Your Guide to Evictions & Eviction Screening

Your Guide to Evictions & Eviction Screening

What is an eviction?

Eviction {Noun}

The action of expelling someone from a property.

For rental property owners and managers, evictions are an occupational hazard. An eviction occurs when a rental property owner tries to remove an occupying person(s) from their property. Depending on your state’s local laws and your tenant’s willingness to vacate the property, the process of legally evicting a tenant can be costly and time-consuming.

 

How Do Evictions Work

Generally, pursuing an eviction (also known as an “unlawful detainer”) follows 4 steps:

1.

The Eviction Notice

Most states require you to provide “notice of eviction”. This is a written document notifying the renters why they’re being evicted, what they can do to avoid the eviction, and the deadline.

2.

Filing the Eviction with the Courts

If your tenants did not remedy the eviction issue or move out on their own volition, then you should file your unlawful detainer claim with your local courthouse.

3.

The Court Hearing

During the hearing, you’ll then present your case and all the supporting documents. This is where you’ll find out if the court sides in your favor.

4.

Additional Fallout 

Depending on the situation, after you’re awarded the unlawful detainer, you might have to take additional steps. This can include contacting the Sheriff’s department to escort your tenants off of the property, storing forgotten possessions, handling abandoned pets, filing for collections, and more.

It’s imperative that you look up your state eviction laws before you start drafting up your eviction notice. While most states loosely follow the eviction process above, each state (and city) has different laws pertaining to how you can evict a tenant.

For example, in California, laws regarding what your notice for termination should say and how long of a notice should be provided, change depending on if the termination has a cause. With cause, according to the Cal. Code of Civ. Proc. § 1161, there are three different notices you can provide: Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent, Three-Day Notice to Cure (correct a violation of the lease), and Three-Day Unconditional Quit Notice (this notice is rare and is typically used when a tenant sublets illegally or creates too many nuisances on the property). Each type of eviction (like the nonpayment of rent, breach of the lease, failure to pay late or rental fees, nuisance violations, or failure to maintain the rental property in a safe and sanitary manner) are all considered “for cause” evictions that require a separate and distinct notice.

Notices for termination without cause are a completely different ball game. “No cause” evictions include:

  • a 30-Day Notice to Quit for those tenants who have lived in the rental property for less than one year on a month to month basis
  • a 60-Day Notice for those tenants who have resided in the rental property for more than one year on a month to month basis.

As you can see, these specific notices for month-to-month tenancies (see Cal. Code of Civ. Proc. § 1946 and 1946.1) depend on how long the tenant has resided in the property.

Quick Tip!

“No cause” evictions in California have been the subject of much legislation over the past five years and have been banned in some counties. Be sure to contact a law firm, like  Dennis  P  Block & Associates,   Nader & Nader   or   Meller & Floyd, to determine the status of no cause evictions in the county where your property is located.

In contrast, Texas’s eviction notice laws are much simpler. According to Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 24.005, property owners can only terminate a tenancy if the renter does not pay rent or violates the lease. In this case (a termination with cause), you would need to provide a three-day notice to vacate. The option to fix a lease violation or pay the rent would also be left to your discretion. For terminations without cause, month-to-month tenancies can be evicted with a simple 30-day notice (unlike California’s 30 and 60-day notices).

Beyond state differences, you’ll need to keep your eyes on local laws. Depending on where your rental property is, your city or county could impose additional regulations. Some cities have invoked “just cause” eviction laws (this dictates what legal reasons you can evict a tenant) while others are looking into requiring tenant relocation assistance.

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Evictions Without a Lease

Tenancies without a rental agreement or lease are considered a “tenant at will”. For the most part, these types of tenancies have very few legal protections and are oftentimes legally considered a month-to-month tenancy. As always, look towards your local and state laws before pursuing an eviction as (for example) the eviction laws in Florida can be very different to laws in Georgia, and so on.

In California tenancies without a written rental agreement can be terminated for non-payment of rent, causing a nuisance, or based on a 30-or 60 Day Notice of Termination of Tenancy. These are not known as tenancies at will in California. In California, a Tenancy at Will is defined as a permissive tenancy where the tenant takes possession of the rental property without an agreement as to payment of rent, and the duration of the tenancy and where the tenant has never paid rent. A 30 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy-Civil Code § 789 is required to terminate a tenancy at Will.

Evictions and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If your tenant has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you might not be able to evict them. “Automatic stay” prevents rental property owners and property managers from collecting debts from the bankrupt tenants, and is often granted to first-time bankruptcies. This means you can’t contact, bill, sue, or attempt to collect unpaid rent via an unlawful detainer case. There are exceptions to this. For example, an automatic stay is limited to 30 days if the tenant has filed for 2 bankruptcies within one year. The court can also place limits if requested by the property owner.

According to Nolo, an automatic stay will not prevent an eviction in two cases:

  1. You got a judgment for possession before the tenant filed for bankruptcy (if you filed a monetary judgment for unpaid rent – the automatic stay limits could still hold).
  2. You are evicting the tenant for endangering the property, or for the illegal use of controlled substances.

When it comes to evicting a tenant who has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy, it’s best to consult a lawyer for further guidance.

How long does an eviction take?

Depending on local laws, an eviction matter can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months with the noncontested Unlawful Detainer taking 45 to 60 days. An uncontested eviction is one that proceeds by default judgment. However, a contested eviction, one where the tenant files an answer can take up to three months after filing the lawsuit to lockout out. Ultimately when it comes to evictions, you need to prepare for the worst.

 

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What does an eviction cost?

The cost of an eviction really varies based on what your county’s fees are, your legal fees (if you hire an evictions lawyer), the reason in which you’re filing an unlawful detainer, and the condition of the property post-court. While the cost of eviction ranges, here’s some potential costs you might want to keep in mind:

  • Unpaid/Lost rent
  • Legal Fees
  • Court costs like the court filing and administrative fees
  • Sheriff fees (to hire to  execute the Writ of Possession)
  • Locksmith cost
  • Property repairs
  • Cleaning fees
  • Storage solution fees (some states require this if the renter leaves their property on the premises)
  • Collection service (if you chose to go this route)

Be mindful that there might be future hidden costs. For example, California is unique among the 52 states in that California law allows a tenant to request a jury trial after filing an answer to the lawsuit. This is a common strategy used by most eviction defense lawyers to delay the eviction process which will cost the landlord a substantial amount of money.

