July 10, 2020

WELCOME from

Presiding Judge: Hon. Jonathan E. Karesh
Assistant Presiding Judge: Hon. Leland Davis, III
Court Executive Officer: Neal I. Taniguchi

Presiding Judge's Letter to the Community »
Posted October 3, 2019

Mandatory E-Filing in Criminal, Civil and Small Claims.
San Mateo Superior Court Requires that all attorneys Electronically File into Civil, Complex Civil and Small Claims Cases. In Criminal cases, all attorneys, all Justice Partners including law enforcement agencies and bail bond companies must Electronically File all subsequent documents after the initial complaint beginning June 1, 2020.
Protocols for Remote Appearances
Request for the Credentials to Appear Remotely for a Court Hearing
Public Access Requests
Posted June 19, 2020
San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge's COVID-19 Order #8
Posted June 18, 2020
Amended Order #4 Related to Unlawful Detainer Proceedings and Judgments
Posted June 15, 2020
Information Regarding Traffic Case Matters and Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Court Operations
Juvenile Dependency and Juvenile Justice Memo #4
Posted June 12, 2020
Order #4 Related to Unlawful Detainer Proceedings and Judgments
Amended Fifth Court Emergency Response Calendar Memo Order to Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Family Law Cases
San Mateo Superior Court to Resume Jury Trials, as Court Slowly Re-opens from Pandemic Crisis
San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge's COVID-19 Order #7
Posted May 20, 2020
Information Regarding Traffic Case Matters and Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Court Operations
Posted May 19, 2020
Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Juvenile Cases (Memo #3)
Posted May 18, 2020
Order #3 Related to Unlawful Detainer Proceedings and Judgments
San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge's COVID-19 Order #6
Posted May 13, 2020
Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Family Law Cases
Posted May 12, 2020
Fourth Court Emergency Response Calendar Memo Order to Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
Statewide Emergency Order by Chief Justice of California on April 29, 2020
Posted May 11, 2020
Emergency Local Rule Adopted Effective May 11, 2020.
Posted May 8, 2020
COVID-19 Emergency Order Regarding Tentative Rulings, Briefing, and Hearings on Pending Matters in Law and Motion Department
Posted May 6, 2020
Emergency Order Re: Time Waived Misdemeanor Jury Trials
Posted May 5, 2020
COVID-19 Emergency Order Implementing Mandatory E-Filing Effective June 1, 2020
Posted May 1, 2020
COVID-19 Emergency Order Regarding Discovery Conferences in Complex Civil Cases
COVID-19 Emergency Order Regarding Law and Motion Informal Discovery Conferences
Posted April 16, 2020
San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge's AMENDED COVID-19 Order #5
Posted April 13, 2020
San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge's COVID-19 Order #5
San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge's COVID-19 Order #4
COVID-19 Information for Parents with Shared Custody Orders
Info By Division

Juvenile

The Juvenile Division handles these types of cases involving minors:

  • Delinquency
  • Dependency
  • Adoptions
  • Emancipation

Traffic

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.

How to Take Care of Your Traffic Ticket
Traffic School
Photo Red Light Camera Violations
Parking Tickets
Hearing Schedules / Court Appearances
FAQs
Definition of Terms

Community Outreach

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Reaching out to the citizens of San Mateo County

MORE on Community Outreach »


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Our Mission

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The mission of the Court is to:

  • apply the law fairly to protect individual freedom, and
  • promote the welfare of the people.
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