If you plan to go the Kearny Mesa for a traffic court appearance, you’ll soon need to make an appointment first.
Hoping to make the process more efficient, San Diego Superior Court’s Kearny Mesa Traffic Court will require all those who must appear in the courtroom to schedule it in advance, effective March 1.
A reduction in staff and a high volume of cases forced the change, officials say.
“This will make a traffic court appearance operate more smoothly for the public,” said Mike Roddy, executive officer of the Superior Court, in a statement.
Last fiscal year, that traffic court processed more than 170,000 cases.
You can make an appointment three ways: on the court’s website, calling the court at (858) 634-1800 or in person at the public counters.
The Kearny Mesa facility is also rolling out new express payment windows outside so visitors don’t have to wait in line for security.
Walk-in services without an appointment will still be available at the court’s North County, East County and South County branches.
The change to appointments first is similar to policies in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino superior courts.