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Election-Related Emergencies:

The court and clerk’s office are open on Election Day during normal court hours between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Persons seeking urgent after-hours election-related court relief should telephone the Orange County Registrar of Voters Hotline at (714) 567-5197.

The Registrar of Voters, Bob Page, can advise the public if a solution is available without court intervention or provide information about how to request after-hours court relief.

The Voter Bill of Rights is available on the Secretary of State’s webpage at

General voter information can be found on the website of the Orange County Registrar of Voters, Bob Page, at

Unlawful Detainer

About Unlawful Detainer

New Laws Apply to Eviction Cases

State laws on eviction cases were amended during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide protections for residential tenants. The law provided protections for tenants who were given an eviction notice because they were unable to pay their rent or other charges between March 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022, due to COVID-19-related financial distress.

The state offered a rental assistance program to pay landlords the rent due during that period for tenants who qualified for the assistance.

More information about rental assistance here.

An Unlawful Detainer action is a special court proceeding to evict a tenant from a business or residence.

Helpful Resources

Access information about evictions, foreclosures, and security deposits. Find instructions, forms, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Eviction & Housing

Evictions (Unlawful Detainer)
Learn about the eviction process with a guide for landlords, a guide for tenants, detailed instructions, forms, and resources.

Find information and resources regarding the foreclosure process.

Security Deposits
Learn about security deposits, what are valid legal reasons for a landlord to keep all or part of a security deposit, and how to go to court to ask for the return of a security deposit.

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Eviction cases in California

This guide includes information about:

The information is only for evictions from a home or apartment. Talk to a lawyer for help with commercial (business) evictions.

Resolving Your Unlawful Detainer (Eviction) Case in the California Courts

Resolving Your Unlawful Detainer (Eviction) Case in the California Courts provides information about the options for resolving disputes between landlords and tenants about the right to occupy real property. If you are a landlord or a tenant with such a dispute, watching this video may help. The video is part of a series that provides information about resolving specific types of cases through the normal court process and through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, which are usually less formal, less expensive, and less time consuming than a trial.

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