April 20, 2014
Request Copies by Mail

Records Management provides copy work for Civil, Family Law and Probate files. For Juvenile, Criminal, Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer copies, please contact those units directly.

Please send your request to the Records Management Division:
San Mateo Superior Court
Records Management
400 County Center
1st Floor Room A
Redwood City, CA 94063

You will need to include:

  • Case Number
  • Parties Involved
  • Approximate Filed date of the document or description
  • Self-addressed postage paid envelope

If you do not have the case number, you may conduct a search by accessing our Public Records Index. The Records Management Division does not research files. If you do not know the date the document was filed, you may search for it by accessing our website, or you may retain the services of a local copy service to assist you.

For Criminal files

Please send your request to the Criminal Division:
San Mateo County Superior Court
Criminal Division
400 County Center
4th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063

For Criminal files located in South San Francisco - Prior to July 15, 2013:

Please send your request to the South San Francisco Criminal Division:
San Mateo County Superior Court
1050 Mission Road
South San Francisco, CA 94080

For Criminal files located in South San Francisco - After July 15, 2013:

Please send your request to the Criminal Division located in Redwood City.

Please make your checks payable to "Superior Court". If you are unsure of how many pages the document contains, please write, "Not to Exceed $40.00" in the memo section of the check. We will fill in the amount and provide you with a receipt showing you the amount you were charged. If you are requesting a large document or multiple certified copies, please increase your "Not to Exceed" amount accordingly. Once we receive your request, you may expect a reply within 21 days.

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