Phone appointments for Civil Self Help Center

(En español)

The Civil Self Help Center now offers telephone appointments as a special temporary service during the COVID-19 crisis.

We provide assistance to people who live or have a case in Sacramento County who are handling their own civil case, guardianship application, or name change application. For a complete list of services, visit the Self-Help section at

Normally, all services are done in-person only in appointments and workshops. However, the Law Library is closed until further notice, so that is not possible.

To request an appointment, call ‪(916) 476-2731‬.‬

Leave a message with your name, telephone number, and a good time to call you back between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Include a BRIEF description of your question, and if you have a case number, please leave it as well. We will return your call within two business days to discuss whether you are eligible for service and then schedule a longer phone appointment.

You can also visit any time to watch our self-help videos and download forms and guides.