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Where to File Your Case or Petition
Find the zip code or city name where the person or company you are suing lives or does business, or where the incident occurred. The complaint should be filed in the corresponding court location (venue).
Filing by Fax
Local Rule of Court 2.5.2 governs the filing of documents by fax.
- Filing via a fax filing agency: The court will accept for filing all documents submitted by fax filing agencies, except those specified in the California Rules of Court.
- Presentation by direct fax (civil limited cases): Any document not required to be accompanied by a payment may be filed directly by fax. The numbers for direct fax filing may be obtained by contacting the assigned business office.
The business office will not provide conformed copies unless a request is submitted to the court with a self-addressed envelope stamped and a total fee for copies of the faxed document.
Monthly payments for fees may be submitted by credit card through the online payment system. Enter the case number exactly as printed on your Payment Notice, and your date of birth as instructed on the online payment link, by the due date. Failure to make timely payments as ordered by the court may result in a referral to a collection agency for any unpaid fees, and/or in a dismissal of your case.