Why do evictions happen?

While evictions can happen for a variety of reasons, monetary evictions take the cake. A monetary eviction occurs when a renter is unable to pay the rent owed. Although studies show that the nationwide eviction filing rate has stayed between a 6 – 7.5% range from 2000 – 2016, the affordable housing crisis is still a huge issue that influences a large part of evictions and it affects more renters then you’d think. According to Apartment List’s 2017 Renter Survey, nearly one in five renters recently struggled or was unable to pay their rent.

“In my practice non-payment of rent cases make up more than 70% of the Unlawful Detainer cases filed, 20% is based on a 3-Day Notice to Perform Covenant or Quit, and the remaining 10% are for types of eviction cases”

  1. G. Long of H. G. Long & Associates, California

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Of course, while unpaid rent makes the bulk of evictions, an eviction can happen for a variety of reasons. These include:

  • A breach of the lease, like adopting a pet on a no-pet property or illegally subletting
  • The owner (or their family member) wishes to occupy the unit
  • Significant property damage
  • Too many city nuisance write-ups
  • Illegal activity
  • The owner wants to! (remember with month-to-month leases, some states allow no-cause evictions)

Are evictions public records?

An eviction becomes public record when a judgment, and a filing in jurisdictions that allow reporting, is entered by the court, but there are plenty of circumstances in which an eviction record could be expunged (removed from public records) or sealed. Some states will automatically seal an eviction record if your court case was unconditionally denied or if the unlawful detainer action was dismissed.

For example, in California, there is a 60 Day period after the eviction is filed, where the filing is sealed. Unmasking the case requires a judgment issued by a California Superior Court.

Can evictions be removed/expunged?

Many states allow the renter to file for expungement to remove or seal the eviction from their records. Typically, tenants will need a valid reason (like the unlawful detainer action was not awarded to the property owner) in order for the expungement to be granted.

Are evictions on the credit report?

Strictly speaking, never. While a monetary judgment against a renter who didn’t pay their rent might be picked up by the credit bureau as a collection account, most evictions won’t appear. The bureaus report
less than 10% of the cases filed and, after the three major credit bureaus released their National Consumer Assistance Plan, that number has been significantly reduced even
further. In short, the majority of public eviction records will not be reflected or represented within the applicant’s credit score or credit report.

If you want to see if your rental applicant has any prior evictions, you will have to depend on a tenant screening service that provides
a separate evictions check. This way you can see both monetary and non-monetary evictions… even ones where the tenants paid after being served or who voluntarily vacated (as permitted by state and federal law).

Are evictions on the criminal report?

Sometimes, however, it’s not a common occurrence. Unless the eviction record carried some sort of criminal charge attached with it, the eviction would be filed as a civil record and would not be on a criminal report.

Are evictions nationwide?

Yes and no. Tenant screening companies, like ApplyConnect, who offer nationwide eviction searches on their background reports are able to do so because they have created their own database – drawing from landlord-tenant records from each of major jurisdictions throughout the county, or have access and purchase records from a Consumer Reporting Agency with a nationwide database. That being said, there is no all-encompassing, federal eviction database.

Quick Tip!

ApplyConnect actually has the largest nationwide eviction database with over 36 million eviction records!

Are evictions permanent?

Per the Fair Credit Reporting Act § 605.a, evictions are reported for 7 years. In Oregon, it’s 5 years (Senate Bill 91). If you see an eviction that is dated more than 7 years (or in Oregon’s case, five), do not use that record when considering whether to rent to a prospective tenant! While it might be tempting to dive deeper into a respective renter’s past – it can cost you boatloads of legal fees if you choose to break this law.

Should I accept applicants with prior evictions?

At the end of the day, it’s up to your discretion on whether you wish to accept or deny applicants with evictions. However, be aware that there are reporting restrictions (FCRA Sect. 605) in relation to Adverse Actions for civil suits, collections, and “any other adverse item of information”. Overall, take some time to review your written rental standards and revise your guidelines as you see fit.

While you’re considering your options for evicting a tenant, looking at other ways to screen your applicants for evictions and considering any rental standard revisions, go a step further and learn how to read an eviction report.

How Costly Have Your Prior Evictions Been?

Let us know in the comments!

 

Source: https://www.applyconnect.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-evictions-eviction-screening/

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California Superior Court Holidays

Court Holidays
Judicial Holidays in 2019
Tuesday January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day
Monday January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr’s. Birthday
Tuesday February 12, 2019 President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday February 18, 2019 Presidents’ Day
Monday April 1, 2019 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday May 27, 2019 Memorial Day
Thursday July 4, 2019 Independence Day
Monday September 2, 2019 Labor Day
Monday October 14, 2019 Columbus Day
Monday November 11, 2019 Veterans Day
Thursday November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 29, 2019 Day after Thanksgiving
Wednesday December 25, 2019 Christmas Day
Judicial Holidays in 2020
Wednesday January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day
Monday January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr’s. Birthday
Wednesday February 12, 2020 President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday February 17, 2020 Presidents’ Day
Tuesday March 31, 2020 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
Friday July 3, 2020 Independence Day
Monday September 7, 2020 Labor Day
Monday October 12, 2020 Columbus Day
Wednesday November 11, 2020 Veterans Day
Thursday November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 27, 2020 Day after Thanksgiving
Friday December 25, 2020 Christmas Day
Judicial Holidays in 2021
Friday January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day (2021)
Monday January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr’s. Birthday
Friday February 12, 2021 President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday February 15, 2021 Presidents’ Day
Wednesday March 31, 2021 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday May 31, 2021 Memorial Day
Monday July 5, 2021 Independence Day
Monday September 6, 2021 Labor Day
Monday October 11, 2021 Columbus Day
Thursday November 11, 2021 Veterans Day
Thursday November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 26, 2021 Day after Thanksgiving
Friday December 24, 2021 Christmas Day
Friday December 31, 2021 New Year’s Day (2022)
Judicial Holidays in 2022
Monday January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr’s. Birthday
Friday February 11, 2022 President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday February 21, 2022 Presidents’ Day
Thursday March 31, 2022 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday May 30, 2022 Memorial Day
Monday July 4, 2022 Independence Day
Monday September 5, 2022 Labor Day
Monday October 10, 2022 Columbus Day
Friday November 11, 2022 Veterans Day
Thursday November 24, 2022 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 25, 2022 Day after Thanksgiving
Monday December 26, 2022 Christmas Day
Judicial Holidays in 2023
Monday January 2, 2023 New Year’s Day (2023)
Monday January 16, 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr’s. Birthday
Monday February 13, 2023 President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday February 20, 2023 Presidents’ Day
Friday March 31, 2023 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday May 29, 2023 Memorial Day
Tuesday July 4, 2023 Independence Day
Monday September 4, 2023 Labor Day
Monday October 9, 2023 Columbus Day
Friday November 10, 2023 Veterans Day
Thursday November 23, 2023 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 24, 2023 Day after Thanksgiving
Monday December 25, 2023 Christmas Day
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Fix Los Angeles County Probate filings when the court auto-rejects

