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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 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 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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