CIVIL DIRECT CALENDAR DEPARTMENTS
For information about a direct calendar department’s hearing dates and schedules for law and motion and ex parte applications, go to the “Direct Calendar Dept” tab on DomainWeb or check the case’s Notice of Assignment. You may also call or email the department.
EVICTIONS (UNLAWFUL DETAINERS) and OTHER CIVIL CASES
Evictions (unlawful detainers) and cases that are not assigned to a direct calendar department are managed by Department 511. Email is the best way to reserve a motion hearing date or an ex parte application date in Department 511. To obtain a reservation, email the Department 511 calendar clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- Case name/number,
- Party you represent,
- Proposed dates (include at least three proposed dates to reduce the risk of the court giving you a reservation date that does not work for you),
- Type of calendar (ex parte or law and motion), and
- Type of law and motion or ex parte (Demurrer, Motion to Compel, etc.).
Alternatively, a party can reserve a hearing date by calling the clerk at 510-690-2720, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Dept. 511 Law & Motion Schedule: Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
Hearings on motions scheduled in Dept. 511 may be held in Departments 507, 511, 512, or 514, all of which are at the Hayward Hall of Justice, 24405 Amador Street, Hayward.
Dept. 511 Ex Parte Schedule: Monday through Friday at 9:15 a.m.
SPECIAL NOTES FOR UNLAWFUL DETAINER CASES
Shorter Notice Periods May Apply. California Code of Civil Procedure Sections 1167.5, 1170.7, 1170.8, and other statutes set shorter notice periods for some motions in unlawful detainer cases.
Applications to Stay Evictions can be filed at any court location that accepts civil filings:
- René C. Davidson Courthouse (Oakland),
- Hayward Hall of Justice (Hayward), and
- George E. McDonald Hall of Justice (Alameda).
The court decides these applications without a hearing.
The Court usually issues tentative rulings two days before most law and motion matters. The court’s tentative ruling will become the order of the court unless the court has directed the parties to appear or a party gives notice of an intent to appear and argue the motion. Click here for more information about tentative rulings.