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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

COVID-19 Response

Court Operations and Covid-19 Information

The courthouses of Orange County Superior Court are open for in-person services. Some hearings will continue to be conducted remotely by video appearance. Please ensure you review the case-type information below before traveling to a courthouse.

Members of the public are no longer required to wear a mask/facial covering when entering Court facilities regardless of vaccination status, but the use of masks/face coverings is still strongly recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

The Court continues to require certain safety measures for COVID-19 exposure. Therefore, in compliance with state and local guidelines, orders, and ordinances, persons who test positive for COVID-19 or display symptoms (irrespective of vaccination status) that are consistent with COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Court facilities for at least five days, from the start of symptoms or date of testing, if asymptomatic. (Please click on the link to the latest Administrative Order with details on this subject).

Given the fluid nature of the COVID-19 crisis, you are encouraged to frequently check this website for the most up to date information.

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Covid-19 News, Orders and Related Information

Document Name Date Issued Time Issued

Presiding Judge Erick Larsh Urges Bar and Litigants to Use Remote Appearance Opportunities as COVID-19 Incidents Increase

01/04/22 2:00pm

UPDATE: Mask Requirement in Orange County Superior Court Expanded to All Justice Centers

07/30/21 12:00pm

UPDATE: Mask Requirement in Orange County Superior Court’s Harbor Justice Center Extended

07/28/21 12:00pm

Masks Required In Orange County Superior Court’S Central Justice Center

07/25/21 02:00pm

Masks Required in Orange County Superior Court’s Harbor Justice Center

07/13/21 04:00pm

Court to Modify Current Pandemic Precautions & Procedures

06/15/21 10:00pm

Collections Payment Services Extended Hours Terminated

05/18/21 10:00pm

Court Begins to Restore Some In-person Appearances

02/08/21 10:00pm

Revised Public Notice of Reduced Court Clerk's Friday Office Hours

8/28/20 2:30pm

Notice of Reduced Court Clerk's Friday Office Hours

8/26/20 12:00pm

Court Adds Family Law Self-Represented Cases to Online Counter Service Self-Scheduling Application

8/26/20 12:00pm

Court Notices Defendants About DMV Hold Reinstatements

8/13/20 10:00am

Court Set’s Up Triage Booths to Serve Public’s Needs

6/30/20 1:00pm

Court Adds Collections of Fines and Fees for Traffic and Criminal Matters to Counter Service Self-Scheduling App

6/15/20 11:00am

West Justice Center to Be Closed on Friday, June 5

6/05/20 8:00am

Jury Press Release

6/03/20 5:00pm

Jury Press Release

5/22/20 3:00pm

Orange County Superior Court Announces Soft Re-Opening

5/21/20 12:00pm

WebEx Instructions

5/21/20 7:00am

Traffic Citations DMV - Driver’s Licenses License Holds Released Temporarily

5/18/20 9:00am

Orange County Trial Lawyers Association donates 1,000 protective face masks to the Superior Court

05/12/20 12:00pm

Court Closure Extended to May 22 (COVID-19)

04/24/20 5:30pm

Traffic Citations Hearings & Compliance Due Dates

4/10/20 2:30pm

Additional Emergency Protocols

04/09/20 1:00pm

Instructions for the Use of Microsoft Teams Conference Software

04/09/20 2:30pm

COVID-19 Court Closure - Emergency Protocols

03/30/20 8:30am

Update on Court Closure Dates Due to COVID-19

03/27/20 5:30pm

Document Name Order No. Version No. Issued Date Duration
2nd Amended Administrative Order 20/17 Required Safety Measures for COVID-19 Exposure 20/17 1 04/14/2023  
Administrative Order 22-02 Masks Required In Designated Court Areas 22/02 1 05/17/2022 -
1st Amended Administrative Order 20-17 Required Safety Measures for COVID-19 Exposure 20/17 1 04/08/2022 -
Amended Administrative Order 20-17 Required Safety Measures for COVID-19 Exposure 20/17 1 03/08/2022 -
Rescinding 5th Amended Administrative Order 20-16 Face Coverings No Longer Required in Court 20/16 1 03/01/2022 -
Fifth Amended Administrative Order 20-16 Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings in Court 20/16 1 02/15/2022 -
Fourth Amended Administrative Order No. 20/16 Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings In Court 20/16 1 07/30/2021 -
Amended Administrative Order No. 21/10 Required Face Coverings In Harbor Justice Center 21/10 1 07/28/2021 -
Administrative Order No. 21/11 Required Face Coverings In Central Justice Center 21/11 1 07/25/2021 -
Administrative Order No. 21/10 Required Face Coverings In Harbor Justice Center 21/10 1 07/13/2021 -
Administrative Order 21_09 Extension of Educational Deadlines and Terms of Temporary Judges 21/09 1 06/29/2021 -
Administrative Order 21/08: Public Access to Criminal Proceedings 21/08 1 06/25/2021 -
Third Amended Administrative Order 20_16: Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings in Court 20/16 3 06/18/2021 -

