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Court System Information

Irvine Police Department works with various courts to handle the needs of our citizens. Our jurisdictional court is Harbor Justice Center.   They handle most misdemeanor and some felony cases brought against adults including traffic violations. Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach Facility is located at 4601 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660-2595; you may contact them by calling (657) 622-5400. Civil and Small Claims cases are filed and heard at the Harbor Justice Center, Laguna Hills Facility, located at 23141 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1251; you may contact them by calling (657) 622-5700. The web site for both Harbor Justice Center locations is: www.occourts.org 

Lamoreaux Justice Center hears both criminal and civil cases brought against minors and other cases involving families, including petitions for custody and support. For more information call their office at (657) 622-5500,  or you may access their website at: http://www.occourts.org/locations/ljc.html
 


Dissolution of Marriage-Divorce

For Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce), contact the Family Law Court, Superior Court of California, Orange County located at Orange County Superior Court, Lamoreaux Justice Center, 341 The City Drive, 7th Floor, Orange, CA  92868.

 

For more information, call the Lamoreaux Justice Center at (657) 622-5500, or visit their website: http://www.occourts.org/locations/ljc.html.   


Jury Duty

Jury Services take place at the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, and may be contacted by mail at Superior Court of California, County of Orange, Jury Services, PO BOX 1970, Santa Ana,  CA  92702-1970

 

Jury Services may be contacted by phone at (714) 834-7000.


For more information, visit their website at 
http://www.occourts.org/directory/jury-services/


Legal Aid

The Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) provides free legal and tax-related services to eligible individuals who reside in Orange County. Specific service criteria vary by subject matter and change over time, so please contact LASOC with specific questions.

 

For more information contact The Legal Aid Society of Orange County at 2101 North Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA  92705, or call them at 1-800-834-5001, or (714) 571-5200, or visit their website at www.legal-aid.com.  


Probate Court

The Orange County Superior Court is a trial court that operates in seven court facilities throughout Orange County.  The Court handles matters that include Probate and Mental Health Probate/ Mental HealthThe Probate and Mental Health Court Probate/Mental Health Court is located at Orange County Superior Court, Lamoreaux Justice Center, 341 The City Drive, Orange, CA  92868

 

For general information regarding Probate and Mental Health Court Probate/ Mental Health Court, call the Orange County Superior Court, Lamoreaux Justice Center at (657) 622-5500, or visit the website at www.occourts.org 


Sheriff's Office

The Orange County Sheriff’s  (County of Orange) Administrative Offices are located at 550 North Flower St., Santa Ana, CA  92703.  For information call (714) 647-7000, once again, that number to call is (714) 647-7000, or visit their website at www.ocsd.org 


Small Claims Court

The Harbor Justice Center, Laguna Hills Facility (The Superior Court of California, Orange County), serves Irvine and surrounding cities for Small Claims Court.

 

The Harbor Justice Center is located at 23141 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1251.  The Small Claims Court may be contacted at (657) 622-8671.  The general information number for the Harbor Justice Center is (657) 622-5700. For more information, visit their website at www.occourts.org.   


Subpoenas

Subpoenas for records and information are served to the City Clerk's Office, located on the third floor of City Hall, and processed by the Office of Records and Information. For information call (949) 724-6205. 


Traffic Court

If you received a cititation in Irvine, Traffic Court is conducted at Harbor Justice Center (Newport Beach Facility), located at 4601 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA  92660-2595.  Their office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  You can reach them at 1-877-872-2122. 

There are several alternatives for paying traffic court fees:

 

By the court website: 
http://www.occourts.org/directory/traffic/payments-extensions.html 

By telephone
using a Visa, Discover or MasterCard: Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach Facility 1-877-872-2122. By Mail with payment by check, money order or credit card.  Make the check payable to the "Clerk of the Court."  Write your citation number on the check or money order. If you want to attend traffic school, write Traffic School on the check or money order.  If you want to pay by Visa, Discover or MasterCard, mail the payment to the court listed on your citation.

 

In Person at the court location marked on your citation. Plan to appear on or before the date and time of your scheduled appearance. There is no grace period. Payment to the court can be with cash, money order, Visa, Discover or MasterCard. Please remember to bring your Driver's License or ID and your paper­work that has your case or citation number on it, and proof of insurance. Call the telephone numbers listed above for informa­tion regarding the court's location and hours. 

 


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