 

When Los Angeles Probate court rejects your filing with no reason (this typically happens within a minute of submission), most times this can mean the court’s software has an issue with one or more of the submitted documents. The result is in the manner of an auto-rejection. This happens before the court has a chance to review the filing.

An auto-rejection looks like this:

 

Generally, this auto-reject is due to one of two following reasons:

1) You Converted Your Document into a PDF from WordPerfect.

If you use WordPerfect to create your documents and then save them as a PDF using that program as well, the Los Angele Probate’s e-Filing system may have trouble with that file. During WordPerfect’s conversion to a PDF, it adds characters, fonts, or metadata not compatible with the LA Probate court.

To fix this: Upload the WordPerfect file (not the PDF version), and let our system convert the document to a PDF. Then you can resubmit your filing.

2) Your Document Format is PDF/A

The Los Angeles Probate system may reject your filing if you save ANY document as a PDF/A. If your document is auto-rejected, you will want to make sure you remove the PDF/A formatting and then resubmit.

Each computer’s software handles how to remove the PDF/A formatting differently, but for Adobe Acrobat users:

  1. Open the document.
  2. Click the Enable Editing button.
  3. Click the OK button when you get the “Editing a PDF will cause…” warning popup.
  4. Save the file with a new file name to keep it separate from the non-converted one.
  5. Submit that version to the court

Note: once you make these changes, if the filing is pending for 2 to 3 minutes after you resubmit, the court’s software will most likely NOT auto-reject it. Still, you will want to keep an eye on the pending filing for a few minutes afterward to make sure.

If you make these changes, and the court continues to auto-reject the filing, other issues for the failure include, but ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Page size not being 8.5×11 inches
  • A resolution higher than 300dpi
  • Use of unintelligible images
  • Unsupported fonts like ZapfDingbats, Wingdings, Symbols
  • A Fillable PDF has not been flattened (learn more)
  • Password protection on PDF documents
  • URLs or shortcuts included in the filing
  • PDF Producers other than Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word

You might also want to print, and re-scan the document and submit that version if all of these options fail.

 

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How to Scan documents to PDF

Scan a paper document to PDF and use Acrobat to turn it into a smart, searchable PDF with selectable text.

Scan a paper document to PDF

You can create a PDF file directly from a paper document, using your scanner and Acrobat. On Windows, Acrobat supports TWAIN scanner drivers and Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) drivers. On Mac OS, Acrobat supports TWAIN and Image Capture (ICA).

In Windows, you can either use the Autodetect Color Mode and let Acrobat determine the paper document’s content type, or use other presets (Black & White DocumentGrayscale DocumentColor Image, and Color Document) based on your judgment. You can configure the scanning presets or use the Custom Scan option to scan with the settings of your choice.

Note:

Preset scanning is available only for scanner drivers that support Hide Scanner’s Native Interface mode. The scanning presets are not available on Mac OS.

In Windows, if a WIA driver is installed for your scanner, you can use the Scan button on your scanner to create a PDF. Press the Scan button, and then in Windows, choose Adobe Acrobat from the list of registered applications. Then, in the Acrobat scan interface, select a scanner and a document preset or Custom Scan.

To scan a paper document to PDF using Acrobat, go to Tools > Create PDF. The Create a PDF from any format interface is displayed. Choose Scanner to see the options available.

On Windows:

Options for scanning a paper document to PDF

Create PDFs from Scanner interface; clicking the settings or gear icon shows all the settings for the selected option.

 

On Mac:

Options for scanning a paper document to PDF on Mac

Create PDFs from Scanner interface; choose a scanner and then click Next to see the settings for the selected Scanner.

 

Scan a paper document to PDF using Autodetect Color Mode (Windows)

  • Choose Tools > Create PDF > Scanner > Autodetect Color Mode.

    Note:

    If you want to append the document, which you’ll scan, to an existing file, do the following:

    1. Choose the Append to Existing File check box.
    2. If you’ve the files open in Acrobat, select an appropriate file from the drop-down list, or click Browse and then select an appropriate file.

    If you want to scan multiple files into a PDF, click the Settings  icon. The Custom Scan interface is displayed. Select the Prompt to scan more pages check box.

  • Click Scan.

  • If prompted to scan more pages, select Scan More PagesScan Reverse Sides, or Scan Is Complete, and click OK.

Scan a paper document to PDF using a preset (Windows)

  • Choose Tools > Create PDF > Scanner > [document preset].

    Note:

    If you want to append the document, which you’ll scan, to an existing file, do the following:

    1. Choose the Append to Existing File check box.
    2. If you’ve the files open in Acrobat, select an appropriate file from the drop-down list, or click Browse and then select an appropriate file.

    If you want to scan multiple files into a PDF, click the Settings  icon. The Custom Scan interface is displayed. Select the Prompt to scan more pages check box.

  • Click Scan.

  • If prompted to scan more pages, select Scan More PagesScan Reverse Sides, or Scan Is Complete, and click OK.

Scan a paper document to PDF without presets

  • Choose Tools > Create PDF > Scanner > Default Settings or My Custom Settings.

