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Mandatory Face Covering Requirements:

 Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, all persons entering any court facility will be required to properly wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, regardless of their vaccination status.

Important Information:

Beginning June 15, 2021, all courthouses are open to the public and most in-person services are restored.

Tentative Rulings

Tentative Rulings

The Court has a tentative ruling procedure pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1308 and Alameda County Superior Court Local Rule 3.30.

What is a Tentative Ruling?

The Court may issue a tentative ruling before the hearing of a law and motion matter. The tentative ruling will become the order of the Court, and no hearing will be held, unless a party contests the tentative ruling.

How Do I Find a Tentative Ruling?

Tentative rulings are available on the Internet and by telephone.  In some cases, such as recently filed unlawful detainer (eviction) cases, tentative rulings may only be available by telephone.   

Tentative Rulings Online

To find a tentative ruling online, you can search by department number or by case number.  Go to eCourt Public Portal and proceed through the following steps:  

  1. Log into eCourt Public Portal
  2. Case Search
  3. Enter the Case Number and select "Search"
  4. Select the Case Name
  5. Select the Tentative Rulings Tab
  6. Select "View"

How Do I Contest a Tentative Ruling?

Notify the Court and all the other parties no later than 4:00 PM one court day before the scheduled hearing, and briefly identify the issues you wish to argue through the following steps.

  1. Log into eCourt Public Portal
  2. Case Search
  3. Enter the Case Number and select "Search"
  4. Select the Case Name
  5. Select the Tentative Rulings Tab
  6. Select "Click to Contest this Ruling"
  7. Enter your Name and Reason for Contesting
  8. Select "Proceed"

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