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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 https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-bill-rights/.

General voter information can be found on the website of the Orange County Registrar of Voters, Bob Page, at https://www.ocvote.com/vc/web/voting

Local and State Rules of Court

Local Rules of Court

This site contains the current edition of the Local Rules of the Superior Court, County of Orange. They are subject to change due to changes in statewide rules, statutes, or local business practices.

The effective date of these rules is January 1, 2024

Preface to Local Rules - Civility Guidelines

Table of Contents

Division 1 - Court Organization

  • Chapter 1 - Governance
  • Chapter 2 - Presiding Judge and Assistant Presiding Judge (Selection and Authority)
  • Chapter 3 - Executive Committee (Selection and Authority)
  • Chapter 4 - Media
  • Chapter 5 - Court Reporter Services

Division 2 - Superior Court Personnel

  • Chapter 1 - Executive Officer/Clerk of the Court
  • Chapter 2 - Court Reporter Services [Repealed]
  • Chapter 3 - Compensation - Court Personnel
  • Chapter 4 - Disciplinary/Grievance Proceedings
  • Chapter 5 - Conflict of Interest Code
  • Chapter 6 - Emergencies and Evacuations
  • Appendix A

Division 3 - Civil Rules

  • Chapter 1 - Civil Cases over $25,000
  • Chapter 2 - Civil Disputes $25,000 and under
  • Chapter 3 - Small Claims
  • Chapter 4 - All Civil Cases
  • Appendix A - Summary of Required Filings

Division 4 - Civil (Cases over $25,000)

Division 5 - Appellate Division

Division 6 - Probate

  • Table of Contents by Chapter
  • Chapter 1 - General Information
  • Chapter 2 - General Notice Requirements
  • Chapter 3 - Appointment of Personal Representatives
  • Chapter 4 - Probate Referees/Inventories and Appraisals
  • Chapter 5 - Creditors' Claims
  • Chapter 6 - Sales
  • Chapter 7 - Miscellaneous Petitions
  • Chapter 8 - Accounts, Compensation and Distributions
  • Chapter 9 - Joint Tenancies and Life Estates
  • Chapter 10 - Guardianships
  • Chapter 11 - Conservatorships
  • Chapter 12 - Trusts (Vacated)
  • Chapter 13 - Blocked Accounts

Division 7 - Family Law

Division 8 - Criminal

  • Chapter 1 - Felony Cases
  • Chapter 2 - Misdemeanor Cases

Division 9 - Juvenile Court

Division 10 - LOCAL EMERGENCY RULE 1

  • Appendix A has been repealed as of 7/1/19

Index

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