    Note:

    If you want to append the document, which you’ll scan, to an existing file, do the following:

    1. Choose the Append to Existing File check box.
    2. If you’ve the files open in Acrobat, select an appropriate file from the drop-down list, or click Browse and then select an appropriate file.
  • If you want to change the settings, click the Settings  icon. The Custom Scan interface is displayed. Select scanning options as needed.

    If you want to scan multiple files into a PDF, select the Prompt to scan more pages check box.

    Note:

    If you specify that you want to use the Show scanner’s user interface instead of the Acrobat user interface, other windows or dialog boxes appear. Consult the scanner documentation information on available options. In Mac OS, the scanner user interface is always shown.

  • Click Scan.

  • If prompted to scan more pages, select Scan More PagesScan Reverse Sides, or Scan Is Complete, and click OK.

Enhance or optimize a scanned PDF

  • Open a PDF created from a scanned document.
  • Choose Tools > Enhance Scans > Enhance > Scanned Document.

  • Select options in the Secondary toolbar – click the Settings  icon and choose appropriate options in the Enhance Scanned PDF dialog box, and click OK.

    For more information on the options displayed in the dialog box, see Enhance Scanned PDF dialog box.

Configure scanning presets (Windows)

  • Choose Tools > Create PDF > Scanner.

  • Select a preset: Autodetect Color ModeBlack and White DocumentColor DocumentGrayscale Document, or Color Photograph.

  • Click the Settings  icon next to the preset. Depending on your selection, the Custom Scan or Configure Predefined Settings for interface is displayed.

  • Adjust the settings as needed.

    If you want to scan multiple files into a PDF, select the Prompt to scan more pages check box.

  • Click Save Settings to save the preset, and then click the Cross button (X) to close.

Scanning options

After you select a scanner, you can choose or adjust its various scanning options as per your requirements.

Click here to see all the scanning options

Optimize Scanned PDF dialog box

The Enhance Scanned PDF dialog box controls the image settings of how scanned images are filtered and compressed for the PDF. Default settings are suitable for a wide range of document pages, but you may want to customize settings for higher-quality images, smaller file sizes, or scanning issues.

Click here to see all the image optimization options

Recognize Text – Settings dialog box

Document Language

By default the OCR language is picked from default locale. To change the language, click Edit and choose a different language.

Output

Either Searchable Image or Editable Text and Images.

Scanning tips

  • Acrobat scanning accepts images between 10 dpi and 3000 dpi. If you select Searchable Image or ClearScan for PDF Output Style, input resolution of 72 dpi or higher is required. Also, input resolution higher than 600 dpi is downsampled to 600 dpi or lower.
  • Lossless compressions can only be applied to monochrome images. To apply lossless compression to a scanned image, select one of these options under the Optimization Options in the Optimize Scanned PDF dialog box: CCITT Group 4 or JBIG2 (Lossless) for monochrome images. If this image is appended to a PDF document, and you save the file using the Save option, the scanned image remains uncompressed. If you save the PDF using Save As, the scanned image may be compressed.
  • For most pages, black-and-white scanning at 300 dpi produces text best suited for conversion. At 150 dpi, OCR accuracy is slightly lower, and more font-recognition errors occur; at 400 dpi and higher resolution, processing slows, and compressed pages are bigger. If a page has many unrecognized words or small text (9 points or smaller), try scanning at a higher resolution. Scan in black and white whenever possible.
  • When Recognize Text Using OCR is disabled, full 10-to-3000 dpi resolution range may be used, but the recommended resolution is 72 and higher dpi. For Adaptive Compression, 300 dpi is recommended for grayscale or RGB input, or 600 dpi for black-and-white input.
  • Pages scanned in 24-bit color, 300 dpi, at 8-1/2–by-11 in. (21.59-by-27.94 cm) result in large images (25 MB) before compression. Your system may require 50 MB of virtual memory or more to scan the image. At 600 dpi, both scanning and processing typically are about four times slower than at 300 dpi.
  • Avoid dithering or halftone scanner settings. These settings can improve the appearance of photographs, but they make it difficult to recognize text.
  • For text printed on colored paper, try increasing the brightness and contrast by about 10%. If your scanner has the color-filtering capability, consider using a filter or lamp that drops out the background color. Or if the text isn’t crisp or drops out, try adjusting scanner contrast and brightness to clarify the scan.
  • If your scanner has a manual brightness control, adjust it so that characters are clean and well-formed. If characters are touching, use a higher (brighter) setting. If characters are separated, use a lower (darker) setting.

Troubleshoot scanner issues

Recognize text in scanned documents

You can use Acrobat to recognize text in previously scanned documents that have already been converted to PDF. Optical character recognition (OCR) software enables you to search, correct, and copy the text in a scanned PDF. To apply OCR to a PDF, the original scanner resolution must have been set at 72 dpi or higher.

Note:

Scanning at 300 dpi produces the best text for conversion. At 150 dpi, OCR accuracy is slightly lower.

Recognize text in a single document

  • Open the scanned PDF.
  • Choose Tools > Enhance Scans > Recognize Text > In This File.

    The Recognize Text options are displayed in the Secondary toolbar.

  • In the Secondary toolbar, select a page range and language for text recognition.

  • Optionally, click Settings to open the Recognize Text dialog box, and specify the options as needed.

  • Click Recognize Text. Acrobat creates a layer of text in your PDF that can be searched — or copied and pasted into a new document.

Recognize text in multiple documents

  • Choose Tools > Enhance Scans > Recognize Text > In Multiple Files.

  • In the Recognize Text dialog box, click Add Files, and choose Add FilesAdd Folders, or Add Open Files. Then select the files or folder.

  • In the Output Options dialog box, specify a target folder for output files, and filename preferences.
  • In the Recognize Text – General Settings dialog box, specify the options, and then click OK.

    Acrobat creates a layer of text in your PDF that can be searched — or copied and pasted into a new document.

Recognize Text – General Settings dialog box

Document Language

Specifies the language for the OCR engine to use to identify the characters.

Output (PDF Output Style)

Determines the type of PDF to produce. All options require an input resolution of 72 dpi or higher (recommended). All formats apply OCR and font and page recognition to the text images and convert them to normal text.

