Northern Court Satellite to expand services May 11

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The Northern Court Satellite in Dededo shall be open to the public starting Monday, Aug. 31, for a limited set of transactions.

The Judiciary of Guam continues to remain open, providing essential services to the public within the limitations of the Governor’s Executive Orders relative to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consistent with the Judiciary’s commitment to provide access to justice, while keeping at the forefront the need to protect the health and safety of court employees, patrons, and the general public, the Northern Court Satellite in Dededo will expand services beginning May 11 for certain business-related transactions.

For patrons who may not have internet access or for other reasons may not be able to conduct business-related transactions online, patrons will be able to conduct necessary transactions in-person at the Northern Court Satellite to begin on May 11.

The Northern Court Satellite hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The transactions that will be available at the Northern Court Satellite include:

Payment of traffic citations;

Payment of case-related obligations, including bail, restitution, and fines
and fees; and

Requests for traffic and court clearances.

To protect the health and safety of Judiciary employees and patrons, social distancing and other public health measures will be implemented and strictly monitored and enforced at the Northern Court Satellite.

While the Northern Court Satellite will be open for these limited services, we encourage those who can make these requests online to please do so.

Electronic requests are still being accepted via emails for the following traffic and court clearances:

Court Clearances: Court Clearances can be made electronically at this time via scog.records@guamcourts.org.

Traffic Clearances: Traffic clearances can also be made electronically at this time via traffic@guamcourts.org.

Payments are also being accepted online via our court website at: http://www.guamcourts.org.

“The Judiciary is committed to continuing to provide access to justice even during these unprecedented times. Although the courthouse doors physically closed to the public on March 16, the Judiciary has and continues to conduct operations so that essential matters can be heard. The wheels of justice must continue to turn, and today’s Administrative Order expands our court services allowing the Supreme and Superior courts to conduct more remote hearings in non-essential cases in the coming weeks. Many courts across the country have conducted remote hearings since the COVID-19 outbreak and I am confident that the same can be done in our courts. More information will be provided to our attorneys, self-represented litigants, and the public,” stated Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido.

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