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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: Civil: Landlord/Tenant: Landlord/Tenant Ex-Parte Hearing
Scheduling a Hearing for Unlawful Detainer (Ex Parte and Motion)

Ex Parte

An ex parte hearing is an urgent matter and is requested by one party with short notice to the opposing party. Notice to the opposing party must be provided by 10:00 a.m. the day before the ex parte hearing. There is a fee for the ex parte hearing payable at the time of filing, unless you have a waiver of fee on file. 

In North County, schedule a hearing in person at the Civil Business Office.  For downtown San Diego, call or visit the Civil Business Office.

Noticed Motion

A noticed motion is when the opposing party is given advance notice of the hearing.  You must serve the other party or their lawyer with a copy of your motion.  Service to the other party or their lawyer may be done either by mail or in person.  File the original motion and proof of service with the court.  The California Rules of Court states how to prepare and when to file documents.  There is a fee for the motion payable at the time of filing, unless you have a waiver of fee on file. 

To schedule a noticed motion call the numbers listed below.

Location Phone Number Schedule
Ex-Parte Noticed Motion

(619) 450-7275

  • Monday - Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at  9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday - Friday at 1:15 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
    For other departments, click here for the department Independent Calendar Clerk phone number. Hearing dates and times may be obtained by calling the Independent Calendar Department assigned to the case.

    East County

    (619) 456-4100

    Monday-Friday at 1:25 p.m.

    North County

    (760) 201-8600

    Monday - Friday at 1:15 p.m.
    Monday - Thursday at 1:15 p.m.

    Under certain circumstances, the moving party may request a continuance by phone.

    South County

    619) 746-6200

    Monday - Friday at 9:00 a.m.

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