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   Due to the shelter-in-place order for Senator Feinstein’s memorial, Court services at the Civic Center Courthouse will be limited beginning, Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. until Friday, October 6, 2023 at 8:15 a.m. The ACCESS Center will resume normal operations on Monday, October 9th, 2023.  

Default Unit

Default Unit Information

The Default Unit processes the following:

UD-possession Judgments; UD-Money Judgments; Stipulated Judgments; Auto Deficiency; Common Counts- Open Book; Subrogation; Claim & Delivery; Bad Checks; Contracts; Personal Injury- Property Damage; 998 Offer to Compromise; Renewal of Judgment; Summary Judgments; Sister State Judgments; Labor Judgments, Judgment by State Bar, Confession of Judgment (CCP 1132), Summary Judgments-Criminal, and Summary Judgments-Tax Collector's Office. The Default Unit also schedules the hearing date for Default Prove-Up.

Email: if you need to contact the Default unit. Include the case number, case name, Judgment type and your status request in the body of the email.

Default Prove-Up Information

Default Judgment Prove-up Calendar is heard in Department 505 on WEDNESDAYS at 9:00 A.M., and FRIDAYS at 1:30 p.m.

Prove-Up hearing dates are obtained at the time of the submission of the motion to the Court. Cases mandated to e-filing must e-file the motion without a hearing date. It is recommended that if you have three (3) preferred dates, 60 to 90 days out, utilize the notes option. The clerk will select and schedule the hearing in accordance with CCP § 1005 and available calendar space. Courtesy copies of Default Prove-Up to be heard in Department 505 must be submitted with the clerk at the Default Window, Room 103.  After their hearing is scheduled, they can now email the department directly at

The fee for the noticed motion is $60. The fee to file a request to waive the appearance of witness is $20; by ex parte application is $60.

There’s also more information about e-filing documents for defaults on this link:

The moving party may obtain a copy of the filed motion with the hearing date from the Case Information page; select case query and enter the last six (6) digits of the case number; highlight the document needed and select “View Document”.

Counsel and parties can appear by videoconference and the public can view and/or listen to hearings, by clicking on the appropriate links below:

Department 505 Prove-Up Hearings

Meeting ID: 160 4132 4666

Passcode: 872834


  • Cases mandated to e-filing MUST be submitted electronically unless the party is a pro per (Effective 12/8/14 cases mandated to e-filing MUST be submitted electronically unless the party is a pro per).
  • UD matters involving restitution- default packet dropped off by 10:00 am will be ready for pick-up after 3 p.m. the same day. If submitted after 10 a.m., the default judgment will be ready after 3 p.m. the following Court day.
  • One of the main reasons a Default Judgment is rejected is due to ‘typos.' Please check your information on line 1a, 1b, and 1c on your CIV-100 form and make sure it matches the summons and complaint.
  • Many forms and checklists for requesting default judgments can now be utilized by going to the Local Forms page; select the appropriate form or checklist.
  • Most documents are imaged and are available for viewing by going to the Case Information page; go to case query to view your case, with the exception of UD cases that are restricted.

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