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 ZOOM 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 protected] .  
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
12700Pumarra Rd.
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. 

Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court Program

Remote Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00-3:30pm & Friday: 8-1:00pm

*Due to COVID-19, We are in operation with limited availability.
However, if you have immediate needs call: (951) 392-7980 or (951) 572-6068
Leave a message with your contact information and your call will be returned within 24 hours. Thank You!

Administrative Orders

Morongo Tribal Court

12700 Pumarra Road,
Banning, CA 92220

Mon-Thurs 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fridays, staff will be working remotely from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

(951) 572-6031 or (951) 572-6068
(951) 572-6075

A Valid Photo ID is required to enter the Morongo Indian Reservation