In California, there are three basic types of written discovery that are commonly used, and a couple of unique written discovery procedures that are rarely used and not discussed here.  The three common methods are very briefly defined below.

Inspection Demands

An "Inspection Demand" (more commonly called a "Request for Production of  Documents") seeks copies of the documents it describes, that the responding party may already  have, or have the right to obtain.  (See California Code of Civil Procedure section 2031.010. et seq.). 

Written Interrogatories

Written interrogatories (which can take the  form of either "Specially Prepared Interrogatories" or check box Form  Interrogatories that are created under the authority of the Judicial Counsel) are sets of written questions that the responding parety must answer in writing, and under oath.  (See California Code of Civil Procedure section 2030.010 et seq.).

Requests For Admission

"Requests for Admission" are written requests asking the responding party to admit certain important facts, or the genuineness of certain documents.  (See California Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.010 et seq.).

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