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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

West Justice Center

8141 13th Street, Westminster, CA 92683-4593

Civil Complex Center

751 West Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Court News
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The Orange County Superior Court has developed a new tool to provide retained and conflict attorneys’ information on cases they have before the Court, by mailing a copy of any notice or correspondence sent to the client also to the attorney of record. Read More Here

Judge Matthew Anderson will be hosting a Graduation Ceremony on December 13, 2022, honoring five successful participants, and celebrating 1,000+ graduates from the Harbor Justice Center DUI Treatment Court since 2004. Read More Here

Each day across California, tens of thousands of court hearings are held. Lawyers argue, witnesses testify, litigants tell their stories and judges make decisions. What many people do not appreciate is the crucial role played by a court reporter: creating and preserving a verbatim record of those exchanges. As a chronic shortage of court reporters reaches crisis levels, the statutory framework for court reporting must adjust to the new realities of the reporting profession. Read More Here

Hon. Maria D. Hernandez was elected Presiding Judge, and Hon. Cheri T. Pham Assistant Presiding Judge in an uncontested election for the two top posts of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. Read More Here

The Orange County Superior Court recently discovered the Court’s Night Judge issued a number of warrants while outside the United States. Read More Here

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, causing Orange County to move to “HIGH” community transmission status, the Orange County Superior Court strongly recommends everyone entering Court facilities to wear N95 or KN95 masks. Read More Here

The Orange County Superior Court implemented an online check-in program in multiple phases for Civil Unlimited courtrooms starting June 4, 2021. The program facilitated the use of Zoom for hearings, including law and motion calendars, at zero cost to the public. Read More Here

The Court is pleased to announce the opening of the recruitment process for highly qualified attorneys to serve as temporary judges for the new term beginning the fiscal year of July 01, 2023, through June 30, 2026. If you are interested in becoming a temporary judge, please read the APPLICATION LETTER and complete the TEMPORARY JUDGE APPLICATION. The Application Letter describes the minimum qualifications and selection criteria which will be used in this application process. Read More Here

The Orange County Superior Court has implemented the final phase of the Court User Portal, providing users the ability to submit Proof of Correction for their eligible traffic citations online. Read More Here

The Orange County Superior Court will celebrate Juror Appreciation Week, May 9–13, to recognize the service and participation of jurors from our community. Recognition for jurors during the second week in May was established by a special resolution passed by the California Legislature in 1998 to acknowledge the important contributions of citizens who devote their time and effort in “making the cherished right of trial by jury a reality.” Read More Here

The Orange County Superior Court Veterans Treatment Court has been named one of just five (5) national mentor courts by Justice For Vets—a division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)—and the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More Here

In collaboration with the Judicial Mentor Committee, Presiding Judge Erick L. Larsh and Assistant Presiding Judge Maria D. Hernandez are hosting a virtual informational meeting of the Orange County Superior Court’s Judicial Mentor Program at 12:00 PM, on February 16, 2022, via ZOOM. Read More Here

Santa Ana, CA – Orange County Superior Court has implemented procedures regarding remote appearances, which will enable the Court to remain open in light of the recent COVID-19 surge of the Omicron variant. Read More Here

Public Notices

Administrative Order No. 22/03 Mandatory Child Custody Modification Forms
All Justice Centers to Be Closed on Friday, Sept. 23rd
Amended Administrative Order 20/10 – Emergency Administrative order for Emergency Bail Reductions and Own Recognizance
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment – Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Proposed Budget
Invitation to Comment - New & Revised Local Rules for Fall 2023
Budget Allocation for Fiscal Year 2022-23
Fourth Amended Admin Order 21/07 - Online/Check-in/Zoom Pilot Program Protocol
Juvenile Justice Case Reassignment – Departments L22, L41 & L42
Amended Adminitrative Order 22_01 Cross-Designation of Judges as Juvenile Court Judges
Dependency Case Reassignment Department L22
Administrative Order 22_02 Masks Required In Designated Court Areas
Third Amended Admin Order 21/07 - Online/Check-in/Zoom Pilot Program Protocol
1st Amended Administrative Order 20-17 Required Safety Measures for COVID-19 Exposure
Notice of New Local Rules for In Person and Remote Appearances in Civil, Probate, and Family Law Proceedings
Amended Administrative Order 20-17 Required Safety Measures for COVID-19 Exposure
Notice of closure of south county service center
Rescinding 5th Amended Adminstrative Order 20-16 Face Coverings No Longer Required in Court
5th Amended Administrative Order 20-16 Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings in Court
Administrative Order 22-01 Cross-Designation of Judges as Juvenile Court Judges
Juvenile Court Case Reassignment – Department L32
Administrative Order No. 20/23 Procedure For Conducting Remote Traffic Proceedings
Administrative Order No. 21/01 Appellate Division Videoconferencing
Remote Appearances Information
First Amended Administrative Order No. 21/06 Electronic Evidence Protocols
Administrative Order 16/06 Order Waiving Limitations for Temporary Judges in Family Law Cases
OC - Notice of Fee Increase (Court Reporter and Child Custody Investigation-Evaluation) 2021
Fiscal Year 2021-22 Proposed Budget Notice Of Opportunity For Public Comment
Administrative Order 21_13 Order Procedure for Return of Criminal Trial Court Exhibits-Notice for Destruction
Administrative Order No. 21/12 Order Prohibiting Photography, Broadcasting, and Filming in Court.
Amended Administrative Order 18/04 Mental Health Diversion
Fourth Amended Administrative Order No. 20/16 Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings In Court
Amended Administrative Order No. 21/10 Required Face Coverings In Harbor Justice Center
Administrative Order No. 21/11 Required Face Coverings In Central Justice Center
Administrative Order No. 21/10 Required Face Coverings In Harbor Justice Center
Notice of Allocation for Fiscal Year 2021-22
Administrative Order 21_09 Extension of Educational Deadlines and Terms of Temporary Judges
Third Amended Administrative Order 20_16: Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings in Court - 6.18.21
Sports And Exercise Prohibition Order
Pilot Project Electronic Evidence Protocols – Administrative Order No. 21/6
Administrative Order 21/04 Limiting In Person Access to Court Properties
Implementation of Probate Conservatorship Accounting Portal
Order for Destruction of Trial Court Exhibits and Court Reporter Notes
Procedure For Mandatory Attorney Participation in Contact Tracing
Archive of Notices


The Superior Court is a unified state trial court serving the County of Orange. The court has seven locations and hears all matters in criminal, traffic, civil, probate, juvenile, family law, and mental health cases.

Our Mission

To serve the public by administering justice and resolving disputes fairly, efficiently, and expeditiously.

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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