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Document Guidelines

Document Guidelines - Drop Box

Properly completed documents that are accompanied by the correct filing fee (if applicable) and are time-stamped at the Drop Box by 4:00 p.m. will be filed as of the date received.

Documents time-stamped after 4:00 p.m. or which are not time stamped, will be filemarked with a date of the next business day.

Important Notes

  • The top page of each set of documents must be time-stamped.
  • Documents with upcoming hearing dates must indicate the hearing date and the department number on the first page of the document [CRC 311 (b)].
  • Motions and order to show cause documents that do not have a reserved court date must be submitted for filing during normal hours of operation which are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Incomplete or incorrect documents will be returned to the originating party without filing. A self-addressed stamped envelope must accompany copies for conforming, if you desire your conformed copies to be returned by mail.

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