4th District Court of Appeal

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Effective May 1, 2014
The Fourth District will be serving opinions in all civil cases by email only. This expands the existing pilot project and final litigation areas may soon follow.

Effective April 2, 2014
The Fax Filing Program will be discontinued and those documents may now be submitted through the E-Filing page.

Effective April 1, 2014
The fee for preparation of a CD of oral argument will be $40.00.  Please see our Practices and Procedures page for procedures in each Division.

Beginning March 3, 2014
The Fourth District will be emailing opinions in all adult criminal cases. If this pilot project is successful other litigation areas will soon follow.

Effective January 1, 2014
Counsel arguing before the court or parties representing themselves will be permitted to bring in a laptop or tablet for use during oral argument in Division One and Division Three.  Devices must be silenced and placed in “airplane mode”* 

No Audio or Video recording or the taking of photographs is allowed unless approved pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 1.150. Cellular or smart phones are not permitted in the courtroom at any time.  Any person who fails to comply with these restrictions will be removed from the courtroom.

*Airplane Mode is a setting that when activated, suspends the devices wireless features and limits interference with the courtroom sound system.


All divisions are now accepting e-Filings. Click to e-File now.

Case Information

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About Us

The 4th District is unique in that it is divided into three geographical divisions.

  • Division One is located in San Diego and has jurisdiction over matters from Imperial and San Diego Counties.
  • Division Two is located in Riverside and has jurisdiction over matters from Inyo, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.
  • Division Three is located in Santa Ana and has jurisdiction over matters from Orange County


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Contact Info

4th District Div 1
750 B Street, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92101

Clerk's Office: (619) 744-0760
Fax: (619) 645-2495

4th District Div 2
3389 Twelfth Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: (951) 782-2500
Fax: (951) 248-0235

4th District Div 3
601 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, California 92701

Clerk's Office (714) 571-2600
Fax: (714) 664-0897
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