Commissioner Ex Parte Department

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Ex Parte matters are heard on Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the County City Building, Courtroom 105. The Ex Parte Department, including Ex Parte Mail, handles agreed orders, defaults, other uncontested orders, and, emergency motions. Local rules require that certain orders be submitted electronically. For further details please read the Ex Parte Policy. Ex Parte Policy

Scheduling Hearings in the Ex Parte Department

Ex Parte matters shall be scheduled using the electronic kiosk sign in process. Attorneys shall use the dedicated kiosk in the Clerk’s Office (Room 110) to electronically sign in and schedule Ex Parte matters. Non-Attorneys/Self represented parties shall use the electronic kiosk located in the Commissioner Services Department (Room 140) to sign in and schedule Ex Parte matters.
Ex Parte Temporary Restraining Orders will not be heard after 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m., except under extraordinary or emergent circumstances.