Update from the Court Regarding
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
Morongo Tribal Court is committed to protecting the safety and security of our community while performing our duties. The Court is open, but has significantly modified and reduced operations as described below and in the Emergency Administrative Orders.
The court clerk will be working remotely and is available to serve your needs during these hours. If you should have any questions please call the court clerk’s office: (951)572-6068. If the court clerk is not available please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
The Court is able to schedule cases that have urgent issues that need to be addressed. Unless there is an exceptional situation, there are no in-person court hearings. Court hearings are conducted via SKYPE and/or via the Court Conference hotline.
The Court can accept documents for filing via email at any time. You can file paperwork with the tribal court by email: email@example.com . Documents can also be filed by FAX to this number: (951) 572-6075. Finally documents can also be filed by mail to:
Morongo Tribal Court
Banning, CA 92220
This pandemic has made us come together to rally our greatest strength, the human spirit. Through all of this, we are re-emphasizing what is most important- Our Families, the community we serve and all staff members. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Should you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the court clerk.
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe located adjacent to the City of Banning within Riverside County, California. The Tribe has approximately 750 enrolled members and the land base consists of close to 32,000 acres located about 20 miles west of Palm Springs. The Morongo Tribal Court, created by the Morongo Tribal Council, began hearing cases in October of 2007. The Court hears those types of cases delegated to it by the Council. Presently the Court hears matters arising under Tribal laws governing child protection, off road vehicles, guardianships and disabled adult conservatorships. The Court will hear such types of cases as the Tribal Council may delegate to it in the future. Further information, including information on how to be admitted to practice law in the Morongo Tribal Court, may be obtained by contacting the Tribal Court Clerk.