Alameda County Superior Court

Information about filing court documents in Alameda County, California


COVID-19: Because of coronavirus restrictions, court filings are currently being delivered to the court's dropbox. This may result in processing delays at the court.

Services

eFiling
Maximum file size: 125 MB per document / Unlimited per total transaction
Civil Limited (mandatory)
Civil Unlimited (mandatory)
Civil Complex (mandatory)
Small Claims (mandatory for represented parties)
eService  Available
Physical Filing
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / Unlimited total
 Family
 
Probate
Documents exempt from eFiling
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / Unlimited total
Available

Court locations

Court address Services
Oakland Administration Building
1221 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94612
 Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery same court day)
Berkeley Courthouse
2120 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
 Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Hayward Hall of Justice
24405 Amador Street
Hayward, CA 94544
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery same court day)
René C. Davidson Courthouse (Oakland Civil)
1225 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94612
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery same court day)

Contact information

Civil Division Phone number
Clerk's Office - Direct Calendaring, Complex, Asbestos 510-267-6911
Administration 510-690-2880
Family Division Phone number
Clerk's Office - UDs, Small Claims, CROs 510-267-6911
Clerk's Office - Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support 510-267-6923
Administration 510-690-2519
Probate Division Phone number
Clerk's Office 510-647-4439
Administration 510-690-2880

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Useful resources

Frequently asked questions

How to eFile filings under seal?

When eFiling both case initiations and subsequent filings:

The redacted version should be filed as the Lead document, and the unredacted version should be filed as "Miscellaneous (name extension)". Then name the document "unredacted- document name" in the title field. Example:

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How are Motions scheduled?

1. Use the Court Reservation System (CRS) to schedule before eFiling the Motion

2. Download the CRS receipt and attach to the Motion as the final page

3. Include the CRS receipt number on the Motion face page

4. Enter the CRS receipt number in the eFiling workflow

See more FAQs about the Court Reservation System>>

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How are fee waivers handled?

  • Fee waiver applications may be electronically filed in any authorized action or proceeding. CRC 2.52(f) 
  • Documents and fee waiver applications will be processed at the same time and can be submitted in the same transaction.
  • You will only be required to upload the Fee Waiver Application (FW-001), as the Order on Fee Waiver (FW-003) will be generated by the court electronically. 
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When are Courtesy Copies required?

  • For any filing in support of, in opposition to, or in connection with any motion or application
  • For regular motions:
    • Delivery must be made by noon the court day after the paper is filed, lodged or otherwise submitted. 
  • For in limine motions or matters on which the hearing will be within two court days of filing:
    • Delivery must be made the same day as filing. 
  • For ex parte motions, courtesy copies must be delivered consistent with each department’s ex parte schedule available on the Court’s Direct Calendaring page.
  • During a trial, motions, memoranda, and matters presented to the Court in writing for decision may be provided in open court in hard copy form after having been eFiled.
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Can proposed orders be eFiled?

Yes, proposed orders can be eFiled and will be returned through the EFSP after they have been reviewed and signed by a judicial officer.

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How are Writs and Abstracts handled?

Writs and abstracts cannot be submitted in the same transaction and must be submitted separately. The same applies if you have two Abstracts, they cannot be submitted together in the same transaction.

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Which documents are exempt from eFiling?

  • Bench Warrants
  • Subpoenaed documents
  • Bonds
  • Undertakings
  • Certified judgments
  • Out of State or Out of County Abstracts or Commissions
  • Sister State Judgments
  • Subpoenas for Out of State Actions
  • Payee Data Records
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