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
- Apply to Be a Grand Juror!
- David H. Yamasaki Selected as CEO
- Access to Justice: Self-Help Portal
- Judge Maria D. Hernandez and Alan Carlson to Receive Awards
- Court Service Center in Mission Viejo
- New Juvenile Department Phone Number
- New Family Law Phone Number and Payment Option
- Collections Court Update
- Civil eService Application
- Civil Court Reporter Pooling
- Notice of New Motion Fee
- Self-Help Small Claims Online Interview
- eFiling Orders
- Unclaimed Arbitration Fee Deposit
- Approved Budget Fiscal Year 2016-17
The Court seeks qualified individuals to serve on the next Orange County Grand Jury. Assistant Presiding Judge Kirk Nakamura, who chairs the Grand Jury Recruitment/Selection Committee, said, "I encourage Orange County residents to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to work behind-the-scenes to improve Orange County."
Read more HERE.
David H. Yamasaki, a statewide leader in court administration, has been selected as Court Executive Officer of the Superior Court of Orange County. "Mr. Yamasaki’s exceptional experience with court administration in California will be an asset for his leadership role in our Court," said Presiding Judge Charles Margines. Mr. Yamasaki’s appointment will be effective December 2, 2016.
Read more HERE.
In its continuing commitment to improve court access, the Orange County California Superior Court has recently introduced enhanced on-line services via a new Self-Help Portal and My Court Card. Read the article from the Summer 2016 issue of the Judicial Division Record HERE.
The Judicial Council of California is honoring Superior Court of Orange County Juvenile Presiding Judge Maria D. Hernandez and Chief Executive Officer Alan Carlson with its 2016 Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Carlson and Robert Oyung, Chief Information Officer of the Superior Court of Santa Clara, are being honored jointly. This is the highest award presented by the Judicial Council of California.
Read more on the Court’s news release, HERE.
The Court accepts payments for criminal, traffic, and collection cases at its Mission Viejo facility at 27573 Puerta Real, Mission Viejo, 92691. Payments can now be made at the public windows on Mondays, as well as Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Read more on the Court’s news release, HERE.
The Juvenile Department has new phone number. You may call (657) 622-6878 and listen to the prompts to reach Juvenile’s new automated phone system.
You may obtain general information using the automated phone system or you may enter your Juvenile traffic case number to get your upcoming appearance information or case balance. The system will not provide case specific information on delinquency, dependency and other confidential case types.
Family Law has a new phone number. You may call (657) 622-8457 and listen carefully to the prompts given to reach Family Law’s new automated phone system. You may obtain general information using the automated phone system or you may enter your Family Law case number to get upcoming hearing information, case balance or to speak to an operator. The system will not provide case specific information on Parentage cases and other confidential matters.
Effective March 1st 2016, Collections Court will only be available Wednesdays and Thursdays. All infractions with a Civil Assessment will continue to be heard only at North Justice Center (excluding court trials) on these days.
Eservice will allow the court to electronically serve documents, save material, labor and mailing costs, increase service to the public and provide for faster delivery of court documents. Implementation of eService furthers our commitment to an electronic environment. The application also includes automation of mailings that have previously been manually generated. Applicable code section authorities are California Code of Civil Procedure § 1010.6 and California Rules of Court, rule 2.251.
Effective 11/20/15, the Civil Division will eServe the following documents:
- · Notice of Entry of Judgment (Civil and Small
- . Notice of Entry of Judgment/Ruling—Small Claims Appeals
- . Notice of Fees Due
- . Notice of Fees Due—Electronic Filing
- . Notice to Reporter to Prepare Reporter’s Transcript on Appeal
- . Minute orders (when the court clerk is ordered by
the court to give notice)
For Questions, please call (657) 622-5314
Civil Court Reporter Pooling (Click Here)
Please Note: Effective February 2, 2015, all unlimited civil courtrooms, including the civil complex courtrooms, will shift from one-to-one assignment of a court reporter to a civil courtroom for all hearings to a system where court reporters are assigned to a courtroom as needed for trials and other matters in which oral evidence will be presented.
Click here to read the Court's notice.
The Self-Help Services website now has an interactive Self-Help Small Claims Online Interview available. The online interview is a free screening tool that self-represented litigants can use to quickly access specific information for their legal problem. The online interview is provided as a public service and is created as a self-guiding tool to services, resources, and options for help with a legal matter. It is not a tool that provides legal advice.
Based on the interviewees’ responses, the online interview produces a summary of information that can include court procedures, forms, and service referrals which may take the place of litigation. The online interview provides links to many alternative services.
On July 1, 2014 the Civil department launched its Proposed Order Module in accordance with rule 3.1312 of the California Rules of Court. All proposed orders and/or stipulations and orders are required to be submitted in a Word version along with a PDF. The only exceptions are those orders that are submitted on mandatory judicial council forms. The launching of this module will provide faster turnaround time for orders submitted to the courtroom and signed orders will now be returned via the original transaction submitted.
The records of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange indicate that a trust fund has money eligible for distribution. These funds were deposited for an arbitration hearing between February 2007 to June 2008. If you believe that you are entitled to claim any of the civil deposits paid to the Court, please file an Arbitrator’s Fee Statement L-0190 form.
The Superior Court of Orange County is proud to present the Fiscal Year
2016-17 Approved Budget and the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget at a Glance.
The approved budget summarizes the Court's operating budget, provides detailed
expenditure budget information for each cost center, and includes other
summarized information that might be useful to Court staff and the general
public. The Budget at a Glance is designed to be a two-sided tri-fold
pamphlet providing high-level budget information.
(Please click on Approved Budget, Fiscal Year 2016-17 or Budget At A Glance, Fiscal Year 2016-17 or Abridged Budget Book, Fiscal Year 2016-17 to open the document)
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
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.
The Superior Court in Orange County has a rich history.To learn more, click on the link to visit the O.C. Parks website .