eFile California Eviction - Step by Step
1. Notice to vacate
Serve tenant an eviction notice. [For information on serving a tenant with notice, click here
2. File Petition
eFile an eviction lawsuit and serve the complaint and summons to the tenant.
3. Tenant Response Period
Wait for the 5 days for the tenant to respond. The tenant may or may not respond, which will determine the next step. [For more information, click here
4. Court Hearing and Judgment
Get the hearing date from the court clerk and go to the court on your hearing date. [For more information, click here
Note: While eFiling, it is not uncommon that the filings get rejected. We kindly ask for your understanding, as document rejections can occur due to various factors like missing information, incorrect formatting, outdated documents, documents' size, etc. The court filing fees deducted from the account will be returned back to the account within 3 to 10 business days, depending on financial policies of the banks/credit companies.