Sports And Exercise Prohibition Order

20/21 1 04/07/21 -

Supplemental Trial Court Implementation Emergency Order COVID-19

- 1 02/10/21 -

Limiting In-Person Access to Court Properties

21/04 1 01/22/21 -

Suspension of Civil and Probate In-Person Trials

20/28 1 12/11/20 -

Procedure For Mandatory Attorney Participation in Contact Tracing

20/26 1 12/10/20 -

Supplemental Trial Court Implementation Emergency Order COVID-19

- 3 07/15/20 -

Second Amended Administrative Order Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings in Court

20/16 2 07/15/20 -

Emergency Administrative Order for Emergency Bail Reductions and Own Recognizance

20/20 1 06/19/20 -

Emergency Administrative Order for Emergency Bail Reductions and Own Recognizance

20/10 1 03/27/20 -

Temporary Procedure To Establish Good Cause To Conduct Civil and Probate Jury Trials

20/18 1 06/17/20 -

Procedure for Granting In Person Public Access to Criminal Jury Trials

20/19 1 06/17/20 -

Amended Administrative Order Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings in Court

20/16 2 06/17/20 -

Supplemental Trial Court Implementation Emergency Order COVID-19

- 2 06/17/20 -

Supplemental Trial Court Implementation Emergency Order COVID-19

- 1 06/05/20 -

Amended Fourth Implementation Order

- 1 05/27/20 -

Required Safety Measures for COVID-19 Exposure

20/17 1 05/27/20 End of SAH +90 days

Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings in Court

20/16 1 05/21/20 End of SAH +90 days

Amended Implementation of Emergency Order (3rd) Court Closure 4/27/20 to 5/22/20

20/13 1 04/28/20 05/22/20

Implementation of Emergency Order (3rd) Court Closure 4/27/20 to 5/22/20

20/13 1 04/24/20 05/22/20

Court Closure – Supplemental Emergency Order – Chief Justice – COVID 19 – 4/27/20 to 5/22/20

20/13 1 04/24/20 05/22/20

Order Extending EPOs 30 days and GVROs 90 days

20/13 1 04/10/20 05/10/20

Closing Non-Essential Proceedings 3/17/20-4/24/20 and Extending Letters

20/07 2 04/08/20 superseded

Closure of Non-Critical Hearings until 4/24/20 and Identifying Essential Juvenile Procedures

20/05 3 04/07/20 superseded

Jury Trial 60 day Suspension Absent Good Cause

20/11 1 04/02/20 06/01/20

Closure of Non-Critical Hearings until 4/24/20 and Identifying Essential Juvenile Procedures

20/05 2 04/07/20 superseded

Implementation Order (Supplemental) re: Critical Hearings and Suspending Non-Critical Proceedings

- 3 03/30/20 superseded

Implementation of Emergency Order (2nd) Court Closure 3/20/20 to 4/24/20

- 2 03/27/20 superseded

Prioritizing Essential Proceedings and Suspending Civil Family and Probate Proceedings 60 days

20/9 2 03/24/20 superseded

Closing Non-Essential Proceedings and Extending Orders 3/17/20-3/27/20

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Closing Non-Essential Proceedings and Extending Orders 3/17/20-3/27/20

- 1 - -

Implementation of Emergency Order (1st) Court Closure 3/17/20 to 3/27/20

- 1 03/16/2020 superseded

Implementation of Emergency Order Court Closure 3/17/20 to 3/27/20

- 1 03/16/2020 superseded

For previous Court Notices & Administrative Orders visit our archive by clicking HERE

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