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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

Extensions

Can I Request an Extension on My Ticket?

You can request an extension on your:
  • Traffic ticket arraignment date (the date at the bottom of your ticket or Violation Information Notice)
  • Traffic school completion date
  • Payment plan on your bail forfeiture (bail forfeiture means paying the amount of the ticket without seeing a judge)

If you are not delinquent, then you do not have to see the judge to make this request. This can be done online, on the phone, or in person by the clerk at any of the court locations.

Can I Request an Extension on a Fine?

You can request an extension on your:
  • Fine due date
  • Payment plan on your fine
If you are not delinquent, you do not have to see the judge to make this request. This can be done by mail, or in person by the clerk:

Call: (877) 872-2122

Visit: Visit the Collections Office at one of court locations

Write a letter to: (NOTE: not recommended due to time delay)
Superior Court of California County of Orange
P.O. Box 7460
Newport Beach, CA 92658 - 7460

To conduct court business via online services, which includes requesting an extension, establishing a payment plan or making a payment, submitting electronic correspondence, submitting proof of correction online, reserving a court date, or setting up automatic reminders for your case(s), access My Court Portal as a guest user or create an account.

Can I Request a Continuance of my Trial Date?

Because you have the right to a speedy trial, you must see the judge to request a continuance of your trial date. you must make a reservation to see the judge.

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