Landlord/Tenant Ex-Parte Hearing

Scheduling a Hearing for Unlawful Detainer (Ex Parte and Motion)

Effective November 1, 2021, all Unlawful Detainer matters will be heard in Department 501. Department links will also be updated on or before November 1, 2021

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 an approved fee waiver on file. 

Ex-parte filings must be filed with the Business Office no later than noon the day before the hearing.

All Unlawful Detainer cases are assigned and heard in the Central Division.  To schedule an ex-parte, please call the number below, or visit the Civil Business Office.

Noticed Motion

You are required to file the original motion and proof of service with the court.  The California Rules of Court state how to prepare the motion and references filing deadlines. There is a fee for the motion, payable at the time of filing, unless you have an approved fee waiver on file.
 
To schedule a noticed motion call the numbers listed below.

Please Note: Effective April 15, 2021, pursuant to the General Order of the Presiding Department: In Re Procedures Regarding Electronically Imaged Court Records, Electronic Filing, and Access to Electronic Court Records in Civil and Probate Cases, and San Diego Superior Court (SDSC) Local Rule 2.1.4, all filings submitted by attorneys for represented parties in all limited and unlimited civil case types must be submitted electronically through one of the court’s approved e-filing service providers (“EFSPs”), with exceptions for specific documents.

 

Location Phone Number Schedule
Ex-Parte Noticed Motion

Central

 

For departments other than the Unlawful Detainer Department, click here. You will be routed to Assigned Judges page in most cases, you will need to reserve a date with the Independent Calendar Clerk.

For the Limited Unlawful Detainer Department call:

(619) 450-7371

Ex-Parte & Motion Phone Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For case questions, please contact the Business Office at (619) 450-7275.

 

Monday - Friday at 1:30 p.m.

For Unlimited Unlawful Detainer Motion matters, dates and times may be obtained by calling the Independent Calendar Department assigned to the case.

Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

For Unlimited Unlawful Detainer Motion matters, dates and times may be obtained by calling the Independent Calendar Department assigned to the case.