Landlord/Tenant (Unlawful Detainer):
Effective May 1, 2023, Unlawful Detainer parties wishing to appear remotely for evidentiary hearings must apply to the court for a remote appearance. For non-evidentiary hearings, parties may appear remotely with notice to the court. Any party wishing to appear remotely must serve all other parties and comply with Code of Civil Procedure 367.75 - external link and the court retains discretion to require in person appearances for all types of hearings.
Unlawful Detainer Process to Request Remote Appearance
Effective June 1, 2022, the clerk’s office will be open to the public. However, due to the continuing backlog, a cursory review of all documents will be conducted on-site, but documents will not be processed immediately unless they are urgent requests. Parties will submit their documents after review and will receive copies of filings via U.S. Mail or email after processed and filed.
For general information, please email the Unlawful Detainer Division at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (916) 875-7746.
Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.
For legal assistance, please email the Advisory Clinic at SCUDAdvisors@saccourt.ca.gov
or call (916) 875-7846.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.
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- Location and Hours - Carol Miller Justice Center
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Night Court services at the Carol Miller Justice Center (CMJC) are provided remotely on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 6: 15 p.m. If the 2nd Wednesday of the month is a court holiday, Night Court will occur on the 2nd Thursday of that same month. Services provided include: video hearings and Mediation and Advisory Clinic Workshop utilizing Zoom, a video conferencing application.
Please note: Interpreter services are not currently available during the Night Court hours.
For an Advisory Clinic Workshop, click HERE or contact the Advisory Clinic at SCUDAdvisors@saccourt.ca.gov or call (916) 875-7846.
For more information regarding Night Court Mediation, contact the Mediation Program at SCUDAdvisors@saccourt.ca.gov or call (916) 875-7843.
Public kiosks are located on the 2nd floor of the Carol Miller Justice Center in the Small Claims Department/Unlawful Detainer Department.