April 17, 2014
Request Copies of a Divorce

To obtain a copy of a Final Judgment of Divorce, you will need to either come to our office, or submit your request by mail.

If requesting a copy by mail, please send your request to:

San Mateo Superior Court
Records Management
Superior Court of California
400 County Center 1st Floor Room A
Redwood City, California 94063
Phone: (650) 363-4922

You will need to include:

  • Case Number
  • Names of both parties
  • Approximate year of divorce
  • Self-addressed postage paid envelope

If you do not have the case number, you may conduct a search for the case number by accessing our Public Records Index.

The fee is $15.00 for a certified copy of the divorce. If the file is offsite, there is a fee of $10 per file for retrieval. Please send a check with "not to exceed" $25.00 written in the memo line. We will fill in the correct amount and provide you with a receipt showing the amount you were charged. Make your check payable to "Superior Court." Once your letter is received, you may expect a reply within 21 days.

If you are requesting a specific document other than the final judgment, please give us a detailed description of the document and if possible, the date it was filed. Write in the memo section of your check "not to exceed" $40.00. We will fill in the amount and provide you with a receipt showing the amount you were charged. Please include a self-addressed postage paid envelope.

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