Schedule a Hearing

Scheduling a Hearing (Ex Parte and Noticed Motion)

For information on how virtual appearances may be made, please refer to the Civil Independent Calendar Hearings link.

Ex parte hearing

An ex parte hearing is urgent 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.

Noticed Motion

A noticed motion is when the opposing party was 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 state how to prepare and when to file documents. There is a fee payable for the motion at the time of filing, unless you have a waiver of fee on file.

Please note that law and motion matters are heard by appointment ONLY in all civil IC departments as per Local Rule 2.1.19. Unscheduled motions will not be heard.

Effective December 4, 2020, reservations for most Civil Independent Calendar Department motions may be made using the Court’s Reserve a Motion Date application which can be accessed by clicking here or the link on the Court’s homepage under Online Services.To schedule a hearing, call the numbers listed below.

Location

Department/Phone Number

Schedule

Ex-Parte

Noticed Motion

Central Departments 60 and 61:
Call the Civil Business Office
(619) 450-7275
Hearing dates and times vary by department.

Ex-Parte reservations may be obtained by calling the assigned Independent Calendar Department.

Click here for department assignments and contact information for the Hall of Justice.
Effective December 4, 2020, reservations for most Civil Independent Calendar Department motions may be made using the Court’s Reserve a Motion Date application.

Cases assigned to Department 60 or 61 are not currently eligible for the Court’s Reserve a Motion Date application.

Hearing dates and times may be obtained by calling the Independent Calendar Department assigned to the case. Hearings may not be continued by phone.
For other departments, click here for the department Independent Calendar Clerk phone number.
North County Dept 27: (760) 201-8704 Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:30 a.m.
Effective December 4, 2020, reservations for most Civil Independent Calendar Department motions may be made using the Court’s Reserve a Motion Date application.

Hearing dates and times may also be obtained by calling the Independent Calendar Department assigned to the case.

Under certain circumstances, the moving party may request a continuance by phone. Check with the Calendar Clerk.
Dept 28: (760) 201-8704 Mondays and Wednesdays
8:30 a.m.
Dept 31: (760) 201-8703 Tuesday - Thursday
8:30 a.m.
Dept 29: (760) 201-8703 Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:30 a.m.
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.