Downtime Notice

Orange County Superior Court will be conducting maintenance on Saturday 12/15/2018, 5:00 am through Saturday 12/15/2018 3:00 pm, that will impact all Online Services. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience.


An OC Pay # is assigned to every case. It serves as a unique identifier to allow access to the Court's automated phone system and web transaction system. Your OC Pay # is printed on the front of the violation information notice on the right of your citation number. Payments, extensions and general Court information can be obtained through the automated phone system using this number. Watch OC Pay Video

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Locations & Contact Information

Central Justice Center

700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Lamoreaux Justice Center

341 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868-3205

Harbor Justice Center
Newport Beach Facility

4601 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660-2595

North Justice Center

1275 North Berkeley Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832-1258

Superior Court Service Center

27573 Puerta Real, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

West Justice Center

8141 13th Street, Westminster, CA 92683-4593

Civil Complex Center

751 West Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Court News & Notices
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Probate investigations include Guardianship and Conservatorship investigations. For each investigation, a fee is assessed pursuant to Probate Code sections 1513.1 and 1851.5. Effective January 5th , 2019, the Fees for Probate Investigations will be: Read More Here

The Judges of Orange County Superior Court celebrated all volunteer lawyers that gave their time to serve our community as temporary judges, during a small but warm and lively ceremony held on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Read More Here

Effective 11/26/18, Probate/Mental Health will offer the ability to reserve a motion date online. This increased access will allow hearing dates to be reserved and moving papers must be efiled within 24 hours of the reservation. Click here to access Probate - Reserve a Motion Date.

Santa Ana, Calif. – Hon. Kirk Nakamura was elected Presiding Judge, and Hon. Erick L. Larsh Assistant Presiding Judge in an uncontested election for the two top posts of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. Both Judge Nakamura and Judge Larsh will begin their two-year terms on January 1, 2019. News Release Here

Santa Ana – The Court is pleased to announce the opening of the Orange County Superior Court recruitment process for Temporary Judges, covering the next three-year cycle to begin fiscal year 2019-2020. More Information Here

Santa Ana, CA – Small claims cases submitted to the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, can now be resolved online via the Small Claims Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) system, a new pilot program launched recently. This pilot program is believed to be one of the first in California and was created by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, which serves as the Small Claims Advisor to the Court. Read more HERE.

Santa Ana, CA – Birgit Sale of Rancho Mission Viejo, was selected as the foreperson for the 2018-2019 Orange County Grand Jury, Orange County Superior Court Presiding Judge Charles Margines announced on Monday, June 25, 2018. Read more HERE.

Santa Ana, CA – Nineteen Orange County residents were selected on May 23, 2018, to serve on the Grand Jury for a one-year term that begins when the jurors take the oath of office on June 29. Read more HERE.

The Orange County Superior Court will celebrate Juror Appreciation Week, May 14–18, to recognize the service and participation of jurors from our community. Read more HERE.

The Court has implemented a new Text-to-Pay service for traffic, infraction and criminal cases. Read more HERE.

The Court’s Multi-Year Financial Plan (MY Plan) through Fiscal Year 2017-18 is now available. Please click Here. .
The Court remains focused on providing the highest quality of justice and court services to the community.

MY Plan was originally developed in 2012 to cover long-term planning for Fiscal Years 2012-13 through 2016-17. MY Plan has proved to be an invaluable tool for the Court to evaluate and prioritize resources, while ensuring alignment with funding. By extending the expired plan, the Court continues its compliance with the California Rule of Court 10.603(c)(9) and the Trial Court Financial Policies and Procedure (FIN).

Payments for criminal, traffic, and collection cases can be made at the Court’s Mission Viejo facility, 27573 Puerta Real, Mission Viejo, 92691. Starting Feb. 6, 2017, the public windows will be open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; the windows are closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Read more, HERE.

The Court has opened a new call center to assist the public with services and information regarding criminal and traffic cases. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese by calling 657-622-8459
Read more HERE.

Why Wait – Mediate! Mediation can be faster, easier, and less stressful than a trial. In mediation, a trained and neutral person helps people talk to each other to see whether they can work out their dispute for themselves.

Mediation is private and confidential. Learn more HERE


The Superior Court is a unified state trial court serving the County of Orange. The court has eight locations and hears all matters in criminal, traffic, civil, probate, juvenile, family law, and mental health cases. To learn more, click on this link

Our Mission

The Mission of the Superior Court of Orange County is to serve the public by administering justice and resolving disputes under the law, thereby protecting the rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitutions of California and of the United States.

Our History

The Superior Court in Orange County has a rich history.To learn more, click on the link to visit the O.C. Parks website .

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