September 23, 2021


Presiding Judge: Hon. Leland Davis, III
Assistant Presiding Judge: Hon. Elizabeth K. Lee
Court Executive Officer: Neal I. Taniguchi

New Zoom Credentials Available - Effective July 13, 2021
Please check our "Zoom Hearing Credentials" page for more information.
Updated August 31, 2021
Redwood City and South San Francisco Clerk's Offices Reopen September 13, 2021
The San Mateo Superior Court Clerk's Offices in Redwood City and South San Francisco will open for limited counter and phone hours September 13, 2021. Redwood City Civil, Small Claims, Records, Family Law, and Probate will have "Appointment Only" counter hours from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and phone hours from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday - Friday. Redwood City Criminal Clerk's Office will have counter, phone, and Live Chat hours from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. The South San Francisco Traffic Clerk's Office will have counter and phone hours from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and Live Chat hours from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. The South San Francisco Criminal Clerk's Office remains closed. The Juvenile Clerk's Office in San Mateo hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Civil Clerk's Office will resume processing Ex Partes and parties will follow instructions onsite to enter the Clerk's Offices in Redwood City and South San Francisco outside of office hours.

The Family Law, and Probate Clerk's Offices will continue to process emergency ex parte matters, domestic violence and elder/dependent adult abuse petitions between 8:30am and 12:30pm. Please follow instructions onsite to enter the Clerk's Office in Redwood City outside of office hours.

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Updated April 8, 2021
Jury Office Announcement
Due to budgetary constraints, we have limited staff answering phone calls. You may be waiting a long period of time to speak with a staff member. If you would like to request continuance click on My Juror Record and follow the prompts. If you received a Failure to Appear post card and wish to resolve it, please email us at

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E-Filing in Juvenile Dependency, Adoptions, and Juvenile Delinquency Cases begins July 1, 2021
Starting July 1, 2021, parties in Adoption and Juvenile Dependency cases may E-File documents.
Parties in Juvenile Delinquency matters may E-file all subsequent documents, following the initial complaint.
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The Juvenile Division handles these types of cases involving minors:

  • Delinquency
  • Dependency
  • Adoptions
  • Emancipation


New: Traffic case payments are now accepted at the Criminal Clerk's Office on the 4th Floor, 400 County Center, Hall of Justice, Redwood City too. Please note: No additional services are available for traffic cases at the Redwood City location.

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