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Clerk's office window hours cut at Sonoma County Superior Court

It's about to get harder to pay traffic tickets or file legal papers in Sonoma County Superior Court.

Starting Jan. 7, the clerk's office will close its windows an hour earlier so employees can work uninterrupted processing documents and handling collections.

The change is expected to result in longer lines for people waiting to pay driving fines, submit eviction notices or file divorce papers at an already reduced number of windows.

"It's going to be a lot worse," said Santa Rosa process server Maynard Buskirk, who has waited up to an hour to get documents stamped in the civil division.

"I don't think it will help that much. But it will be a big burden on us," he said.


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