Searchable Image

Ensures that text is searchable and selectable. This option keeps the original image, deskews it as needed, and places an invisible text layer over it. The selection for Downsample Images in this same dialog box determines whether the image is downsampled and to what extent.

Searchable Image (Exact)

Ensures that text is searchable and selectable. This option keeps the original image and places an invisible text layer over it. Recommended for cases requiring maximum fidelity to the original image.

Editable Text & Images

Synthesizes a new custom font that closely approximates the original, and preserves the page background using a low-resolution copy.

Downsample To

Decreases the number of pixels in color, grayscale, and monochrome images after OCR is complete. Choose the degree of downsampling to apply. Higher-numbered options do less downsampling, producing higher-resolution PDFs.

Correct OCR text in PDFs

When you run OCR on a scanned output, Acrobat analyzes bitmaps of text and substitutes words and characters for those bitmap areas. If the ideal substitution is uncertain, Acrobat marks the word as suspect. Suspects appear in the PDF as the original bitmap of the word, but the text is included on an invisible layer behind the bitmap of the word. This method makes the word searchable even though it is displayed as a bitmap.

Note: If you try to select text in a scanned PDF that does not have OCR applied, or try to perform a Read Out Loud operation on an image file, Acrobat asks if you want to run OCR. If you click OK, the Text Recognition dialog box opens and you can select options, which are described in detail under the previous topic.

  • Choose Tools > Enhance Scans > Recognize Text > Correct Recognized Text.

    Acrobat identifies suspected text errors and displays the image and text side by side in the Secondary toolbar. (All suspect words on the page are enclosed in boxes.)

  • Click the highlighted object or box in the document, and then correct it in the Recognized As box in the Secondary toolbar. Click Accept.

    The next suspect is highlighted. Correct mistakes as needed. Click Accept for each correction.

  • Click Close in the Secondary toolbar when the task is complete.

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Convert Documents into Text-Searchable PDFs

Sources: helpx.adobe.comOffice SupportApple Support, and Open Office

Whether your document has been converted to a PDF from another file or created as a PDF, the content may not be automatically text-searchable. Click the links below to learn how to make your PDFs text-searchable using Adobe Acrobat DC.

Learn how to convert scans or images of documents into searchable, editable PDF files, and adjust the quality of the resulting file.
Turn paper documents into searchable PDFs

 

 Open the image of your document

Open create-searchable.pdf in Acrobat DC or open a photo of one of your own documents.

In the right-hand pane, select the Enhance Scans tool.

Select the Enhance Scans tool

 

 Adjust skewing

Select Enhance > Camera Image to bring up the Enhance submenu. Select the correct option from the Content drop down. Auto Detect is the default and works on most scanned documents.

Drag the blue dots to frame the part of the page you want to preserve. Align the dots along the edges of the document to fix the skewing and click Enhance Page.

Select the correct option

 

Click Enhance Page

 

 Adjust contrast

In the resulting enhanced image preview, drag the Adjust enhancement level slider left or right to decrease or increase the contrast. When you are done, click Close to return to the main Enhance Scans menu. At this point, you’ve got an improved image of your document, but you still cannot edit, select, or search the text.

Note: Refer to Scan documents to PDF for more details on how you can change the default settings to enhance scanned documents.

Contrast adjustment

 

 Recognize text

Select Recognize Text > In This File to invoke the text recognition submenu. If necessary, click the Language drop-down and choose the appropriate language from the list of options, ranging from Basque to Ukrainian. Click Recognize Text to convert the image to text that can be selected and edited.

Recognize text in this file

 

Select Recognize text

 

 Search text in your PDF

Once you use the Recognize Text tool to convert your scanned image into a usable PDF file, you can select and search through the text in that file, making it easy to find, modify, and reuse the information from your old paper documents.

Select the Find text tool and enter text to search in the Find field. Now that the text is editable, you can choose to replace the text if necessary.

Note: You may get a low-resolution scan warning indicating that editing the document may not produce the best results. Click Yes to continue and edit the scanned document. Click No to make no further edits to the file.

Search text

 

April 8, 2015

Contributors: Donna BakerSergiy Maidukov

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California Electronic Filing Cutoff Time for Served Filings

State of California
CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
Section 1010.6
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According to California Code of Civil Procedure 1010.6, any document that is served electronically between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59:59 p.m. on a court day shall be deemed served on that court day. Any document that is served electronically on a noncourt day shall be deemed served on the next court day.

Note: Please allow enough time for your document(s) to upload to the court’s system. Clicking the ‘Sign and File’ button at 11:59:59 p.m. does not guarantee the court will receive the filing electronically by 11:59:59 p.m. as individual internet speeds and document sizes vary.

 

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Stanislaus County Hearing Dates

Effective immediately, please include the next upcoming hearing date in the filing description box. The hearing date should be the first thing listed and then the description you would like to add.

Example:
Ex Parte Application HRG 05/17/18 OR HRG 05-17-18,Ex Parte Application

 

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LASC Announcement Regarding Processing of Requests for Dismissal (Unlimited Cases Only)

As of March 1st, the Stanley Mosk Courthouse has implemented a temporary process for Requests for Dismissals on unlimited civil cases filed electronically. Effective immediately, Stanley Mosk Courthouse will accept the transaction in the court’s e-filing manager software (EFM) as “received” and will manually process and mail back the completed Request for Dismissal. Filer’s be receiving a clerk’s comment similar to as follows:

This Request for Dismissal will be received through eFiling and processed manually by the court. A copy will be sent to the address on the dismissal once processed. Any other documents in this transaction have been processed electronically.

The temporary process will remain in place until the backlog has been alleviated. A follow-up email notification will be sent to you all when we have ended this temporary solution. Again, this is just for unlimited civil cases in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.

If filers received a rejection notice in this regard last week (Thursday 2/28 or Friday 3/1), we will no longer reject Requests for Dismissal for the sole purpose of manual processing; instead, the above process will be followed.

 

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Los Angeles Civil Document Type Code List

The following list provides the document type codes and description for Los Angeles County civil case e-filing. If the clerk refers to a document type code in their rejection reason, you can look for the associated document type description in this list.

