March 31, 2020
Hearing Schedules / Court Appearances

All appearances in traffic court must be scheduled in advance. Same day walk-ins are no longer available. Requests to reserve a court date may be made on-line through the court's website, in person at the traffic clerk's office in South San Francisco, or by a court clerk over the phone. Reserve early as space is limited. You are not required to deposit bail when requesting an arraignment hearing or when requesting a court trial at your arraignment appearance.

Please note that court trial dates with the officer present cannot be reserved through the court's website or over the phone. If you wish to plead not guilty and request a court trial with the officer present to contest your citation without initially appearing in court to make that request, please refer to the Options on How to Take Care of your Traffic Citation/Ticket section of our website for more information.

The Traffic Division is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hearing schedules are as indicated in the table below (holidays excepted).

  Traffic Division
Address Northern Branch: 1050 Mission Road, Southern San Francisco, CA 94080

Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom M at the Northern Branch (holidas excepted)

Court Trials:
(All Court Trials are Pre-Calendared.)
Monday through Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom M at the Northern Branch

(holidays excepted)
Night Court Trials:

The first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Courtroom 4A at the Southern Branch, 400 County Center, Redwood City CA 94063. (holidays excepted)

Payment of your bail/amount due may be required when requesting a night court hearing. Ask the Clerk for complete information on procedures for requesting night court.

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