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Code of Civil Procedure - CCP


  ( Part 3 enacted 1872. )


  ( Title 1 enacted 1872. )

CHAPTER 1. Writ of Review [[1067.] - 1077]
  ( Chapter 1 enacted 1872. )


Section Ten Hundred and Sixty-seven. The writ of certiorari may be denominated the writ of review.

(Amended by Code Amendments 1873-74, Ch. 383.)


(a) A writ of review may be granted by any court when an inferior tribunal, board, or officer, exercising judicial functions, has exceeded the jurisdiction of such tribunal, board, or officer, and there is no appeal, nor, in the judgment of the court, any plain, speedy, and adequate remedy.

(b) The appellate division of the superior court may grant a writ of review directed to the superior court in a limited civil case or in a misdemeanor or infraction case. Where the appellate division grants a writ of review directed to the superior court, the superior court is an inferior tribunal for purposes of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 784, Sec. 74. Effective January 1, 2003.)


The application must be made on the verified petition of the party beneficially interested, and the court may require a notice of the application to be given to the adverse party, or may grant an order to show cause why it should not be allowed, or may grant the writ without notice.

(Amended by Stats. 1907, Ch. 328.)


The provisions of Section 1089 as to a return by demurrer or answer apply to a proceeding pursuant to this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1475.)


The writ may be directed to the inferior tribunal, Board, or officer, or to any other person having the custody of the record or proceedings to be certified. When directed to a tribunal, the Clerk, if there be one, must return the writ with the transcript required.

(Enacted 1872.)


The writ of review must command the party to whom it is directed to certify fully to the court issuing the writ at a time and place then or thereafter specified by court order a transcript of the record and proceedings (describing or referring to them with convenient certainty), that the same may be reviewed by the court; and requiring the party, in the meantime, to desist from further proceedings in the matter to be reviewed.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 461.)


If a stay of proceedings be not intended, the words requiring the stay must be omitted from the writ; these words may be inserted or omitted, in the sound discretion of the Court, but if omitted, the power of the inferior Court or officer is not suspended or the proceedings stayed.

(Enacted 1872.)


The writ must be served in the same manner as a summons in civil action, except when otherwise expressly directed by the Court.

(Enacted 1872.)


The review upon this writ cannot be extended further than to determine whether the inferior tribunal, Board, or officer has regularly pursued the authority of such tribunal, Board, or officer.

(Enacted 1872.)


If the return of the writ be defective, the Court may order a further return to be made. When a full return has been made, the Court must hear the parties, or such of them as may attend for that purpose, and may thereupon give judgment, either affirming or annulling, or modifying the proceedings below.

(Enacted 1872.)


A copy of the judgment, signed by the Clerk, must be transmitted to the inferior tribunal, Board, or officer having the custody of the record or proceeding certified up.

(Enacted 1872.)


A copy of the judgment, signed by the Clerk, entered upon or attached to the writ and return, constitute the judgment roll.

(Enacted 1872.)

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