Orange County Superior Court

 

Locate the Orange County Superior Court

This resource explains everything you need to know about the Orange County Superior Court.  Whether you are looking to find the court’s different address locations, contact information, website, or phone number, it is below.  Contact the Orange County Superior Court system using one of the outlined contact methods here below.



What is the Orange County Superior Court and What Does it Do?

The Superior Court of Orange County serves the greater Orange County area of Southern California.  This area includes several large metropolitan municipalities, including Irvine, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Anaheim and the city of Orange. The Superior Court of Orange County is a state trial court that can hear both non-criminal and criminal cases at trial. 

The Orange County Superior Court system includes several individual courts, namely:

  • Central Justice Center
  • Lamoreaux Justice Center
  • Harbor Justice Center
  • North Justice Center
  • Superior Court Service Center
  • West Justice Center
  • Civil Complex Center

Services from the Orange County Court System

Account Services for Orange County Courts

Account services are currently limited for attorneys to use to access cases in which they are working with and requires registration and sign in. Other services are offered without a need to register or sign in, such as; case access, court reporter services, jury services, and paying traffic fines.

Case Access in Orange County

You can search for your case online! All you will need is to provide a full name or business name to locate a case. You can look at records, obtain the OC Pay number, and find upcoming hearing dates. If you are unable to locate your case online, contact the local clerk of courts office to get assistance.

How Can I Get Court Reporter Transcripts?

You can make a request for court reporter transcripts from the website. You will need to know the category (civil, criminal, family, or probate) and the case number. If you do not have your case number, you can locate it on the case access link. A court reporter will contact you in approximately one week and will give you the estimate on the cost. The website does not provide information regarding costs.


Pay a Traffic Fine in Orange County

Start the traffic fine payment process by searching with your OC Pay Number by using the case access lookup. If you have a printed citation, then the OC Pay # should be located on the upper right of the notice. You will then go to Online Services to click on Pay Fines and you will be redirected to a 3rd party site. You can pay with a credit or debit card. Cash or check payments will be accepted at the courthouse where your infraction was heard. If you are unable to find your OC Pay#, call your local clerk of courts office for assistance.

Orange County Jury Service

Everything you need to know about jury service is right on their website! You can respond to a summons, learn about the process, get information on your status, answer a questionnaire, and make a request to excuse or postpone service. Currently, jurors will receive compensation of $15 per day and 34 cents per mile. Jurors are not paid for the first day of service and jurors that are employed by a government agency (state or federal) will not receive mileage pay. Jurors will receive their payment three to five weeks after they have completed their service. It is important to note that if your summons puts you in a group number 5000-5999, you are considered a “call-in” juror. This means you will need to call the Friday before your summons starts and call-in each day to see if you are needed. The number is on your summons card that you received in the mail and you can check the status on the website as well.

 

Superior Court of Orange County Divisions

The divisions of the Superior Court are:

 

  • Appeals
  • Civil Procedures
  • Collections
  • Court Reporters
  • Criminal
  • Family Law
  • Grand Jury
  • Jury Services
  • Juvenile Services
  • Language Access
  • Probate
  • Revenue Recovery
  • Small Claims
  • Traffic Court – including Orange County red light tickets

Where are Orange County Superior Courts? What is the address of the Superior Court of Orange County?

 Addresses for each of the different courts in the Orange County Superior Court system are listed below.

Central Justice Center
700 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Lamoreaux Justice Center
341 The City Drive South,
Orange, CA 92868-3205

Harbor Justice Center
4601 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660-2595

North Justice Center
1275 North Berkeley Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-1258

Superior Court Service Center
27573 Puerta Real
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

West Justice Center
8141 13th Street
Westminster, CA 92683-4593

Civil Complex Center
751 West Santa Ana Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92701



Orange County Courthouse Docket

Orange county does make court calendars available. You will need your case ID and the division your case is being heard in. If you do not know your case ID, you can get that from Case Access or simply enter your full name. If you are unable to locate your case on the court calendar, verify your information with your lawyer or call the clerk of courts office for assistance.

Orange County Divorce Reports

The Family Law Division has made divorce reports from 1990 to date available online. If you need a copy of the divorce decree or reports, can also do that online or go to the courthouse and request them. There is a fee of 50 cents per page. You can try to print the decree from the website, if you don’t need a certified copy. If you need records from prior to 1990, you will need to go to the courthouse where the decree was finalized and request a copy.

Search by Name for Orange County Court Cases

You can search for your case online! All you will need is to provide a full name or business name to locate a case. You can look at records, obtain the OC Pay number, and find upcoming hearing dates.

View Orange County Case Records

By providing a name or business name, you can review records in the county for that entity. If you do not know the name, or an alias was used, you can review records by a time range. If you are still unable to locate the case, it’s advised to call the clerk of courts office for assistance.

Find Orange County Court Arrest Records

You cannot locate any arrest records on the website. If someone was arrested and there was a conviction, you can look up the criminal records. Otherwise, you may need to contact the local sheriff’s department to request an arrest record. There may be fees for providing that sort of information.

Orange County Superior Court Marriage License

Marriage licenses are not obtained through the court system but rather the Clerk Recorder. You will need to bring a valid identification card or driver’s license, come together, and fill out all necessary paperwork. If you are not together, you will not be able to obtain the marriage licens! The current fee is $61 and you can pay with a check, cash, or credit card.

Orange County Superior Court Calendar

The probate division is the only division that will post their court calendar. If you need to see court dates and you are not in the probate division, use Case Access to look up information regarding your case.

Orange County Superior Court Holidays

The court holidays are as follows:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Day
  • President Lincoln’s Day
  • President’s Day
  • Cesar Chavez Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day (and the day after)
  • Christmas Day

If you are unsure if the courts are opened, call the courthouse you are going to attend and ask about their hours and upcoming holiday closures. If there is inclement weather, always call first.

What is the Orange County Appellate Court?

The Appellate Court hears appeals for the following cases; traffic, misdemeanors (criminal), and a few civil cases. There are fees associated with the filing of an appeals and it’s highly recommended you speak with a lawyer, if possible. If you choose to appeal your case on your own, you must provide new evidence that wasn’t presented before that adds value to your argument.

Orange County Superior Court Hours, Phone Numbers and Address

Central Justice Center
700 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

657-622-6878

Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm

Lamoreaux Justice Center
341 The City Drive South,
Orange, CA 92868-3205

657-622-6878

Mon-Thurs 8am to 4pm, Fri 8am to 3pm

Harbor Justice Center
4601 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660-2595

657-622-5400

Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm

North Justice Center
1275 North Berkeley Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-1258

657-622-5600

Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm

Superior Court Service Center
27573 Puerta Real
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

657-622-5720

Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm

West Justice Center
8141 13th Street
Westminster, CA 92683-4593

657-622-5900

Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm

 

Civil Complex Center
751 West Santa Ana Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92701

657-622-6878

Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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