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OC Superior Court - Information Regarding Coronavirus and Court Operations

The Orange County Superior Court is closed to the public, with minimal exceptions for time sensitive matters, or matters pertaining to the safety and security of the community.

Over the coming days and weeks the Court may be frequently changing the services available to the public. The Court is mindful of the balance that must be maintained between the timely administration of justice and protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, justice partners, and the Orange County community. Given the fluid nature of this Covid-19 crisis, and the ever-changing availability of resources, you are encouraged to frequently check this website. For the most up to date information, please see below.

If you have any questions regarding the closure of the Court, you can submit your question here: Court Closure Questions.

Information on this page is subject to change frequently as determined necessary by the court.  For this reason, parties should check this site regularly. 

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COVID-19 Court News & Information 

Criminal Law - UPDATE – April 2, 2020 - 8:30 a.m    
Self-Help – UPDATE – March 30, 2020 – 8:30 a.m.    
Court Closure Extended to April 24 (COVID-19)- UPDATE – March 27, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.    
Restraining Orders, Evictions, Small Claims, Civil Limited, Unlimited, Complex - UPDATE – March 27, 2020 – 2:30 p.m.    
Family Law - UPDATE – March 26, 2020 – 8:30 a.m.    
Juvenile Law - UPDATE – March 24, 2020 – 9:30 a.m.    
Jury Services – UPDATE – March 24, 2020 – 9:30 a.m.    
Probate/Mental Health – UPDATE - March 23, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.     

For previous media releases visit our archive by clicking HERE

COVID-19 Administrative Orders

Supplemental Trial court Implementation Emergency Order – March 30, 2020- 5:00 p.m.    
Juvenile Court General Order No. 5 – March 30, 2020- 5:00 pm.    
Second Trial Court Implementation Emergency Order COVD-19 - March 27, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.    
Administrative Order for Emergency Bail Reductions and Own Recognizance March 27, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.    
Amended Administrative Order 20/09 Re: Compliance with Chief -Justice Tani-Cantil Sakauye's Order – March 24, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.    
Amended Probate Order Regarding Court Closure – March 23, 2020 – 5:20 p.m.  
Family Law Order Regarding Court Closure – March 23, 2020    
Amended Civil Order Regarding Court Closure – March 23, 2020  
Revised Criminal and Traffic Plans During Closure – March 19, 2020 – 5:15 p.m.    

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

Other Related COVID 19 Information

HCA – COVID – 19 What you should know.    
CDC – Coronavirus Information.