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Find the zipcode or city name where the person or company you are suing lives or does business, or where the incident occurred. Click on the venue link for the court location and address where your case should be filed.
*Central Division includes several facilities; see Exceptions below.
Exceptions: The following table provides a non-exhaustive summary list of the exceptions to filing districts pursuant to the San Diego Superior Court Rules. Refer to these rules, available on the court's website (www.sdcourt.ca.gov), for more information.
Adoptions will be filed in Central or North Divisions in accordance with the Zip Code List. For purposes of adoptions, East and South Divisions are included in Central Division and Central refers to the Juvenile Court facility located at 2851 Meadow Lark Drive, San Diego CA 92123.
For purposes of civil limited and unlimited cases, including collection and unlawful detainer actions, East and South are included in the Central Division, at the 330 West Broadway location, Room 225.
Civil – Civil Harassment and Elder Abuse
For purposes of seeking civil harassment and elder or dependent adult abuse restraining orders, the applications should be filed in accordance with the Zip Code List.
Civil - California Environmental Quality Cases (CEQA)
For purposes of CEQA cases only, East and South Divisions are included in Central Division. All other zip codes will be filed in accordance with the Zip Code List.
Civil - Construction Defect
All cases primarily involving construction defect claims will be filed in Central Division through the court-approved e-filing vendor.
Civil - False Claim Actions
False claim actions will be filed in Central Division.
Cases arising in Coronado will be filed in South Division. Cases arising in Del Mar will be filed in North Division. All other zip codes will be filed in accordance with the Zip Code List.
Criminal - Habeas Corpus and Error Coram Nobis Petitions
Petitions for writ of habeas corpus, error coram nobis, and subsequent pleadings will be filed in the location in which the underlying case was or is pending. Petitions for an inmate at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility concerning a condition of confinement will be filed in South Division. Petitions challenging a parole eligibility finding will be filed as designated by the zip code of where the case was adjudicated.
Criminal - Indictments
The return and filing of indictments will be filed in Central Division.
For purposes of Family Law cases, Central refers to the Family Court facility located at 1555 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.
Juvenile - Delinquency
All delinquency cases will be filed in Central Division. For purposes of delinquency cases, Central refers to the Juvenile Court facility located at 2851 Meadow Lark Drive, San Diego CA 92123.
Juvenile - Dependency
Juvenile dependency cases are filed pursuant to a separate list which is maintained by the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court.
All mental health cases will be filed in Central Division.
All probate cases will be filed in the Central Division.
For purposes of Small Claims cases, East, North, and South are included in the Central Division at the 330 West Broadway location.
Traffic - Adult
Cases arising in Coronado will be filed in South Division. Cases arising in Del Mar will be filed in North Division. All other zip codes will be filed in accordance with the Zip Code List. For purposes of Traffic cases, Central refers to Kearny Mesa facility located at 8950 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123.
Traffic - Juvenile
Traffic and minor offense violations charged agains juveniles (under 18 years) will be filed in the Juvenile Court of the Central Division. Exceptions listed in local rule 1.2.2(H) will be filed in the adult traffic and minor offense department of the respective court division.