California - Eviction

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.]