February 2, 2023

Beginning November 16, 2020, exact payment is required for all cash transactions, the court will no longer be able to provide change at the time of payment. Along with exact cash, the court still accepts payments by check and all major credit cards, excluding American Express.

Almost all filings can be submitted electronically without coming to court. More Information on e-filing

Family Law Calendars

DVPA/TRO and DCSS Calendars

ZOOM CREDENTIALS - DCSS, DVPA/TRO AND FIREARM RELINQUISHMENT CALENDARS ONLY
(SEE ABOVE FOR DIRECT CALENDAR DEPARTMENTS)
Domestic Violence Prevention Act-Temporary Restraining Order
  • If the matter proceeds to a hearing, the hearing may be conducted remotely or in-person. Personal appearance is not required of counsel and/or parties if the matter will proceed on the hearing date unless the Court orders otherwise.
  • The moving party is expected to prepare a Proposed Order prior to the hearing and provide it to the Court for consideration (Orders will need to be completed before they leave the courtroom)
  • Prior to a hearing, the standard admonishments will be presented to the parties. Parties will have the opportunity to view the admonishment video outside the courtroom or to read it in advance. Parties will be asked to confirm on the record that they have seen and understand the admonishment.
  • The public may call (650) 298-5758 to obtain assistance regarding remote appearances. The telephone line will be open 30 minutes before the start of a court hearing and will remain open for the duration of the court session.
Department Hearing Credentials
DCSS Calendar
(Department of Child Support Services)

Click on this link to join the Zoom meeting (no meeting ID or passcode required):
CLICK TO JOIN NOW

Dial in:
Phone Number: +1 (669) 254-5252
Meeting ID: 160 347 0973
Password: 204989
DVPA Calendar
(Domestic Violence/Temporary Restraining Order)

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Dial in:
Phone Number: +1 (669) 254-5252
Meeting ID: 160 496 1372
Password: 412529
Backup DVPA Calendar (Backup Domestic Violence/Temporary Restraining Order Calendar)

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Dial in:
Phone Number: +1 (669) 254-5252
Meeting ID: 161 455 7578
Password: 796917
Firearm Relinquishment Calendar

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Dial in:
Phone Number: +1 (669) 254-5252
Meeting ID: 161 455 7578
Password: 796917

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023: 2:00 PM Family Law Support calendar

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Restraining Order Clinic

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Clerk's Office:

Southern Branch

400 County Center, 1st Floor,
Redwood City, CA 94063 [Directions]

Phone Number: (650) 261-5100

Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Office Hours:
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To Schedule an Appointment click here

NOTE: The Clerk's Office will continue to accept and process Emergency Ex Parte, Domestic Violence and all Temporary Restraining Order Petitions, and Civil Ex Partes.

Email:
If you have questions specific to your case, you may click here to email the clerk's office.

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