Code Description
AFF010 Affidavit (name extension)
AFF020 Affidavit for Order for Appearance and Examination of a Third Person
AFF030 Affidavit of Identity and Order
AP601 Appeal – Notice of Appeal/Cross-Appeal Filed
AP627 Appeal – Ntc Designating Record of Appeal APP-003/010/103
AP648 Motion for Settled Statement In Lieu of Appeal Transcript
AP649 Condensed Narrative/Settled Statement on Appeal
AP650 Proposed Statement on Appeal Submitted APP-104 CR-135/143
AP655 Appeal – Stipulation for Agreed Statement Filed
AP656 Appeal – Agreed Statement Filed
AP657 Appeal – Notice of Non-Stipulation-Agreed Statement Filed
APP010 Application (name extension)
APP015 Application And Order For Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem
APP025 Application for Order to Post
APP027 Application for Order to Publish
APP030 Application for Release of Funds
APP040 Application for Withdrawal of Funds on Deposit
APP045 Application for Determination of Good Faith Settlement
APP050 Clerk’s Application to Vacate and Order
APP060 Ex Parte Application (name extension)
CERT000 Certificate (name extension)
CHL010 Challenge To Judicial Officer – Cause (170.1/170.3)
CHL020 Challenge To Judicial Officer – Peremptory (170.6)
CM020 Case Management Statement
COM010 Amendment to Complaint (Fictitious/Incorrect Name)
COM020 Amendment to Cross-Complaint (Fictitious/Incorrect Name)
COM040 Complaint
COM045 Amended Complaint
COM060 Complaint in Intervention
COM070 Cross-Complaint
COM090 Notice of Appeal – Administrative Hearing
COM100 Notice of Appeal – Parking
COM110 Out of County Abstract
CST010 Declaration of Costs – CCP 1033
CST020 Declaration of Interest, Costs and Attorney Fees
CST030 Memorandum of Costs (Summary)
CST040 Memorandum of Costs After Judgment, Acknowledgment of Credit, and Declaration of Accrued Interest
DAL005 Defendant’s Application for Stay and Early Evaluation Conference Pursuant to Civil Code Section 55.54
DAL010 Notice of Stay of Proceedings and Early Evaluation Conference (Construction-Related Accessibility Claim)
DAL015 Application for Mandatory Evaluation Conference Under Code of Civil Procedure Section 55.545
DAL020 Notice of Mandatory Evaluation Conference
DEC010 Declaration (name extension)
DEC020 Declaration and Order re: Advance Jury Fees
DEC030 Declaration for Default Judgment by Court (Unlawful Detainer)
DEC035 Declaration in Support of Ex Parte Application
DEC040 Declaration in Support of Attorney’s Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel-Civil
DEC045 Declaration of Attorney Re: Advisement of Rights and Defenses
DEC070 Declaration of Open Book Account
DEC071 Declaration Pursuant to 585 CCP in Support of Default Judgment
DEC072 Declaration Pursuant to 1717 CC re: Attorney Fees
DEC073 Declaration Pursuant to 1717.5 CC re: Attorney Fees
DEC075 Declaration in Support of Bus. & Prof. Code 6322.1(c)(1)
DEC080 Declaration re: Attorney’s Fees
DEC083 Declaration re: Order for Sale of Dwelling
DEC085 Declaration re: Uninsured Motorist
DEC090 Supplemental Declaration (name extension)
EJT003 Request to Opt Out of Mandatory Expedited Jury Trial Procedures
EJT004 Objection to Request to Opt Out of Mandatory Expedited Jury Trial Procedures
EJT018 Agreement of Parties (Mandatory Expedited Jury Trial Procedures)
EXH020 Application and Order for Viewing and/or Reproduction of Trial Court Exhibits
FW001 Request to Waive Court Fees
FW002 Request to Waive Additional Court Fees (Superior Court)
FW003 Order on Court Fee Waiver (Superior Court)
FW006 Request for Hearing About Court Fee Waiver Order (Superior Court)
FW010 Notice to Court of Improved Financial Situation or Settlement
FW090 Declaration re: Waived Court Fees and Costs
IDC005 Informal Discovery Conference
IDC010 Request for Informal Discovery Conference – Complex
IDC020 Informal Discovery Conference Form for Personal Injury Courts
ISS010 Commission to Take Deposition Outside California
ISS030 Summons
ISS040 Summons (Joint Debtor)
JUD010 Confession of Judgment
JUD015 Judgment
JUD020 Default Judgment
JUD045 Judgment Following General Verdict
JUD048 Judgment – Unlawful Detainer
JUD050 Default Judgment – Unlawful Detainer
JUD060 Judgment on Special Verdict
JUD065 Stipulated Judgment
JUD070 Judgment on Verdict in Open Court
MISC010 Brief (name extension)
MISC020 Civil Case Cover Sheet
MISC030 Confidential Cover Sheet False Claims Action
MISC055 Joinder
MISC060 Memorandum (name extension)
MISC070 Notice of Decision – Final Administrative Decision
MISC100 Receipt and Acknowledgment of Order for the Deposit of Money Into Blocked Account
MISC118 Confidential CASP Report
MISC120 Statement of Damages (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death)
MTN003 Application to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice
MTN005 Application to be Relieved as Attorney on Completion of Limited Scope Representation
MTN010 Demurrer – with Motion to Strike (CCP 430.10)
MTN020 Demurrer – without Motion to Strike
MTN030 Joinder to Motion
MTN035 Joinder to Motion for Summary Judgment / Adjudication
MTN040 Motion for an OSC Re: Contempt (CCP 1209)
MTN050 Motion for Attorney Fees
MTN060 Motion for Change of Venue
MTN080 Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement (CCP 877.6)
MTN090 Motion for Discovery of Peace Officer Personnel Records (Pitchess Motion)
MTN120 Motion for Forum Non Conveniens
MTN130 Motion for Issuance of Out of State Commission
MTN140 Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict
MTN150 Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
MTN160 Motion for Leave (name extension)
MTN170 Motion for Leave to Amend (name extension)
MTN180 Motion for Leave to File a Cross-Complaint
MTN190 Motion for Leave to Intervene
MTN200 Motion for New Trial
