Civil Court

 
Civil cases involve a dispute between two or more parties over an injury, their rights, or their obligations. The Court's Civil Division handles non-criminal cases other than family, juvenile, and probate.
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  GENERAL INFORMATION

The Judicial Council's website has extensive information on different types of civil cases:

Small Claims - Cases for $10,000 or less

Limited Jurisdiction - Cases for $25,000 or less

Unlimited Jurisdiction - Cases for more than $25,000

Abuse and Harassment, including Domestic Abuse, Elder Abuse, and General Harassment

Adoption

Appeals

Eviction (Unlawful Detainer)

Gender Changes

Name Changes

  ALAMEDA COUNTY INFORMATION

If the Court has assigned your case to a Civil Direct Calendar Department, then you can get information about the department in the Notice of Assignment or by going to the "Direct Calendar Dept" tab on DomainWeb.

If the court has not assigned your case to a Civil Direct Calendar Department, then your case will be managed in Department 511 at the Hayward Hall of Justice. 
 

Small Claims

Abuse and Harassment

Getting Court Records

 

 

 
 

 

  LATEST NEWS

 NOTICE:  The clerk's office hours are  changing effective January 3,  2017. Click here for  more information.

 CIVIL COURT LOCATIONS


  COURT REPORTERS

The court does not provide official court reporters for most civil hearings and trials. The court does provide a reporter for law and motion in Departments 507, 511, 512, and 514. A party may bring a reporter to any hearing or trial. (Rule of Court 2.956; Local Rule 3.95.)

  ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

 

 

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