Reference Guide - Where Cases are Heard

To determine at which court facility your documents should be filed, please refer to the list of case prefixes.

Please note that occasionally cases are moved to another region for the convenience of the court or the parties. In those instances, documents should be filed in the court facility where your case is heard - which may be different than the prefix assigned to the case. The register of actions can be reviewed to determine the courtroom or department where your case is heard and the reference guide indicates the facility where each courtroom or department is located.

Appeals

Pursuant to Local Rule 8005, regardless of the region or courthouse in which the judgment or appealable order was issued:

In all appeals to the Court of Appeal, all notices of appeal and documents concerning the designation and preparation of the record may be filed at any courthouse within Riverside County.

To expedite processing, parties are encouraged to file notices of appeal and related documents in the Appeals Department located at the Hall of Justice in Riverside, 4100 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501.

Notices of appeal and related documents may be fax filed to the Appeals Department at 951.777.3727 at no charge.

In all appeals to the Appellate Division of the Riverside County Superior Court, all notices of appeal and all subsequent documents shall be filed at the Hall of Justice in Riverside.

Infractions:

All notices of appeal and all subsequent documents shall be filed at the courthouse in which judgment was issued.

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