MTN210 Motion for Order (name extension)
MTN230 Motion for Preliminary Injunction
MTN240 Motion for Protective Order
MTN250 Motion for Reconsideration
MTN260 Motion for Sanctions
MTN270 Motion for Stay of Proceedings
MTN280 Motion for Stipulated Judgment
MTN290 Motion for Summary Adjudication
MTN300 Motion for Summary Judgment
MTN310 Motion for Terminating Sanctions
MTN320 Motion for Trial Preference
MTN350 Motion in Limine (name extension)
MTN360 Motion re: (name extension)
MTN370 Motion to Amend Judgment
MTN380 Motion to Augment (name extension)
MTN390 Motion to Be Admitted Pro Hac Vice
MTN400 Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel
MTN410 Motion to Bifurcate
MTN420 Motion to Challenge the Good Faith of a Settlement (CCP 877.6)
MTN430 Motion to Compel (name extension)
MTN440 Motion to Compel Arbitration
MTN450 Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) – 1 moving party, 1 motion
MTN460 Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses
MTN470 Motion to Confirm Settlement
MTN480 Motion to Consolidate
MTN490 Motion to Continue (name extension)
MTN500 Motion to Continue Trial Date
MTN510 Motion to Declare Vexatious Litigant
MTN520 Motion to Deem RFA’s Admitted
MTN530 Motion to Dismiss
MTN540 Motion to Disqualify Counsel
MTN550 Motion to Enforce Settlement
MTN560 Motion to Enforce Sister State Judgment
MTN570 Motion to Expunge Lis Pendens
MTN580 Motion to Extend Discovery Cut-Off Date
MTN590 Motion to Join Necessary Party
MTN600 Motion to Quash
MTN610 Motion to Quash Service of Summons
MTN620 Motion to Reclassify
MTN630 Motion to Seal (name extension)
MTN640 Motion to Set Aside/Vacate Default
MTN650 Motion to Set Aside/Vacate Default and / or Default Judgment
MTN660 Motion to Set Aside/Vacate Dismissal
MTN670 Motion to Set Aside/Vacate Judgment
MTN680 Motion to Sever
MTN690 Motion to Stay Execution
MTN700 Motion to Strike (not anti-SLAPP) – without Demurrer
MTN710 Motion to Strike (not initial pleading)
MTN715 Motion to Submit Tardy Expert Witness List
MTN720 Motion to Tax Costs
MTN730 Motion to Transfer
MTN740 Motion to Trifurcate
MTN750 Motion to Vacate (name extension)
MTN770 Special Motion to Strike under CCP Section 425.16 (Anti-SLAPP motion)
NTC010 Notice (name extension)
NTC020 Notice of Add-on to JCCP Petition
NTC030 Notice of Bankruptcy
NTC100 Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information
NTC110 Notice of Change of Firm Name
NTC120 Notice of Consolidation
NTC140 Notice of Coordinated Cases
NTC160 Notice of Deposit – Jury
NTC175 Notice of Discharge of Debtor
NTC180 Notice of Entry of Dismissal and Proof of Service
NTC200 Notice of Entry of Judgment / Dismissal / Other Order
NTC230 Notice of Hearing on Claim of Exemption or in lieu of Third-Party Claim
NTC245 Notice of Hearing on Petition
NTC260 Notice of Intent to Appear by Telephone
NTC280 Notice of Intent to Move for New Trial
NTC290 Notice of Lien
NTC295 Notice of Motion
NTC297 Notice of Limited Scope Representation
NTC307 Notice of Posting of Jury Fees
NTC310 Notice of Related Case
NTC313 Notice of Remand from Federal Court
NTC330 Notice of Ruling
NTC340 Notice of Settlement
NTC360 Notice of Stay of Proceedings (Bankruptcy)
NTC400 Notice of Joinder (Name Extension)
NTC410 Notice of Lis Pendens
NTC420 Notice of Lodging (name extension)
NTC430 Notice of Removal to Federal Court
NTC451 Notice of Deposit – Jury
OFR005 Offer to Compromise
OFR010 Offer to Compromise and Acceptance Under Code of Civil Procedure Section 998
ORD010 Order (name extension)
ORD030 Order Approving Compromise of Disputed Claim or Pending Action or Disposition of Proceeds of Judgment for Minor or Person With a Disability (Miscellaneous)
ORD040 Order Denying or Terminating Stay of Execution of Judgment (Unlawful Detainer)
ORD080 Order for Publication
ORD090 Order for Release of Funds
ORD100 Order for Withdrawal of Funds From Blocked Account
ORD110 Order Granting Attorney’s Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel-Civil
ORD120 Order – Dismissal
ORD130 Order on Application to be Relieved as Attorney on Completion of Limited Scope Representation
ORD150 Order on Media Request to Permit Coverage
ORD195 Order to Deposit (name extension)
ORD200 Order to Deposit Money Into Blocked Account
ORD205 Order to Set Aside / Vacate (name extension)
OSC010 Order to Show Cause (Hearing)
OSC040 Order to Show Cause re: Dismissal (Settlement)
PET010 Expedited Petition to Approve Compromise of Disputed Claim or Pending Action or Disposition of Proceeds of Judgment for Minor or Person with a Disability (Miscellaneous)
PET020 Petition (name extension)
PET030 Petition and Declaration Regarding Unresolved Claims and Deposit of Undistributed Surplus Proceeds of Trustee’s Sale
PET040 Petition for Coordination
PET060 Petition for Withdrawal of Funds From Blocked Account
PET065-bak Petition for Writ (Misdemeanor, Infraction, or Limited Civil Case)
PET080 Petition to Approve Structured Settlement
PET090 Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award
PET100 Petition to Approve Compromise of Disputed Claim
PET110 Petition to Coordinate Add-On Case (JCCP)
PET120 Petition to Release Property – Mechanic’s Lien
PET130 Petition to Vacate or Alter Arbitration Award (CCP 1285 – 1287.6)
PET140 Subsequent Petition for Relief in Discovery Dispute re: Out-of-State Case – by Non-Party
PET150 Subsequent Petition for Relief in Discovery Dispute re: Out-of-State Case – by Party
PJ010 Abstract of Judgment – Civil and Small Claims
PJ020 Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment
PJ030 Application and Order for Appearance and Examination
PJ035 Affidavit for Order for Appearance and Examination of a Third Person
PJ040 Application and Order Regarding Lost Writ
