traffic Court completely reopens. Instructions on how to connect to the Court by remote video will be sent to litigants. Those litigants who do not wish to appear by remote video or do not have the capability to appear by remote video should contact the clerk’s office to request an in-person hearing date. Unless you notified us of a change of address, your new court date will be sent to you at the address on the traffic citation or Notice to Appear given to you by a law enforcement officer.

All NTW trials in which the defendant does not consent to remote video will be scheduled to appear in Department 603 at the Fremont Hall of Justice or Department 102 at the Oakland – Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse. If the trial date is inconvenient, litigants may waive time and their trials will be rescheduled to another date.

If eligible, you may request a 30-day extension online, by phone, or in person. Visit our Ticket Payment page to extend your due date.

If your driving privilege was suspended due to the failure to appear at a court hearing or because of a failure to pay a fine, you may contact the Court to schedule an appearance.

  • Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse – 661 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 627-4700
  • Fremont Hall of Justice – 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538 (510) 818-7500
  • East County Hall of Justice – 5151 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA 94568 (925) 227-6700

View our Locations page for more information

You may contact the Court to request a remote video appearance. If you wish to appear in court in person, your court date will be scheduled after January 2, 2022.

Forms to request to waive time can be obtained at Waiver of Rights - Speedy Trial, and can be mailed, submitted to Asktraffic@alameda.courts.ca.gov or returned to the Court’s drop box at any of the following courthouses:

  • Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse – 661 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Fremont Hall of Justice – 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538
  • East County Hall of Justice – 5151 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA 94568

Yes. Alameda County Superior Court Emergency Local Rule 4.115 has temporarily reduced bail in infraction matters to $0. Therefore, anyone with a pending trial may elect to proceed with the trial by way of a Trial by Written Declaration, without being required to post any monetary amount of bail.

Litigants who do not wish to have a Trial by Written Declaration and do not wish to waive time are encouraged to consent to having their trials conducted by way of remote video. This will allow litigants to appear at trial from the comfort of their own homes without the need to be present in the courtroom.

Instructions and request forms can be obtained on-line at TBD Instructions, TBD Request and submitted to Asktraffic@alameda.courts.ca.gov or returned to the Court’s drop box.

If you would like the ability to appear by remote video from a location of your choice, please review, complete, and submit the following Judicial Council of California forms located on the California Courts website:

  • TR500 - Instructions to Defendant for Remote Video Proceeding
  • TR505 - Notice and Waiver of Rights and Request for Remote Video Arraignment and Trial or
  • TR510 - Notice and Waiver of Rights and Request for Remote Video Proceeding

Forms can be submitted by mail, emailing it to AskTraffic@alameda.courts.ca.gov or returning it to one of the Court’s drop box located at:

  • Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse – 661 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Fremont Hall of Justice – 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538
  • East County Hall of Justice – 5151 Gleason Drive, Dublin, CA 94568

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