PJ060 Application for and Renewal of Judgment
PJ070 Application for Issuance of Writ of Execution, Possession or Sale
PJ080 Application for Order of Sale of Dwelling
PJ090 Assignment of Judgment
PJ100 Certificate of Facts re: Unsatisfied Judgment
PJ110 Claim of Exemption
PJ120 Claim of Right to Possession and Notice of Hearing
PJ130 Financial Statement
PJ140 Notice of Opposition to Claim of Exemption
PJ150 Order for Continuance/Setting of Judgment Debtor Examination
PJ170 Abstract – Request
POS000 Proof of Service – No Service
POS010 Application for Order to Post
POS020 Application for Order to Publish
POS060 Declaration of Mailing
POS070 Declaration re: Due Diligence
POS080 Notice and Acknowledgment of Receipt
POS090 Clerks Certificate of Service By Electronic Service
POS100 Proof of Mailing (Substituted Service)
POS110 Proof of Personal Service
POS125 Proof of Service by Posting
POS130 Proof of Publication
POS140 Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint)
POS145 Proof of Service Not Plaintiff’s / Defendant’s Claim
POS146 Proof of Service – Order Granting Attorney’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel
POS147 Proof of Service (Renewal of Judgment)
POS148 Proof of Service (Sister State Judgment)
POS150 Proof of Service by Mail
POS160 Proof of Service by Substituted Service
POS181 Subpoena & Proof of Service
POS182 Subpoena Duces Tecum and Proof of Service
PTY010 Association of Attorney
PTY025 Disassociation of Attorney
PTY030 Objection to Application to be Relieved as Attorney on Completion of Limited Scope Representation
PTY040 Prejudgment Claim of Right to Possession
PTY050 Substitution of Attorney
REC010 Oath of Receiver
REC020 Receiver Bond
REQ010 Media Request to Photograph, Record, or Broadcast
REQ020 Request (name extension)
REQ030 Request for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities and Response
REQ070 Request for Dismissal
REQ080 Request for Entry of Default / Judgment
REQ100 Request for Refund / Order
REQ150 Request/Counter-Request To Set Case For Trial
RES010 Answer
RES020 Claim Opposing Forfeiture
RES040 General Denial
RES050 Notice of Appearance
RES060 Response (name extension)
RES080 Response to Petition
STP010 Stipulation (name extension) – No Order
STP020 Stipulation and Order (name extension)
STP050 Stipulation for Judgment
STP080 Unlawful Detainer Stipulation and Judgment
SUP010 Memorandum of Points & Authorities
SUP020 Objection (name extension)
SUP030 Opposition (name extension)
SUP035 Opposition to Application for Determination of Good Faith Settlement
SUP040 Reply (name extension)
SUP050 Request for Judicial Notice
SUP060 Separate Statement
TRL010 Application and Order to Withdraw Exhibits
TRL015 Compliance with General Order for Limited Jurisdiction Unlawful Detainer [Eviction] Jury Trial Readiness
TRL020 Demand for Jury Trial
TRL030 Exhibit List
TRL040 Jury Instructions
TRL050 Jury Question
TRL063 Request for Statement of Decision
TRL065 Special Verdict
TRL070 Statement of the Case
TRL080 Stipulation, Receipt and Order re: Release of Civil Exhibits
TRL090 Trial Brief
TRL110 Witness List
VEX010 Application for Order to Vacate Prefiling and Remove Name from Statewide Vexatious Litigant List
VEX040 Prefiling Order – Vexatious Litigant
WAR010 Bench Warrant (Civil) ORAP
WAR020 Bench Warrant (Civil) Failure to Comply
WOA010 Application for Right to Attach Order, Temporary Protective Order, etc.
WOA015 Application to Set Aside Right to Attach Order and Release Attached Property
WOA020 Ex Parte Right to Attach Order and Order for Issuance of Writ of Attachment (Nonresident)
WOA030 Ex Parte Right to Attach Order and Order for Issuance of Writ of Attachment (Resident)
WOA040 Notice of Application and Hearing for Writ of Attachment (CCP 484.040)
WOA045 Notice of Attachment
WOA050 Notice of Opposition to Right to Attach Order and Claim of Exemption
WOA055 Order to Set Aside Attachment, to Substitute Undertaking
WOA070 Right to Attach Order After Hearing and Order for Issuance of Writ of Attachment
WOA080 Temporary Protective Order
WOP010 Application and Notice of Application and Hearing for Order to Quash Ex Parte Writ of Possession
WOP015 Application for Temporary Restraining Order (Claim and Delivery)
WOP020 Application for Writ of Possession (Claim and Delivery)
WOP030 Declaration for Ex Parte Writ of Possession (Claim and Delivery)
WOP040 Notice of Application and Hearing for Claim and Delivery (CCP 512.030)
WOP050 Order for Release and Redelivery of Property (Claim and Delivery)
WOP060 Order for Writ of Possession (Claim and Delivery)
WRIT005 Application for Writ of Possession
WRIT020 Writ of (name extension)
WRIT030 Writ of Execution
WRIT035 Writ of Mandate
WRIT055 Writ – Return
WRIT060 Writ – Request
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Remember to E-File Your Documents as Text Searchable PDFs

Please read this important message regarding filing text searchable PDF documents.

Per the California Rules of Court 2.256(b)(3), and the Los Angeles Superior Court General Order Re Mandatory Electronic Filing for Civil section C(2)(A), documents are required to be e-filed in a text searchable PDF format.

The Los Angeles Superior Court civil division is now commonly enforcing this requirement. If you don’t submit your filing in a text-searchable PDF format when technologically feasible, it may result in your filing being rejected.

Converting your documents to a text searchable format is easy and takes just 30 seconds. Here is a help article which provides instructions on how to make your PDF document text searchable.

Help Article: Convert Documents into Text-Searchable PDFs

 

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